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Nigeria Drop in Latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria dropped one place to number 31 in the latest men’s ranking released by FIFA.

Senegal still top Africa but are number 18 in the world followed by Morocco in number 22.

Tunisia are third in Africa after displacing Nigeria from number 30.
Brazil still on top, Argentina on the podium.

  • Brazil remain atop FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking
  • France drop out of top three
  • Kazakhstan make most progress

Between the final qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the UEFA and Concacaf Nations Leagues fixtures, the qualifiers for continental championships in Asia and Africa, and a host of friendly matches, there has been no shortage of international football since the last edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in March. A total of 280 international fixtures took place during this period with significant ramifications in the Ranking: of the 211 countries listed in the global standings, 177 experienced movement. Three months after taking top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking from Belgium (2nd, -), Brazil (1st, -) have widened the gap on their nearest pursuer. Argentina (3rd, plus 1) take the last of the podium places at the expense of France (4th, minus 1), who have paid the price for four games without a win in the UEFA Nations League.

PRISTINA, KOSOVO - JUNE 09: Vedat Muriqi of Kosovo (R) celebrates with Milot Rashica, Lirim Kastrati and teammate's after scoring their team's third goal during the UEFA Nations League League C Group 2 match between Kosovo and Northern Ireland at Fadil Vokrri Stadium on June 09, 2022 in Pristina, Kosovo. (Photo by Armando Babani/Getty Images)

Making progress among the Top 10 are Spain (6th, plus 1), the Netherlands (8th, plus 2) and Denmark (10th, plus 1), while Italy (7th, minus 1) and Portugal (9th, minus 1) head in the opposite direction. For their part, Mexico (12th, minus 3) drop out of the Top 10 completely. With a surge of 11 places, Kazakhstan (114th, plus 11) made the most progress in this edition. Cuba (167th, plus 10), Greece (48th, plus 7), and Malaysia (147th, plus 7) also made notable gains. Kosovo (106th, plus 1) and Comoros (126th, plus 2) continue their ascents to once again achieve all-time Ranking highs.

Click here to view the complete Ranking. The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 25 August 2022.

Ranking June 2022
LeaderBrazil (unchanged)
Moves into top 10Denmark (10, plus 1)
Moves out of top 10Mexico (12, minus 3)
Matches played in total280
Most matches playedMexico, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (6 each)
Biggest move by pointsKazakhstan (plus 31.51)
Biggest move by placesKazakhstan (plus 11 places)
Biggest drop by pointsMyanmar (minus 32.65)
Biggest drop by placesEgypt and Nepal (minus 8 places)
Newly ranked teamsNone
Teams that are no longer rankedNone
Inactive teams that are no longer rankedNone
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