FIFA Ranking - Nigeria Remains 47th Position, 6th in Africa

Nigeria Retains 47th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

Bafana Bafana have held onto their position in the latest FIFA World Rankings, released for May 2018.

Just seven global "A" matches, all friendlies, took place in the past month and as a result there are few movers in the latest rankings.

There was no movement in the top 47 with Germany, Brazil and Belgium retaining the first three spots on the ranking.

The Super Eagles alongside their Group D opponents in the World Cup are unmoved from their previous ranking.

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It's a far cry from the glory days when Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

Tunisia is 14th on the table, followed by Senegal on 28th and Congo DR the 38th.

DR Congo, ranked third in Africa and 38th in the world, will not be in Russian Federation.

There are no movers inside the world's top 47 places, and therefore Africa's top six remain as they were in April.

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The Squirrels move up six spots to 84th overall, and will have their sights on matching their highest ever Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking - the 71st place they achieved in 2010.

There were no changes at the world's top 40 with Germany, Brazil and Belgium still clinging to the top three positions with barely a month to the Fifa World Cup kickoff in Russian Federation.

The next ranking will be published on June 7, just seven days before the opening match in Russian Federation.

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