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NIGERIA RISE TO 61ST IN JUNE FIFA RANKING


The Super Eagles have moved six places up in
the grading released by the world football
ruling body, but are twelveth in Africa
Nigeria rose up six spots to 61st place in the
Fifa rankings released on Thursday, though
are twelveth-ranked African side.

The Super Eagles were 67th in May grading,
but victories in their international
friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg last
month ensured they amassed 559 points to
move up.

In Africa, they are placed behind Algeria,
Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt,
Tunisia, Cape Verde, Congo DR, Guinea,
Cameroon and Congo.

Algeria moved one place up to number 32 in
the world, while reigning African kings Cote
d’Ivoire dived two places to place number 36.
Argentina and Belgium held firm to the first
and second spot in the world while Austria
returned to the top ten with Uefa Euro hosts
France moving up four places to 17th in the
world.

Slovakia and Madagascar were top movers.
The Europeans climbed eight steps to the
24th place, while the Africans rose 29 places
into the top 108.
The next world ranking will be published on
14 July 2016.