Super Eagles ranked 52nd in the World in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Super Eagles ranked 52nd in the World in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Super Eagles ranked 52nd in the World in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Cape Town - South Africa have climbed one place to 76th in the world in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings released on Thursday.

The Pharaohs now have 687 points in the rankings now sit fifth amongst other teams in the African continent, following Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The three-time African champions retained its 52nd position with 609 points in the March edition of the ranking released on Thursday.

The Super Eagles have not been in action since they beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly game in November 2017.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association calculates every country's ranking based on match results (a win, a loss or a draw), importance (i.e. a friendly or a World Cup match), and strength of the nation's opponent ranking-wise.

The team, which did not play any global match in this ranking period, jumped three places to enter the top-100 for the first time this year.

While Poland, who host Nigeria on March 23rd, climbed one spot to become joint-sixth with Spain in the rankings; Serbia who play Nigeria four days after, reained their 34th position.

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