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Nigeria still 36th on FIFA ranking

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According to FIFA ranking on Thursday, Nigeria’s Super Eagles maintained its position as they started the year in 36th place and ended the year also in 36th place.

According to FIFA, the Covid-19 pandemic reduced the number of international matches to a record low, falling only behind the number for 1987.

“Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, only 352 full internationals were played in 2020. Not since 1987 (323 matches) had so few games been played in a calendar year. By contrast, planet football made up for the lost time in 2021 with a record-breaking 1116 matches played.

“And while the quantity of games changed radically from one year to the next, the top-ranked team in the FIFA/ Coca-Cola World Ranking has remained the same! For the fourth year in a row, Belgium (1st) ends the calendar year in pole position, albeit only just ahead of Brazil (2nd) by 2.1 points. France (3rd) complete the podium for 2021.