Nigeria rise in the latest Fifa Rankings
Nigeria’s rise in the latest Fifa Rankings to the successful outing of
the Super Eagles in the just concluded World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Nigeria climbed up ten places to perch at 34th in the latest Fifa
rankings released on Thursday, and the Federation believes the credible
outing at the World Cup played a role.
“The great leap has occurred as a result of the Super Eagles’ Round
of 16 berth at the recently – concluded 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil,
and also sees the African champions rising to third place in Africa,
behind Algeria and Cote d’Ivoire,” a statement made available to KickOffNigeria.com by NFF’s spokesman Ademola Olajire read.
Nigeria are now placed third on the continent behind Algeria and
Ivory Coast respectively, although the latter failed to reach the
knock-out stage at the Fifa World Cup finals, while Algeria, like
Nigeria, also crashed out at the Round of 16, after losing to eventual
champions Germany in extra time.