The FIFA latest rating has ranked Nigeria as the 16th best team in Africa and 70th in the world.

The FIFA latest rating has ranked Nigeria as the 16th best team in Africa and 70th in the world.

The FIFA latest rating has ranked Nigeria as the 16th best team in Africa and 70th in the world.

The Super Eagles dropped nine places in the latest world football governing body ranking (FIFA) which was announced on Thursday.

Algeria, one of the Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers opponents with 781 points was ranked as the highest team in Africa and 32nd in the world.

Cote d'Ivoire (35), Ghana (36), Senegal (41) and Egypt (43) complete the top five teams in Africa in that order.

Those who were listed as part of the top ten were:Tunisia (45), Cameroon (53), Morocco (54), Congo DR (59) and Mali (61) who occupied the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.

There was a slight shift in the global level, Euro 2016 as Iceland went higher after they reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, moving up 12 places to 22nd.

Argentina was ranked first followed by Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Chile.

While the winner of the Euro 2016,Portugal and the defeated team, France both  went higher in two and 10 places occupying the sixth and seventh, with Spain, Brazil and Italy rounding off the top 10.

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