Slight improvement as Kenya moves two places up in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Henrietta Strickland
May 17, 2018

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

On the worldwide scene, just seven global "A" matches, all friendlies, took place in the past month and as a result, there are few movers in the latest FIFA World Ranking.

Four of the top five African ranked teams have qualified for Russian Federation 2018 with Tunisia retaining their top spot, followed by Senegal, DR Congo, Morocco and Egypt.

Africa's top five are Tunisia (14th overall), Senegal (28), Democratic Republic of Congo (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46), meaning the Super Eagles are the lowest-ranked of all the continent's World Cup-bound sides.

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

The Eagles are also unmoved in the same sixth position they were in last month's rankings.

Federation Internationale de Football Association will release the next rankings June 7, 2018, three days after the submission of the World Cup list.

The Philippines (111, up 2) attained their best ever position in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking due to the Azkals' positive results in recent months - which included qualifying for their maiden AFC Asian Cup.

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