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Nigeria, Argentina, Croatia & Iceland stagnant in May Fifa ranking

11:36 AM WAT 17/05/2018
Alexander Iwobi Javier Macherano Nigeria Argentina
The 2018 Fifa World Cup Group D foes were motionless in the recent world ranking released by the world football ruling body on Thursday

Nigeria remain the 47th best football playing nation in the world, Fifa’s May ranking established that.

The three-time African champions alongside other countries in the top 47 were motionless in a month characterised by quietness on the international football scene.

This means that the Super Eagles remain as the best sixth best team in Africa with 635 points behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco and Egypt.

It is the same tale for the country’s opponents at the 2018 Fifa World Cup as they remain static. Croatia stay impassive at 18th with 975 points.

World Cup debutants Iceland are ranked 22nd with 930 points, while Argentina – a team Rohr’s men silenced 4-2 in a friendly match are the fifth best football playing in the world with 1254 points.

The next ranking on June 7, 2018 – seven day to the commencement of the 2018 Fifa World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

The Philippines moved up two places to accomplish their best ever position in the Fifa ranking (111), due to the Azkals’ positive results in recent months.