Nigeria Climb Five Spots On FIFA Ranking

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Stuart Baxter will now be hoping to build on last month's Four Nations Cup win when they go into competitive games this year, with the opportunity to qualify for the African Cup of Nations and move even higher in the rankings.

Bafana on the other hand shot four places after their victory in the tournament Zambia hosted in Ndola from March 21-24.

Tunisia (14), Senegal (28), Congo DR (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46) are all above Nigeria (47) in the African Ranking.

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The change would give a significant boost to the All Whites' chances of making the World Cup, as the increase the 2026 tournament grants an automatic place for the top Oceania team.

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Despite a three-place fall, Iran still dominated the Asian ladders as world no. 36 with 727 points, followed by Australia (world no. 40, 700 points), Japan (world no. 60, 528 points), and the Republic of Korea (world no. 61, 520 points).

Reigning World Cup champs Germany remain in top spot despite losing in a friendly to second-place Brazil last month, while Belgium move up two places to third in the world.

Nigeria, now sixth in Africa and 47nd in the world, are the fifth and final African team to have qualified for the June/July spectacle.

With AP Photos.The governing body of South American soccer has asked Federation Internationale de Football Association to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

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