Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nigeria and other WC bound nations move up in FIFA's World Ranking for the month

Nigeria and a host of other World Cup bound nations moved up in FIFA's World ranking which was released yesterday for the month of April. Nigeria moved up to the 45th position from their 47th position in the last ranking, the new position in FIFA's list is as a result of their goalless draw in their recent World Cup warm-up games against Mexico last month.

 For CAF's list in the ranking, the Super Eagles of Nigeria now occupy the 6th position trailing closely behind Cape Verde who currently occupy the 5th position, Ghana sits at the 4th position while Egypt and Algeria occupied the 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Africa's favorite, Ivory Coast have not moved an inch as they remain in their number 1 spot in African football and moved up 1 point to number 21 in the World ranking. Europe occupies the three top spots on the list after Portugal climbed third behind leaders Spain and Germany. Four South American nations have moved up in their spots for this month with Colombia following behind in the 4th positon, Uruguay moved up 1 spot to the 5th position while rivals Argentina and Brazil both share the 6th positoin in the ranking . Greece are once more in the top 10 in the World and they are right on number 10 with Italy occupying the 9th position in the top 10. England however missed by 1 point and are number 11 in the ranking.

Africa's top 10 list
1. Ivory Coast
2. Egypt
3. Algeria
4. Ghana
5. Cape Verde
6. Nigeria
7. Tunisia
8. Cameroon
9. Guinea
10. Mali