Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Germany return to top of world rankings

Germany return to top of world rankings

The Nigerian team dropped from 38th position it occupied in August to the current 44th placed in the overall FIFA World ranking released on Thursday.

According to the September rankings unveiled by Federation Internationale de Football Association on Thursday, South Korea fell two spots to No. 51, having accumulated 659 points.

Nigeria has dropped six places in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings and are now 44th in the world, according to the rankings released on Thursday.

Uganda Cranes beat Egypt 1-0 in a 2018 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup qualifier and lost by the same score away in Alexandria.

The rankings really reflect how the previous year has gone.

Northern Ireland are up three places to 20th and Scotland have improved from 58th to 43rd.

This would avoid another controversy which emerged in 2014 when the November rankings were used, which critics said gave an advantage to teams involved in that month's play offs.

6, followed by Switzerland, France, Chile and Colombia, who round out the top 10.

Germany, Argentina and Portugal will also take a place in the main group should they qualify, but the race to join that quintet looks set to go down to the wire.

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