FIFA Rankings: Nigeria unchanged in new rankings, Brazil remain on top

Nigeria remains 40th in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday.

The Super Eagles did not play any competitive fixture last month and as such were not likely to be on the up when the rankings were released.

South Africa, who the Eagles face next month in the AFCON qualifiers, were also non-movers as the Bafana Bafana held on to the 64th spot.

Nigeria’s other Group E AFCON 2019 opponents Seychelles also maintained their 196th position. Only Libya changed their position as they moved up just one spot from 91st to 90th.

Two of the Eagles’ 2018 World Cup qualifying group opponents, reigning African champions Cameroon and Algeria, maintained their number 33rd and 54th spots respectively, but Zambia dropped one spot to 98th in the world.

In the top 10 ranked nations in the world, there were no movements as all the teams maintained their positions.

Brazil maintained their number one position and is followed by Argentina, and Germany.

Madagascar was the best movers moving nine spots into 111st, while Malawi were the worst movers dropping from 100 to 114th. India would replace Malawi in the top 100, a feat that would see them break into the bracket for their first time in 21 years.