Nigeria move up in June Fifa ranking

02 Juin, 2017, 12:44 | Author: Cyril Hebras
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Nigeria's Super Eagles has moved to two places up to the 38th position in the latest World football governing body, FIFA rankings.

The Eagles are in action later today in their second friendly match against Togo's Sparrow Hawks at the Stade Municipal in France, with Rohr looking to fine-tune the relatively new side before the visit of South Africa in an Afcon qualifier June 10.

The Super Eagles last game was against Corsica which ended in a 1-1 draw with both teams scoring from the penalty spot.

Eagles' Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying opponents, Zambia are ranked 98th, gaining one place and having 334 points, while Algeria are joint 53rd in the world, gaining one spot.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 6 July 2017.

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Egypt and Senegal rose in the ranking, to 20th and 27th respectively.

Togo, Nigeria's global friendly opponents, are 106th in the world with 320 points gained.

Rohr called Ogenyi Onazi, Elderson Echiejile, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, home-based professional Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Portugal-based Dele Alampasu.

In the world rankings, Brazil, Argentina and Germany are the top three teams in the world, followed by Chile and Colombia.

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