TICKER: New FIFA ranking is Nigeria’s worst in 10 years – Click for details

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped five places to 63rd in the world in the latest FIFA Rankings released by the world football governing body.

This is Nigeria’s worst ranking in a decade to show the decline of the team in world football. This ranking is coming as the Super Eagles are preparing for the all important 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Liberia next weekend in Calabar.The first leg ended 2-2 and the Super Eagles need a victory to qualify for the Nations Cup.

The country also dropped three places from 10th to 13th in the Africa ranking with Central Africa Republic making the highest leap of 15 places to 49th in the world and ninth in Africa.

Cote d’Ivoire still top the Africa ranking as they are 16th in the world, while Algeria moved up four places to occupy Africa’s second spots and 24th in the world.

Mali is third on the Africa ranking after climbing five places and now ranked 27th in the world.

Spain top the world ratings, while Germany, Portugal Argentina and England complete the top five countries.

– Nigerian Eye

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