Occupies joint 4th spot in Africa.

By Matthew Denis

The Nigeria Super Eagles ended year 2020 in 35th position in the final ranking released by the world football governing body, FIFA on ThursdayIn the outgoing year, the Super Eagles failed to win a match. They played four matches, draws three and lost one. 

The Gernot Rohr led side drew 4-4 and then 0-0 with Sierra Leone in AFCON qualifiers in November after they lost 1-0 to African champions Algeria in and International friendly played in Austria and then drew 1-1 with Tunisia in October.

They will again be back in action in March 2021 during which time they are expected to book their passage to the AFCON to be staged in Cameroon in 2022.
On the continent, the three-time African Cup of Nations champions occupy fourth position shared with the Atlas Lions of Morocco which also ended the year in 35th place in the world and fourth in Africa.
The Teranga Lions of Senegal finished 2020 as Africa’s best team in 20th and number one on the continent.

Tunisia are second in Africa and 26th on the globe while reigning African champions Algeria are 31st in the world and third in Africa.
Belgium finished the year at number one and are followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal in second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.The next FIFA ranking will be published on 18 February 2021.