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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Slips As Argentina Regain Top Spot

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped five places to 67th in the recent FIFA World Ranking released on Thursday by the world football governing body.

The drop may be due to the team’s inability to qualify for the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, as Samson Siasia’s men lost the ticket to the Pharaohs of Egypt.

The Eagles occupy the 14th position behind the likes of Ghana, Algeria, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Congo Democratic Republic and Senegal.

Algeria are the number one ranked team in Africa and 33rd in the world, while Cote d’Ivoire are second in 34th globally.

Meanwhile, Argentina overthrew Belgium at the top of the rankings to reclaim the number one spot and end the European country’s five-month spell at the top.

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The South American nation recorded victories over Chile and Bolivia in the World Cup qualifier last month, while Marc Wilmots’ men lost against Portugal.

Chile moved up to third, while Colombia are one place behind them in fourth, with Germany dropping one position to fifth after losing to England.

Former world champions, Spain, Brazil and Portugal are in sixth, seventh and eighth place respectively, while Uruguay and England round of the top 10.