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Super Eagles end 2020 at 35th in FIFA ranking

Adewale Nurudeen

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Super Eagles end 2020 at 35th in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have ended the year 2020 in 35th position in the latest FIFA ranking.

According to the list released by the world football governing body, the three-time African champions secured a total of 1474 points to share the fourth-best team in Africa spot with Morocco.

Of the four matches played by the Gernot Rohr inspired team this year, the Eagles drew three and lost one.

Senegal, Tunisia and Algeria occupy the 1st, 2nd and 3rd spots respectively in Africa.

“A total of 1082 full internationals were played in 2019, the biggest number since the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was introduced in 1993,” FIFA said.

“By contrast, just 352 matches took place in 2020. Not since 1987 (323 matches), have so few fixtures taken place in a calendar year.

“And while 2020 has certainly had major disruptions, Belgium still managed to claim the title of FIFA/Coca-Cola world Ranking Team of the Year for the third consecutive time.”

The ten top-ranked nations are: Belgium (1), France (2), Brazil (3), England (4), Portugal (5), Spain (6), Argentina (7), Uruguay (8), Mexico (9), Italy (10).

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World ranking will be published on February 18, 2021.