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

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved five places in the Coca-Cola FIFA rankings for the month of April to become the 47th best football playing nation in the world.

India, top ranked teams among the SAARC nations moved two-position up to 97th with 354 points.

Switzerland now sit in sixth place, one ahead of France, after both sides climbed up two spots.

The Eagles began 2018 by retaining the 51st position they dropped to in December but the team could not maintain the spot and slid down a spot in February to 52, which they retained in March.

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Tunisia is the highest ranked African nation in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world ranking, ahead of Senegal, Congo, Morocco, and Egypt. The Super Eagles remain sixth in the continent, behind Morocco (42nd) and Egypt (46th).

On the other hand, there was no improvement for the Nigeria's 2018 World Cup Group D opponents as Argentina dropped one spot to fifth, Croatia dropped three places to 18th and Iceland dropped to 22nd.

Vietnam remains the top Southeast Asian nation at 103rd in the world, while Iran is the top-ranked nation in the Asian Football Confederation. Belgium climb to third while Portugal dropped to fourth. Spain dropped to eight while Chile and Poland complete the top 10.

A FIFA World Cup victor on four occasions, Italy's previous worst was when they occupied 17th on two separate occasions in 2015 and 2017.

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