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Nigeria slumps 14 places to occupy 57 position - FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria’s senior national team, Super Eagles, has fallen 14 places on the latest FIFA ranking, to occupy the 57th position, the worst in recent times.
The latest ranking, released on Thursday by the World football governing body, further confirmed the dwindling fortunes of the beautiful game in the once Africa’s football power house.
With the latest ranking, Nigeria, three time African champion, now occupy the 10th position on the continent.
Algeria, who are 19th in the world, remain the highest ranked team in Africa while Ivory Coast, Ghana Tunisia , Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Cape Verde and Egypt are all placed above Nigeria.
Argentina are the new top team on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
Despite losing to Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa América, the Albiceleste have leapfrogged over Belgium and Germany to take the top spot in the world ranking for the first time in seven years.
Chile, who emerged Champions in the South America tournament, moved up eight positions; only just missing out on a top-ten ranking at number 11.

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