Thursday, December 20, 2012

FIFA latest rankings: Nigeria in 52nd position and 10th in Africa. Brazil now 18th in the world

The Super Eagles ended 2012 on the FIFA Rankings on a high after moving five steps to finish the year on the 52nd spot in the December edition of the monthly rankings released on Tuesday. The Eagles were ranked 57th in November.

The Eagles had started the year in the 45th position and sixth on the African continent but will now end the year occupying tenth spot in Africa behind the Elephants of Ivory Coast who are the highest ranked African team going into next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Algeria, Mali, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, Gabon, Tunisia, Central Africa Republic are the other African teams rated above Nigeria in the World rankings.

Meanwhile, World and European Champions, Spain, has completed a full year atop the FIFA rankings, and Brazil has plummeted to No 18.

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