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Nigeria sit at 49th position in new FIFA rankings

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Football governing body, FIFA, have announced the 2018 World Cup champions, and the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been rated the 49th best country in the world.

France is the new leader at the top of the latest FIFA rankings, while the previously top-ranked nation Germany, as well as Argentina, dropped out of the top 10.

The top five on the list consists of France, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia and Uruguay.

Nigeria ranks 49th in the world and 7th in Africa, while the top-ranked African team on the list is Tunisia tying the position with Senegal who both are 24th on the world stage.

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According to FIFA, the new formula;

“Relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the Ranking.

“The changes, of which there are several, include the fact that inactive teams now preserve their point totals, with no devaluation of older games.

“Points are dropped, however, from losing or drawing against weaker opposition, with the only exception to this rule matches in knockout rounds of major competitions such as the FIFA World Cup.”

Below are the top 50 on FIFA World Rankings

1 France
2 Belgium
3 Brazil
4 Croatia
5 Uruguay
6 England
7 Portugal
8 Switzerland
9 Spain
9 Denmark
11 Argentina
12 Chile
13 Sweden
14 Colombia
15 Germany
16 Mexico
17 Netherlands
18 Poland
19 Wales
20 Peru
21 Italy
22 USA
23 Austria
24 Tunisia
24 Senegal
26 Slovakia
27 Northern Ireland
28 Romania
29 Republic of Ireland
30 Paraguay
31 Venezuela
32 Costa Rica
32 Iran
32 Iceland
35 Ukraine
36 Serbia
37 Congo DR
38 Turkey
39 Bosnia and Herzegovina
40 Scotland
41 Montenegro
42 Greece
43 Australia
44 Czech Republic
45 Ghana
46 Morocco
47 Bulgaria
47 Cameroon
49 Russia
49 Nigeria

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FIFA World Rankings (Africa Top 10)

1)Tunisia
2)Senegal
3)Congo DR
4)Ghana
5)Morocco
6)Cameroon
7)Nigeria
8)Burkina Faso
9)Mali
10)Cape Verde

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