Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Super Eagles Rise In FIFA Ranking; Argentina, Croatia, Iceland Drop

Super Eagles Rise In FIFA Ranking; Argentina, Croatia, Iceland Drop

"I firmly believe as president of FIFA in an enlargement of participating national teams because I am convinced that it is good for the development of football all over the world", Infantino said.

Packing 493 points, team Russian Federation dropped three places lower than last month's ratings and is squeezed between the team from Slovenia (65th place with 495 points) and Mali (67th place, 462 points).

Joachim Low's team lost 1-0 to Brazil and drew 0-0 with Spain in the latest worldwide friendlies last month.

Senegal, another of the continent's quintet in Russian Federation, are second-placed in Africa but drop one place overall to 28th, while the Democratic Republic of Congo complete CAF's top three after climbing one spot to 38th globally.

Belgium rose two places to No 3, while Portugal and Argentina each dropped one to No 4 and No 5 after losing friendlies.

Chipolopolo are also 17th on the CAF rankings where Tunisia are the highest ranked country from the continent on the Federation Internationale de Football Association charts at number 14 in the World.

The Kyrgyz Republic produced the most impressive jump in the FIFA's April rankings, leaping up 40 notches from 125 to 75 position in the world with 424 points.

DR Congo comes third but at position 38 in the world with 711 points.

Likewise, Switzerland, France, Spain, Chile and Poland complete the list of top ten nations in world football.

Iceland also made a downward movement, falling four places from 18th to 22nd.

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