Iran fall in FIFA rankings

Iran fall in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles on Thursday moved from 52 to 47 in the latest world rankings released by Federation Internationale de Football Association on Thursday. Spain fell two places to eighth position, while Chile moved one up into ninth.

Nigeria's spot has been boosted by their friendly victory over Poland as they climb five places to 47th in the world. The South Africa 2013 African Cup of Nations winners still trailed Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco and Egypt on the continent.

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.

In the top 10 ranked countries, World Cup holders Germany remain number one, with Brazil in second, Belgium are third, Portugal are in fourth and Argentina fifth. Iceland are now 22nd dropping four spots from their 18th position in March.

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The next FIFA World Ranking would be released on 17 May 2018.

"As we think big and because we want to do justice, I want to deliver an application letter, signed by the 10 nations of CONMEBOL, for the 2022 World Cup to be played with 48 teams", Dominguez said during the CONMEBOL congress on Thursday.

CONMEBOL officials also used the event to promote the joint candidacy of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to host the 2030 World Cup, which will take place 100 years after Uruguay won the inaugural edition as hosts. Switzerland and France climbed two spots to sixth and seventh.