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Super Eagles of Nigeria drop in latest FIFA Ranking

By Daniel Oriloye - The Super Eagles ended 2022 in the 35th position, according to the latest FIFA ranking.

Jose Peseiro’s men also finished the year as the fifth-ranked team in Africa behind Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon.

Morocco has overtaken Senegal as the highest-ranked African side in the FIFA World rankings.

Morocco skyrocketed in the rankings after producing an unforeseen run to the World Cup semifinals. The Atlas Lions jumped 11 places into 11th place, becoming Africa’s highest-ranked team. Australia and Cameroon also enjoyed double-digit rises – ranked 27th and 33rd, respectively – after exceeding expectations in Qatar.

Meanwhile, Belgium fell two places from second to fourth after failing to make it out of the group stage. The Red Devils are ahead of fifth-place England and sixth-ranked Netherlands.

The United States, meanwhile, overtook Mexico as the highest-ranked CONCACAF nation, moving three places into 13th. Mexico is ranked 15th, while Canada suffered one of the most significant drops by plummeting 12 places to 53rd.

FIFA Will published the rankings this Thursday, December 22nd, and points were accumulated from 159 out of 173 matches played since October 3rd.

Credit: Reel Radio

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