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Nigeria remain 9th in the continent on new FIFA rankinf

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Nigeria maintain its position as number nine in Africa in the newly released world football governing body FIFA ranking newly released today 3 September 2015. The giant of Africa, faced with management instability and any interference from Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, could not climb above the 53rd position in the world as Algeria leads Africa continent maintaining 19th position and Argentina still hang at the top of the list.
Next to Algeria for Africa continent is Cote d’Ivore at 21, followed by Ghana at 27. Tunisia (33), Senegal (38), Congo (42), Cameroon (42), Egypt (49), Nigeria (53) and Cape Verde Islands (56) make up the top ten in Africa.
Slit change occurred at the top of the September edition of the Ranking, with Chile climbing up from 10th to 8th taking the position of England who dropped by two as Argentina continuing to lead the way ahead of Belgium (2nd, unchanged) and Germany (3rd) unchanged.
Both Austria (13th, up 1) and Congo (42nd, up 1) are attained their best positions since 1993.
The composition of the top 50 for September 2015 also shows precious little change, with Egypt (49th, up 3) the only newcomer in this group at the expense of Republic of Ireland (51st, down 1) and Cape Verde Islands (56th, down 6), who have both dropped out of last month’s ‘top 51′. The regional composition of the top 50 now looks as follows: UEFA: 30 teams (down 1); CAF: 8; CONMEBOL: 8; CONCACAF: 3; AFC: 1; OFC: 0.
The following teams have also climbed at least five places: Georgia (147th, up 7), Panama (59th, up 6), Cuba (113th, up 6), the Dominican Republic (123rd, up 6), Armenia (83rd, up 5) and Nicaragua (139th, up 5). Three teams – Rwanda (78th, up 13), Guatemala (98th, up 10) and Fiji (181st, up 17) – have even made gains of at least ten places.
A total of 15 new international ‘A’ matches have been taken into account for this edition of the ranking, all of them friendly matches in the CONCACAF (1 match), Asia (10), Africa (2) or Oceania (2) zones.

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