See Nigeria Position In FIFA World Ranking
Nigeria’s senior national team has ended 2020 as the 35th best football playing country in the world.
Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles remain unmoved in December’s ranking released by FIFA on Thursday morning.
The three-time African champions garnered a total of 1474 points to stay as the fifth-best team on the continent behind Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
In a year inundated by the coronavirus pandemic which crippled football-related activities globally, Nigeria played four games. Their first match of 2020 ended as a 1-0 defeat to Algeria in an international friendly. This was followed up with a 1-1 draw against Tunisia in another international warm-up game staged at the Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria.
Nigeria’s double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifier versus Sierra Leone ended 4-4 and 0-0 respectively.
Senegal are ranked first on the continent and 20th in the world with 1558 points, while the Carthage Eagles are 26th in the world and second in Africa after amassing 1503 points.
Belgium claimed the team of the year prize for the third consecutive time having won six of their eight matches played in 2020.