Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking: Super Eagles maintain 47th position in May

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South Africa remain 15th in Africa.

Gernot Rohr's side was ranked in the same 47th globally and sixth in Africa when the last list was released and they still maintained the same position in the latest ranking.

The rankings coming ahead of the world cup also saw the Super Eagles group D opponents, Croatia, Iceland and Argentina remaining rooted in their previous position.

With a total of 692 points, Morocco ranks fourth in the African continent, with Tunisia ranking first and 14th worldwide and Senegal second, clinching the 28th position, while the Democratic Republic of Congo was placed third in the African continent and 38th in the world. The fifth spot has been the highest so far reached by any African country.

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

"We should not be among the teams that would make up the numbers at the World Cup instead be among the teams that will make it interesting because we have all it takes", he added.

The Super Eagles will officially open camp Monday in Uyo as the team enters its final phase of preparations for the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Congo match, according to sources would also be expected to afford fans the opportunity to assess the team in their final home game before the World Cup.

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