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Two Factors That May Have Contributed To Super Eagles Drop In FIFA Ranking.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria, have dropped two places in the latest FIFA ranking for the month of October, they moved from 34th to 36th globally. This is highly disappointing coming from the 21st most expensive squad in the world, with some of the biggest names in European club football. Here are two factors that may have contributed to the drop;

1, Loss To CAR: The shocking and embarrassing home defeat they suffered against Central African Republic in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, may have contributed to the drop. CAR are ranked 115th in the world and their win against the Super Eagles was their first in 13 games.

2, Poor Performance: The absence of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi, massively contributed to the loss and the lacklustre performance, because the team lacked creativity and solidity in the midfield. In summary, their poor performance may have also contributed to the drop in FIFA ranking, because Belgium lost all their games during the break, Italy equally lost a game, yet they didn't drop in the ranking. This simply shows that, the level of performance equally matters.

Despite dropping by 2 places in the global ranking, they are still among the top 5 in Africa. Senegal tops the list as number one in Africa, Tunisia comes second, Morocco sits comfortably at number three, Africa's defending champions Algeria are fourth and Nigeria is ranked 5th place.

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