Friday, November 29, 2013

NIGERIA DROPS IN FOOTBALL FIFA RANKING

This is for real and surprising!!! Nigeria have dropped three places from 33 to 36 in the latest FIFA World ranking released on Thursday despite qualifying for the next FIFA world cup......
The African champions defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in their final World Cup qualifier on November 16 before holding European giants Italy to a thrilling 2-2 in an international friendly match in London two days later.
But these performances didn’t favour the 2014 World Cup-bound Super Eagles as they now stand as the 36th best football nation in the world with 710 points, losing 14 points from the 724 they amassed in October.
Ivory Coast remains the highest ranked team in Africa and 17th in the world on 918 points while Ghana are second  and 24th in the world with 849 points. Algeria are third in Africa and 26th in the world on 800 points.
Spain, who lost to South Africa 1-0 recently in a friendly game, still head the list with Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy and England completing the Top 10 list in that order.

Aswear down FIFA owes Nigeria an explanation, after all we are not playing badly under Stephen Keshi!!!