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FIFA ranking: Argentina remains on top, Nigeria 67th



Argentina has maintained their ace in the latest FIFA ranking, with Nigeria struggling at a distant 67th position.

With no A-international matches played in April, the May edition of the FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking provided a brief moment of security for teams eager to hold onto their top positions.

All teams in the Top 50 maintained their positions this month.

Meanwhile, the regional composition of said teams also remained unaffected since last month’s ranking. 

For May, UEFA has 30 teams in the Top 50, CONMEBOL 8, CAF 7, CONCACAF 3, AFC 2 and OFC 0.

Kuwait’s forfeiture of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualification matches scheduled for March against Korea Republic and Laos were included in the calculation for the May Ranking. 

Consequently Korea Republic moved into 54th (up 2) and Laos moved up 6 places into 176.


The Philippines failed to qualify for the next round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the AFC region.

However, the Azkals get to celebrate a milestone in the May Ranking. 

Thomas Dooley’s men moved up one rank this month to reach their best ever position on the FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking (115). 

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 2 June 2016.

See the best 50 below:

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Chile

4. Colombia

5. Germany

6. Spain

7. Brazil

8. Portugal

9. Uruguay

10. England

11. Austria

12. Ecuador

13. Turkey

14. Switzerland

15. Italy

16. Mexico

17. Netherlands

18. Hungary

19. Romania

20. Bosnia and Herzegovina

21. France

22. Ukraine

23. Croatia

24. Wales

25. Costa Rica

26. Northern Ireland

27. Poland

28. Russia

29. USA

30. Czech Republic

31. Republic of Ireland

32. Slovakia

33. Algeria

34. Côte d’Ivoire

35. Iceland

36. Sweden

37. Greece

38. Ghana

39. Paraguay

40. Scotland

41. Denmark

42. Iran

43. Senegal

44. Egypt

45. Albania

46. Peru

47. Cape Verde Islands

48. Tunisia

49. Norway

50. Australia

67. Nigeria

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