Super Eagles Retain 31st Position In February FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles have retained the 31st position in the latest FIFA rankings for February released on Thursday.

In the latest ranking, the Eagles maintained their third position in Africa, while Tunisia are 27th in the world and second on the continent behind Senegal, who are Africa’s number one team and are 20th in the world.

The Eagles’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group L opponents Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic also maintained their spots.

Benin remained at 88th, Lesotho are still 139th while Sierra Leone occupy 118th position.

Meanwhile, Belgium retained number one spot in the world. While world champions, France, follow in second place with the number three position occupied by Brazil, England and Uruguay are fourth and fifth respectively.

Some minor movement in the top 50 sees Wales (23rd, down 1) and Paraguay (41st, down 1) each fall down a spot, while Ghana (46th, up 1) rise ever so slightly.

Palestine (103rd, up 3) are the first biggest climbers of 2020. The AFC side’s success in January’s Bangabandhu Cup sees them leapfrog Estonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mozambique and Kenya as they secured the biggest move by points and rank.

Beaten Bangabandhu Cup finalists Burundi (149, up 2), who like Palestine contested four matches in January, move into the top 150.

Elsewhere, Aruba (200, up 1) and Pakistan (200, up 1) managed to improve on their respective positions amidst a rather quiet month in international football.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on April 9, 2020.