Eagles, World Cup Opponents Unmoved In FIFA Rankings

Maricruz Casares
May 17, 2018

Only Benin and Botswana - who leaped six places each - made a better upward shift than Kenya during the month that had few worldwide matches resulting in the little movement.

Argentina, favourites in Group D, are 5th in the World, while Croatia and Iceland are 18th and 22nd respectively.

Gernot Rohr's side was ranked in the same 47th globally and sixth in Africa when the last list was released and they still maintained the same position in the latest ranking.

"In fact, the first 47 positions remain totally unchanged from April's ranking, but outside the top 50, a couple of teams have made notable advances. Kuwait (160th, up 16) have leapt up the table thanks in part to their 2-0 friendly victory over Palestine", FIFA's statement added.

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However, the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will hope to move up with a good result against DRC, who are rated 35 in the world, on May 28 in Port Harcourt.

The next ranking on June 7, 2018 - seven day to the commencement of the 2018 Fifa World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

The Squirrels move up six spots to 84th overall, and will have their sights on matching their highest ever Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking - the 71st place they achieved in 2010.

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