Mon. May 16th, 2022
Super Eagles (Channel news)

Super Eagles’ position on December 2021 Coca-cola FIFA rankings remains the same ahead of World Cup playoff draws.

The world football governing body just released the end of the rankings for national teams, but the Super Eagles did not change position.

Nigeria was ranked 36th in the world in November, and they maintained the same position in December rankings.

The Super Eagles kept the 5th position in Africa, that guarantees their spot as one of the seeded teams for the 2022 World Cup playoff draws.

Senegal was ranked first in Africa and 20th in the world, followed by Morocco (28th), Algeria (29th), and Tunisia (30th).The top five ranked teams are guaranteed a seeded place in Africa’s World Cup playoffs draw in January.

Super Eagles will be among the seeds when the draw will be conducted.

The draw will produce ten group winners from the second round battle against each other in a two-legged tie to determine the five teams that will represent Africa.

Summary of the rankings according to fifa.com

  • Belgium top the FIFA/Coca-Cola Ranking for the fourth consecutive year
  • This year’s ‘Most Improved Side’ are Canada with a 130.32-point gain
  • Qatar in Top 50 as we head into 2022

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 10 February 2022.

LeaderBelgium (unchanged)
Entries in the Top 10None
Top 10 releaseNone
Total number of matches played58
Most matches playedAlgeria, Egypt, Qatar, Tunisia (6 matches)
Greatest increase in pointsIndonesia (up 11.13)
Greatest increase in terms of placesAlgeria, Qatar, Thailand (plus 3 places)
Biggest decline in terms of pointsMyanmar (minus 8.01 points)
Biggest decline in terms of placesMyanmar (minus 4 places)
New entries in the rankingNone
Exits from the rankingNone
Inactive unranked teamsCook Islands
Summary of FIFA rankings (FIFA.com)

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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