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Nigeria Retains 47th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

17 May 2018, 05:29 | Randall Craig

Harambee Stars Coach Sébastien Migné during training session at Camp toyoyo stadium on May 15,2018 /OLIVER MORGAN

Harambee Stars Coach Sébastien Migné during training session at Camp toyoyo stadium on May 15,2018

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained their 47th position in the latest world ranking released on FIFA's official website Thursday.

Nigeria ranked behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco and Egypt, respectively.

This month's rankings were revealed on Thursday, with virtually no worldwide action having taken place over the last four weeks.

There was no movement in the top 47 with Germany, Brazil and Belgium retaining the first three spots on the ranking.

Russia, which will be hosting the FIFA World Cup this year, did not play friendly matches either in April or in May and remained its last month's 66th place packing 493 points.

There were no changes at the world's top 40 with Germany, Brazil and Belgium still clinging to the top three positions with barely a month to the Fifa World Cup kickoff in Russian Federation. "Kuwait (160th, up 16) have leapt up the table thanks in part to their 2-0 friendly victory over Palestine", FIFA's statement added.

The next rankings would be released on June 7.

The Philippines moved up two places to accomplish their best ever position in the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking (111), due to the Azkals' positive results in recent months.

The Eagles' 2018 World Cup Group D opponents all maintain their previous spots.

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