Super Eagles Rise In FIFA Ranking; Argentina, Croatia, Iceland Drop

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World Cup-bound Tunisia remain Africa's highest placed team in the latest edition of the FIFA World Rankings, released on Thursday, while Nigeria are among the continent's big movers.

India, top ranked teams among the SAARC nations moved two-position up to 97th with 354 points.

In Africa, the Super Eagles are now in the sixth position.

The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on May 17, exactly one month before the World Cup scheduled for June 14 - July 15 in Russian Federation.

Two- time world champions Argentina dropped one spot to fifth, while Croatia dropped three places to 18th and Iceland dropped down to 22nd position.

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Germany continue to rule world football in number one position followed by Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina who fell one place.

In the CECAFA region, where Rwanda is located, Uganda still leads, reigning regional champions Kenya are second while Vincent Mashami's Amavubi come in third.

A FIFA World Cup victor on four occasions, Italy's previous worst was when they occupied 17th on two separate occasions in 2015 and 2017.

Proposals for the new-look tournament suggest the opening phase will consist of 16 three-team groups, with the top two in each group moving forward to a 32-nation knock-out tournament.

In sixth position are Switzerland, France are in seventh, Spain in eight, Chile in ninth and Poland in 10th.

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