It’s Official: Eagles drop from 28 to 30 in FIFA rankings

FIFA have officially confirmed Sportsnow’s exclusive report that the Super Eagles will drop two places from 28 to 30 when the rankings for April is released Thursday by the World Governing body for football. The Super Eagles drop ocassioned by their 2-0 loss to Mali in an international friendly last month albeit the team defeated Ghana 2-1 a few days earlier.

The Super Eagles soared to 28 last month, their highest ranking since May 2013 when they were also ranked 28th in the world, following their impressive run
in the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, losing 2-1 to the host in the final.

As authoritatively reported by Sportsnow, Morocco also dropped from 12th best in the world to 13th with Senegal unchanged from their 17th best ranking last month.

Mali also moved three places up from 47th to 44th while reigning African champions, Cote d’Ivoire retained their 39th best ranking. Nigeria’s next opponents in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June, South Africa and Benin Republic, as predicted, also have contrasting fortunes.The Bafana dropped from 58 to 59 while the Benin Republic senior national team moved up a step from 98 to 97.

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