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Nigeria to drop places in the new FIFA Rankings

The Super Eagles failure to beat Cameroon in the doubleheader friendly games they played in Austria this month is set to cost them when FIFA releases the new rankings

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to drop at least two places when the new FIFA rankings is released on August 12. The Super Eagles played two games this month against Cameroon, but failed to win either.

Gernot Rohr’s men lost 1-0 in the first encounter played before playing out a goalless draw in the second encounter. Failure to win any of the two games means the three-time African champions are likely to drop from the 34th ranked nation in the world to the 36th ranked nation.

It could even get worse should they lose their next encounter against Mexico at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 4.

However, the Super Eagles will retain their position in Africa’s top five, which is enough for them to be among the top seeds for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations draw.

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