FIFA ranks Nigeria 27th best team in S/ Africa

Date: 14-07-2010 3:53 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Nigeria’s performance at the just ended World Cup has been reflected in the ranking of all the teams that participated at the Mundial by FIFA. In a release by the world football governing body, Nigeria came a distant 27th position out of the 32 teams that participated.

Other African teams at the tournament which included Algeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana and Cote d’Ivore were ranked 28, 31, 15,7 and 17 respectively
Meanwhile England's performance at South Africa 2010 was officially her worst at a World Cup finals, according to FIFA.

The governing body's post-tournament rankings placed Fabio Capello's side 13th out of the 32 teams following her tame exit in the last 16.
Her previous worst placing was 11th in 1958 and this summer's ranking is seven places lower than England's showing at the last two tournaments.

Winner, Spain, was top followed by the Netherlands, Germany and Uruguay.
England failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1974, 1978 and 1994.
She went out in the last 16 this time after scmolesting through a group that included the United States, Slovenia and Algeria, before losing 4-1 to Germany in the last 16 - her heaviest World Cup defeat.
England went out in the group stage of the 1950 and 1958 tournaments, when there were only 16 teams in the tournament, but still managed to rank higher than 13th. The World Cup was expanded from to 24 teams in 1982 and to 32 in 1998.

Fifa's rankings take into account group stage results, progress in the competition and the quality of opposition.
The top four rankings mirrored the final positions in the tournament.
Of the beaten quarter-finalists, Argentina were fifth, Brazil sixth, Ghana seventh and Paraguay eighth.
Japan, Chile, Portugal and the US were all higher than England in the table, while 2006 World Cup winners Italy were 26th and France, who triumphed in 1998, were 29th after their dismal group stage exits.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggested England's poor performance could be explained by the number of foreigners in the Premier League but also pointed to the overall strength of teams at what turned out to be an unpredictable World Cup.
"England is considered as being the motherland of football, as Brazil is the heartbeat of football, but there are no small national teams any more," he said.
"There are small countries but their national teams are very strong as football has developed."
Despite England's poor showing at the tournament, the Football Association decided to stick with Capello, whose contract runs until the 2012 European Championship.

Attention now turns to the friendly against Hungary at Wembley on 11 August and the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, which starts in September with back-to-back fixtures against Bulgaria and Switzerland.
Capello will discuss his plans at an FA Board meeting on Thursday.
Fifa's latest world rankings will be released on Wednesday, with world champions Spain poised to reclaim top spot from Brazil.
Semi-finalists Uruguay are likely to jump up from their current 16th place, while England (eighth), Italy (fifth) and France (ninth) could all drop down following their under-par results in South Africa.


Posted: at 14-07-2010 03:53 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
- debuchi at 14-07-2010 06:36 PM (10 years ago)
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They tried but that was not what we expect from them
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- sammyleecuc at 14-07-2010 06:51 PM (10 years ago)
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i think fifa is spot on wit d ranking and no mistake on that
Posted: at 14-07-2010 06:51 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Regenesis at 14-07-2010 07:46 PM (10 years ago)
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At least we didn't come in last  Cheesy. Glad Ghana came in #7...well-deserving.

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- nice9ija at 14-07-2010 07:50 PM (10 years ago)
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opposite!!!
Posted: at 14-07-2010 07:50 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- orland at 14-07-2010 08:34 PM (10 years ago)
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Mtcheew...
Posted: at 14-07-2010 08:34 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- w---2 at 15-07-2010 05:12 AM (10 years ago)
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yeye dey smell...
Posted: at 15-07-2010 05:12 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- dmanner at 15-07-2010 08:52 AM (10 years ago)
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Na the #3b dem waste dey vex me
Posted: at 15-07-2010 08:52 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- dmanner at 15-07-2010 08:53 AM (10 years ago)
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Na the #3b dem waste dey vex me
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- vantheo at 15-07-2010 09:24 AM (10 years ago)
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Ok i don hear

Posted: at 15-07-2010 09:24 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Agatex at 15-07-2010 11:18 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: orland on 14-07-2010 08:34 PM
Mtcheew...
Posted: at 15-07-2010 11:18 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mck1 at 15-07-2010 11:53 AM (10 years ago)
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Na wetin concern agberu wit overload ?
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- adelekekool at 15-07-2010 12:22 PM (10 years ago)
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before nko,dem one be the 1st
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- eminice at 15-07-2010 12:56 PM (10 years ago)
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Nigeria Suppose placed 32nd,Blatter made an error.
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- sammyleecuc at 15-07-2010 06:18 PM (10 years ago)
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why is dat,were not that bad
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- nwachiefchina at 16-07-2010 02:29 AM (10 years ago)
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dont talk of that please, nigeria was the best looser in south africa. Angry
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- sammyleecuc at 16-07-2010 09:05 AM (10 years ago)
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Realy,we were better than the french and the Azzuris
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- mat-James at 16-07-2010 10:04 AM (10 years ago)
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@ Eminice,

Bro you are right,
FIFA didn't mark their script well,
Nigeria should have been second to the last, period.
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- slimshaddy-8 at 16-07-2010 10:35 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: mat-James on 16-07-2010 10:04 AM
@ Eminice,

Bro you are right,
FIFA didn't mark their script well,
Nigeria should have been second to the last, period.


chei, we only have one fatherland which is niger.
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- mat-James at 16-07-2010 06:19 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: slimshaddy-8 on 16-07-2010 10:35 AM
Quote from: mat-James on 16-07-2010 10:04 AM
@ Eminice,

Bro you are right,
FIFA didn't mark their script well,
Nigeria should have been second to the last, period.


chei, we only have one fatherland which is niger.


U no one fatherland,
but two fathers property,
where some are getting the greater path of the loots,
and others small, small ones.
Posted: at 16-07-2010 06:19 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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