Fifa Ranking: Nigeria At The 52nd Position

Published: December 19, 2012
Fifa Ranking: Nigeria At The 52nd PositionThe Super Eagles of Nigeria ended the year as the 52nd best team in the world in the latest ranking by Football's governing body  Fifa. In comparison with last month's ranking, Nigeria, who are the 10th best team in Africa, climbed five places.

African Cup of Nations Group C opponents Zambia, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia are ranked 34th, 89th and 110th respectively. In the continental ranking, the Chipolopolo are ranked 5th, Dalyarak Ciha 24th while the Walya Antelopes are placed 31st.

European and World champions Spain continue to top the ranking followed by Germany, Argentina and Italy.

The first ranking of 2013 will be published by the official website of Fifa, on January 17.

Top 20 African Teams
1    Côte d'Ivoire       
2    Algeria       
3    Mali       
4    Ghana       
5    Zambia        
6    Egypt       
7    Gabon   
8    Tunisia        
9    Central African Republic           
10    Nigeria       
11    Libya       
12    Guinea       
13    Cameroon       
14    Sierra Leone       
15    Cape Verde Islands       
16    Togo       
17    Morocco   
18    Benin       
19    Senegal       
20    Equatorial Guinea

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