Nigeria maintains 47th position in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Nigeria maintains 47th position in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Nigeria's Super Eagles have retained her last month Coca Cola FIFA world rankings on 47th position and sixth in Africa in May, according to the latest FIFA ranking released on its website on Thursday.

DR Congo, ranked third in Africa and 38th in the world, will not be in Russian Federation.

Since debuting in 1978 in Argentina with a 3-1 victory over Mexico, Tunisia have failed to win a World Cup match in 11 attempts.The other African qualifiers for Russia - Senegal, Morocco, Egypt and Nigeria - are among the top six ranked African teams.

Barrister Dalung expressed delight in the team's show of commitment, patriotism and unity of objective as the World Cup in Russian Federation gradually gets closer.

The Eagles' 2018 World Cup Group D opponents all maintain their previous spots. Most of its players have featured well in notable club matches across the world.

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World champions Germany top the ranking followed by five-time champions Brazil with Belgium third and Portugal fourth with Argentina fifth.

It is the first national call-up for Kano Pillars forward Lokosa, so is Italian Serie A side Crotone's striker Nwankwo.

The worldwide football Federation (FIFA) has published the may ranking for national teams.

The team is scheduled to warm up against DR Congo on May 28, before moving out to England to take on Three Lions in Wembley Stadium on June 2 and the Czech Republic on June 6.

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