FIFA: Nigeria ranked 6th best in Africa as Brazil overtakes Germany

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In the latest FIFA ranking released today, Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany

According to fifa.com,Argentina remain in third but the heavyweight trio are accompanied in the top five by two sides reaching unusually heady heights. Switzerland (4th, up 1) have reached their highest position since the very first month of the World Ranking (they were third in August 1993), while Poland (5th, up 1) are at an all-time high. Neither have dropped in the standings for 11 months.

Meanwhile, Nigeria are sixth in Africa while they moved up to 38th in the world. They were 39th in the previous ranking.

A special mention also goes to Namibia (136th, up 20), who were the month’s biggest climbers.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 14 September 2017.

Most matches played

Jamaica (6 matches)

Biggest move by points

Jamaica (up 172 points)

Biggest move by ranks

Namibia (up 20 ranks)

Biggest drop by points

Curaçao (down 147 points)

Biggest drop by ranks

Cuba, Curaçao (down 18 ranks each)

Newly ranked teams

None

Teams that are no longer ranked

None

Inactive teams, not ranked

None

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