Eagles crash again — Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Faith Castro
February 16, 2018

Rwanda have climbed two spots to 114 in the world in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings released on Thursday.

South Africa are now ranked 77th in the world, one spot up from last month, and have overtaken Uganda to become the 16th-ranked African nation.

During the month under review, the Eagles lost a game but also won four and the accumulation of points from a specific period was considered.

The FiFA ranking which was released on Thursday was the first after the 2018 Championship of African Nation (CHAN) where the Super Eagles finished second.

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Tunisia remained at the summit of African football with Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco, Egypt and Cameroon in the top 10 respectively.

Morocco (42nd worldwide) and Egypt (43rd) complete the top five, although the latter drop 13 places in the overall standings and, along with Burkina Faso, are the continent's biggest fallers.

Germany maintained top position with 1602 points ahead of Brazil (1484 points).

Interestingly, one of Nigeria's group stage rivals at the World Cup in Russian Federation next summer, Iceland, chalked up one of the greatest moves of the February rankings.

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