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Super Eagles of Nigeria move up 12 places in new FIFA Ranking

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up 12 places in the new FIFA Ranking from 45th to 33rd.

The new ranking was released on Thursday, July 25 just a week after the Super Eagles of Nigeria won the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to confirm their place as the third-best team in African football.

Nigeria’s performance at AFCON 2019 is however not the reason for the jump as ranking is not based solely on current results. Older results also have an impact on recent scores.

In the new ranking, the Super Eagles are third in Africa below Senegal who are in 20th place and Tunisia who are the 29th country in world football.

Nigeria are above newly crowned African champions Algeria who jumped 28 places and Morocco who are 41st.

Egypt (49), Ghana (50), Cameroon (53), Congo DR (56) and Côte d’Ivoire (57) complete the top 10.

Belgium remain the number one country in world football with Brazil in the second position after moving up one place and followed by France, England and Uruguay.

Portugal, Croatia, Colombia, Spain and Argentina complete the top 10.

African Ranking

(1) Senegal (2)Tunisia (3) Nigeria (4) Algeria (5) Morocco (6) Egypt (7) Ghana (8) Cameroon (9) Congo DR (10) Cote d’Ivoire

World Ranking

(1) Belgium, (2) Brazil, (3) France (4) England (5) Uruguay (6) Portugal (7) Croatia (8) Colombia (9) Spain (10) Argentina

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CAF has deferred the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draw

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Africa’s football overseeing body CAF has deferred the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draw.

This was reported in a proclamation delivered on CAF’s true site on Sunday.

The draw was planned for June 25 in Yaounde, the capital city of the competition’s host country.

Be that as it may, on Sunday, CAF said the deferment was because of “strategic reasons identified with the Covid-19 pandemic” and another date would be reported at the appointed time.

“In line with CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has consented to defer the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 last draw for strategic reasons identified with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The draw was at first booked for 25 June 2021 and another date will be declared at the appropriate time.

“CAF keeps on cooperating with its accomplices, the Cameroon government and the LOC with the goal of making theTotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a fruitful occasion and an incredible festival of African football.”

It woule be reviewed that the 2021 AFCON has effectively been returned a year due to the pandemic.

CAF a month ago delayed the resumption of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which had been booked for the initial a long time of June, accusing the Covid-19 pandemic.

The gathering period of African qualifiers for the World Cup is presently because of start in September.

The Super Eagles will be one of the 24 nations that will take part at the following year’s AFCON.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has reported the deferment of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations attract because of ‘strategic relations identified with the Covid’.

Following the finish of the capability round in March with 24 nations affirmed for the following year’s competition in Cameroon, the gathering stage draw was first made arrangements for June 25 in the host country.

Notwithstanding, qualified groups will presently need to trust that another date will know their destiny in the rivalry after the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee acknowledged Caf’s solicitation for rescheduling.

“In line with Caf, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has consented to delay the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 last draw for calculated reasons identified with the Covid-19 pandemic,” the assertion read on Caf’s site.

The draw was at first booked for 25 June 2021 and another date will be reported at the appointed time.

“Caf keeps on cooperating with its accomplices, the Cameroon government and the LOC with the goal of making the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a fruitful occasion and an incredible festival of African football.”

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations will start from January 9 to February 6 with six arenas set to have the games across five urban communities in Cameroon.

The biennial contest has been moved multiple times before Caf chose to hold it in January 2022 as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Cameroon were at first reserved to have the contest among June and July in 2021 however it was subsequently changed to the January/February space two years prior on account of climatic conditions.

Simply a month ago, the African football overseeing body again deferred the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers from this month to September because of ‘challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic’.

Algeria are the prevailing African heroes after they crushed Senegal 1-0 in the 2019 Afcon last in Egypt.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash

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The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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Benin coach Michel Dussuyer boast of big win against the Super Eagles

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Benin lead trainer Michel Dussuyer is energetic his group can guarantee a major success against the Super Eagles in Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match

The Squirrels lost 2-1 to Gernot Rohr’s side on matchday one in spite of making a valiant effort in the game

Dussuyer’s side have won two and attracted one of their last three games the qualifiers since the loss to the Super Eagles in Uyo.

Beating the three-time African bosses no uncertainty will be an extreme undertaking for Benin, yet Dussuyer is resolute it is attainable.

“We have regard for Nigeria however we likewise have our resources. We will move toward the game with a great deal of reality and assurance. We understand what we need to do,”the Frenhman told a question and answer session monotored by Completesports.com.

“On Saturday our aspiration is to win. It won’t be a simple assignment. We have trusts.”

The game will hold at the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo.

Benin possess second spot in Group L with seven focuses from four games and will get a spot in Cameroon 2021 with a success against the Super Eagles.

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