Eagles end 2021 as 36th best team
â¢ Belgium remains world No. 1
the The Super Eagles were not budged in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, ending the year as the 36th ranked nation in the world, while Belgium and Canada finished the year as the best teams in the world. .
Nigeria had started the year as the 36th ranked nation in the world in January 2021. However, they reached their best ranking of the year in April, where they placed 32nd.
Their current ranking places them fifth in Africa behind Senegal (20), Morocco (28), Algeria (29) and Tunisia (30).
The Eagles, who amassed a total of 1,478.78 points in the outgoing year, have played 11 games, recording six wins, two draws and three losses.
Of the 11 matches, eight of them were competitive matches including the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Cameroon and the 2022 World Cup qualifying group stage matches in Qatar.
The Eagles have won six of the eight competitive games, while losing to Central African Republic and drawing against Cape Verde in the World Cup qualifiers.
In the overall world rankings, the Belgians, although they did not win Euro 2020, finished the year as the best team with 1,832.33 points, while Brazil are close to second place with 1,826 , 35 points.
World Cup holders France, England and Argentina are the top five teams while Euro 2020 winners Italy are sixth. Spain, Portugal, Denmark and the Netherlands are the top 10 countries.
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