FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking: Belgium, France, Nigeria retains same position

FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking: Belgium, France, Nigeria retains same position
Super Eagles winners of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

With 15 friendly matches already played since the last Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA Coca-Cola World ranking in December 2019, the top 20 teams remain unchanged, with Belgium, France and Brazil in top three, while Nigeria retains it 31st spot.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria, still occupied the third position in Africa in the FIFA World Football Ranking for February, after Senegal and Tunisia respectively.

In the ranking table on the website of world football governing body FIFA on Thursday, Nigeria gathered 1,493 points, same point in the December 2019 ranking.

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Only a few matches were played on the international front so far this year, hence, there was little movement in the first FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2020.

Some minor movement in the top 50 sees Wales (23rd, down 1) and Paraguay (41st, down 1), each falling down a spot, while Ghana (46th, up 1) rises ever so slightly.

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Palestine (103rd, up 3) is the first biggest climbers of 2020. The AFC side’s success in January’s Bangabandhu Cup sees them leapfrog Estonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mozambique and Kenya as they secured the biggest move by points and rank.

Beaten Bangabandhu Cup finalists Burundi (149, up 2), who like Palestine contested four matches in January, move into the top 150.

Elsewhere, Aruba (200, up 1) and Pakistan (200, up 1) managed to improve on their respective positions amidst a rather quiet month in international football.

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