Eagles drop in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Eagles drop in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Osita Okeke, Chairman, Nigeria Football Supporters Club, South Africa chapter, said that there was no cause to worry about the latest rankings as it affects the Eagles.

Germany reclaimed its top position with 1,606 points, while Brazil slipped to second place and Portugal, also the European world champion, moved to third place. They dropped five spots from the 25th position they occupied last month.

"A lot of people have always questioned Federation Internationale de Football Association monthly ranking; but as far as I am concerned, we should not be bothered about that, rather we should continue to up our game".

Nigeria's only rival to next year's World Cup, the Chipolopolo of Zambia, are still a lowly 78th in the world and 16th in Africa.

"But that notwithstanding, the Eagles should always be consistent in delivering good performances in every match they play, " he said.

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FIFA stated that the October 2017 edition of world football's governing body official rankings will be used to allocate all qualified teams to the four pots 1 to 4, each pot containing eight teams.

Meanwhile, Germany returned to the summit of world ranking, continuing this year's on going tug of war with Brazil for top spot.

Argentina are down a place to fourth, while Belgium gain four places to fifth after sealing their place at next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

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