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Nigeria rise, Argentina, Iceland and Croatia fail in April Fifa Ranking

 

 

Nigeria are now ranked the 47th best football-playing nation in the world according to the April Fifa Ranking released.

Inspired by their victory over Poland in March’s international friendly, Gernot Rohr’s men climbed five placed – a position which makes them the sixth best team in Africa behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco and Egypt.

However, Super Eagles’ 2018 World Cup Group D foes plunged no thanks to their unimpressive performance during the Fifa international window.

After their 6-1 demolition to Spain, Argentina dropped a place to be ranked fifth, while Croatia fell to be rated as the 18th best country in the world.

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It was the same tale for World Cup debutants Iceland who are rated 22nd after gathering 930 points.

Even at Nigeria’s rise, they are the least ranked team in Group D ahead of the global football showpiece which kicks off in June.

The three-time African champions begin their sixth World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16 at Report Kaliningrad Stadium, with Argentina facing Iceland at Otkritie Arena, Moscow.

 

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