Ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped three places in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday for June.
According to FIFA official Twitter handle, the Gernot Rohr tutored-side, who are currently training in Ismailia, Egypt for the forthcoming AFCON 2019, dropped three places to land at 45th spot.
Senegal’s Teranga Lions remain Africa’s highest ranked national team, after gaining one spot to land on 22nd spot.
Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles are second as they are ranked 25 in the world; followed by the Super Eagles of Nigeria who are in the 45th position after sliding three places. Morocco (47) and DR Congo (49) occupy the fourth and fifth spots respectively.
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On the other hand, Belgium’s Red Devils maintained the hold at world’s best ranked national team, increasing their numerical advantage over France’s Les Bleus on second spot following EURO qualifying wins over Kazakhstan and Scotland.
The next FIFA World Ranking will be released on July 25, six days after the end of hostilities at AFCON 2019.
Genort Rohr’s men moved from 46th position to 42nd, following their impressive wins against Seychelles and Egypt during the international break. Senegal are still the highest ranked African nation after moving one step up from 24th to 23rd while Tunisia remain in the 28th position.