FIFA RANKING: While Zambia Soars, Nigeria Falls

Date: 15-02-2012 4:30 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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   Zambia has soared in the FIFA rankings after winning the African Cup of Nations, and Germany climbed to second behind World Cup winner and European champion, Spain.

However, the Super Eagles slid 11 places down the rankings coming in at number 56th in the world and eighth in Africa.

It was clear that Nigeria’s failure to take part in CAN 2012 played havoc on their ranking as beaten Gabon-Equatorial Guinea semi-finalists, Ghana retained its second position in Africa.

Zambia rose 28 places to No. 43, becoming the continent’s fourth-ranked nation after starting the African Cup in 16th place.

Cote d’Ivoire, which lost Sunday’s final in a penalty shootout, is the highest-ranked African nation at No. 15.

Also ahead of the Super Eagles on the continent are Algeria at 3rd (36th in the world), Mali 5th (44th), Gabon 6th (45th), and Libya, which reached its highest position since FIFA created the rankings in 1993. It rose 10 spots to No. 53.

But Egypt plummeted 25 places to No. 61 in the rankings, which weigh results over a rolling four-year period. The three-time defending African champions failed to qualify for this year’s tournament.

The United States rose two spots to No. 31 in the latest rankings released Wednesday after winning friendlies against Panama and Venezuela. Mexico leads the CONCACAF nations, unchanged at No. 21.

Germany moved up one place to reach its highest ranking since May 2009. The Netherlands dropped to third, largely for losing ranking points in a 3-0 victory over Croatia in February 2008. South American champion Uruguay is fourth, followed by England. Portugal moved up to No. 6, dropping Brazil to seventh, and No. 8 Italy and ninth-ranked Croatia also traded places.

Argentina dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since 2004, falling to 11 as Denmark moved up to No. 10.




http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fifa-rankings-zambia-soars-nigeria-falls/109365/



Posted: at 15-02-2012 04:30 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- zoe61 at 15-02-2012 08:15 PM (12 years ago)
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is really a shame dat every thing about Nigeria is falling down, the only things they know is money, money, and corruption.
Posted: at 15-02-2012 08:15 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Idbabe at 15-02-2012 09:02 PM (12 years ago)
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Nothing works here except corruption so football can't b an exception.
Posted: at 15-02-2012 09:02 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- proly at 15-02-2012 10:04 PM (12 years ago)
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ok oooooooooooooooo
Posted: at 15-02-2012 10:04 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- proly at 15-02-2012 10:06 PM (12 years ago)
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okooooooooooooooo
Posted: at 15-02-2012 10:06 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Tomnwakor at 15-02-2012 11:14 PM (12 years ago)
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wht a shame!!
Posted: at 15-02-2012 11:14 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- EMMYBOSS at 16-02-2012 07:29 AM (12 years ago)
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THERE IS HOPE.
Posted: at 16-02-2012 07:29 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- CHUKAGLY at 16-02-2012 07:53 AM (12 years ago)
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LET FIFA RANK THEMSELVES AND TELL US WHAT THEIR RANKING IS........RUBBISH RANKING

Posted: at 16-02-2012 07:53 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sexyBishop at 16-02-2012 08:38 AM (12 years ago)
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too bad
Posted: at 16-02-2012 08:38 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Lekan22 at 16-02-2012 09:29 AM (12 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 16-02-2012 09:29 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- stikerxxx at 16-02-2012 10:07 AM (12 years ago)
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i pray we come UP again...lol.
Posted: at 16-02-2012 10:07 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bachelorette at 16-02-2012 11:19 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: stikerxxx on 16-02-2012 10:07 AM
i pray we come UP again...lol.

that is if we can qualify 4 d next tournament

Posted: at 16-02-2012 11:19 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- malvin2525 at 16-02-2012 12:28 PM (12 years ago)
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 Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
Posted: at 16-02-2012 12:28 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jublow at 16-02-2012 03:05 PM (12 years ago)
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gud news
Posted: at 16-02-2012 03:05 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ernielinks at 17-02-2012 07:26 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: EMMYBOSS on 16-02-2012 07:29 AM
THERE IS HOPE. Bro.i like your spirit,is good to be optimistic. THERE IS STILL HOPE.
Posted: at 17-02-2012 07:26 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- interpo77 at 20-02-2012 09:43 PM (12 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 20-02-2012 09:43 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Barshkid at 26-02-2012 05:16 PM (12 years ago)
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E yah!!! Nigeria dropping ranking Again, diz iz very bad 4 our football ranking NFA or NFF
Posted: at 26-02-2012 05:16 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- blender45 at 29-02-2012 08:31 AM (12 years ago)
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by the grace of God the super eagles will wake up from their sleep. but the problem there is that this country is full of politics and corruption   
Posted: at 29-02-2012 08:31 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- Bachelorette at 29-02-2012 07:13 PM (12 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad Sad

Posted: at 29-02-2012 07:13 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- deboalabi262 at 5-03-2012 01:31 PM (12 years ago)
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2 bad...

Posted: at 5-03-2012 01:31 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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