Reports from the sporting sphere have revealed that the Nigerian Super Eagles have dropped again by one spot and they are now to be ranked 32nd in the world in the October world ranking by FIFA which is the global football governing body.
In the recent ranking table which had been released on Thursday, the Nigerian senior men’s national team had also garnered up to 1498.47 points in September as against the 1504.7 which had been garnered in August.
On the continental level, Nigeria has also been placed fourth behind Senegal (world 18th), Morocco (23rd) and Tunisia (30th).
On the global scene, a total of 53 UEFA Nations League matches and 119 friendlies had been played during the last international break before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 which would be kicking off on the 20th of November.
Brazil have also been placed first as Ranking leaders, which is enough to boost their confidence in the bid to win a sixth world title and Belgium who had also lost to eighth-placed Netherlands in the Nations League are second, after dropping a step, and Argentina in third place complete the podium.
Just behind them also lie the reigning world champions France in fourth place who are also followed by England in fifth place. The only change in the top 10 saw Italy in sixth place leapfrogging Spain who are now seventh.
In another related report, after a couple of weeks, the Canada football players have finally ended their strike to continue their preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup but warned “questions have yet to be answered and actions have yet to be taken”.
The team, who qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986, had taken action in a dispute over Qatar 2022 prize money.
As a friendly against Panama had to be called off, the country’s football ruling body reacted. Canada Soccer responded to reports players would receive only 10 per cent of the pot it received from FIFA.