Super Eagles Move Three Steps up in FIFA Ranking Despite Early Exit From AFCON 2021

News - by RadioNowIT / Feb. 11th, 2022

Despite a round-of-sixteen exit from the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up three places in the latest FIFA rankings. 

In the new rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body, the Super Eagles, moved up three places from 36th in the world to 33rd and up 2 places from fifth in Africa to number three on the continent.

Meanwhile, newly crowned AFCON champions Senegal retained their position as the highest-ranked African country and moved from 20 to 18 in the global rankings.

This is the highest rank ever for the Teranga Lions, who are still celebrating their maiden AFCON success where they beat Egypt via penalty shootouts in the final.

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