Iran fall in FIFA rankings

Iran fall in FIFA rankings

Ronald Pratt
April 15, 2018

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved five places in the Coca-Cola FIFA rankings for the month of April to become the 47th best football playing nation in the world.

World Champions Germany still sit at the apex of the table with 1533 points as Brazil comes second with 1384 points.

In Africa, the Super Eagles are now in the sixth position.

The large number of global fixtures over the last month has led to plenty of changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, including Belgium reaching the top three and six sides attaining their highest-ever position.

Iceland also made a downward movement, falling four places from 18th to 22nd.

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More motivation for the Azkals as they get ready for their first-ever trip to the AFC Asian Cup in the United Aram Emirates in January of 2019.

The Red Devils jumped above Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Lionel Messi's Argentina, who follow in fourth and fifth position respectively.

Proposals for the new-look tournament suggest the opening phase will consist of 16 three-team groups, with the top two in each group moving forward to a 32-nation knock-out tournament.

Switzerland is sixth, France seventh, Spain eight, Chile ninth and Poland dropped to tenth after losing to Nigeria.