Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Nigeria retains 47th position in latest FIFA rankings

Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne instructs his charges during morning training session at the Camp Nigeria remains 47th in FIFA rankings
Ben Pena | 17 May, 2018, 17:31

Only Benin and Botswana - who leaped six places each - made a better upward shift than Kenya during the month that had few global matches resulting in the little movement. "World Ranking", the Federation Internationale de Football Association said in its statement.

Germany, Brazil and Belgium were on the top three positions, while Super Eagles world cup foes Argentina, Croatia and Iceland were on fifth, 18th and 22nd positions.

Nigeria, now sixth in Africa and 47th in the world, are the fifth and final African team to have qualified for the June/July spectacle.

Kuwait (160, up 16) leaped up the table, thanks in part to their 2-0 friendly victory over Palestine.

SC collegium defers reiteration of Justice Joseph's elevation to top court
Three candidates have been nominated for a vacancy on Colorado's Supreme Court , created by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's retirement. Members also deliberated on whether Justice Joseph would lose his seniority if his name was clubbed with the others.

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

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in 28 days with the opening match in the Russian capital of Moscow.

Kenya's next opponent in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Ghana, moved a place up while Uganda remains the top-most East African country at position 74 in the world.

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russian Federation.

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