Nigeria Drops To 38th Position In FIFA Rankings

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

Nigeria has fallen to the 38th position in the latest FIFA ranking.

According to the ranking released on Thursday, June 19, 2024, Super Eagles now have 1498.93 points, a decrease from their previous 1520.27 points.

Formerly ranked 30th, Nigeria’s decline follows its performance in the two matches after the African Cup of Nations, where they emerged as runners-up after losing 2-1 to the host nation.

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In their recent games, the Super Eagles played a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic in a match played in Ivory Coast.

Nigeria’s hopes for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers remain doubtful, as the nation failed to secure victories in these crucial matches.

FIFA rankings are calculated using the Elo model, which considers team strength, match importance, and results.

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