Nigeria Retain 67th Spot In FIFA Ranking

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Newly-appointed president of FIFA Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference in Bangkok on April 28, 2016. Infantino is in the Thai capital to participate in celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Football Association of Thailand. Pix: AFP
Newly-appointed president of FIFA Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference in Bangkok on April 28, 2016. Infantino is in the Thai capital to participate in celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Football Association of Thailand. Pix: AFP
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THE latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking leaves Nigeria stuck on the 67th spot in the world ranking and 14th in Africa.

With no matches played in April there were few changes in the ranking with Argentina retaining the top spot followed by Belgium and Chile.

Algeria, which ranked 33 in the world, claimed the top spot in Africa followed by Cote d’Ivoire (34) and Ghana (38)

The ranking sees the top 50 teams retaining their position while the regional composition of the teams remained unaffected.

Laos recorded the biggest gain in ranking, moving up by six ranks to 176, while Kuwait suffered the biggest drop, falling by 14 ranks to the 140th spot.

World Cup winners USA topped the women’s ranking with Germany and France claiming the second and third spots.

Nigeria ranked 37 globally in the women’s ranking, but claimed the top stop in Africa followed by Cameroon (46) and Ghana (48).

The next ranking is due on June 2.

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