Super Eagles maintain 47th position in May — FIFA ranking

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According to the ranking table on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria still has 635 points to remain sixth in Africa, like it had in the April ranking. South Africa remain 15th in Africa.

According to the rankings, seven global "A" matches, all friendlies, took place in the month and as a result there are few movers in the latest ranking.

Most of the top 50 is unchanged, with Germany, Brazil and Belgium at one through three in the same top 10 as last month.

Among Africa's World Cup-bound sides‚ Tunisia remain number one on the continent (and 14 in the world)‚ followed by Senegal (28). The central African nation are ranked 38th in the world.

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Meanwhile, there was no movement also for Super Eagles World Cup opponents of Argentina, Croatia and Iceland as they all retained their last month's positions, 5th, 18th and 22nd respectively.

The Atlas Lions finished undefeated in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against strong opponents, including Mali, Gabon, and Cote D'Ivoire.

The Eagles will have yet another chance to enhance their ranking when they play a final World Cup friendly in Austria against Czech Republic, who are ranked 45 in the world.

The next rankings would be released on June 7.

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