Nigeria’s Super Eagles finished 2021 at 36th place in the most recent FIFA ranking, which was revealed on Thursday, December 3rd.
The ranking demonstrated that Nigeria’s Super Eagles did neither improve or regress, as they began the year in 36th place and finished the year in the same position.
The list was made public on FIFA’s official website.
In Africa, the three-time Africa Cup of Nations champions is ranked sixth.
Their 2021 AFCON Group D opponent, the Egyptian Pharaohs, remained in 45th place and sixth on the continent.
Guinea-Bissau, who will also face the Eagles, remained in 106th place, while Sudan, another group opponent, fell to 125th.
Senegal is still Africa’s highest-ranked team, ranking 20th, followed by Morocco in 28th, AFCON champions Algeria in 29th, and Tunisia in 30th.
Belgium finishes the calendar year in first place for the fourth year in a row, albeit only by 2.1 points ahead of Brazil (2nd). France rounds out the podium for 2021.
On February 10, 2022, the next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be released.