India drop 10 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, Germany leads (Second Lead)

India drop 10 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, Germany leads (Second Lead)

Nigeria on Thursday slipped to the 44th position in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking irrespective of the Super Eagles 5-1 aggregate defeat of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

Brazil has lost top spot in the FIFA World Ranking to Germany. The Samba boys are now ranked 2th, while Portugal are now third in the world, with Argentina and Belgium in fourth and fifth positions respectively.

Kenya is ranked 22 in Africa and second in the region that is led by Uganda with 486 points.

So what's this mean for the U.S. national team, should they recover from this month's adversity to qualify for an eighth straight World Cup?

Joachim Low's side proved too much for Czech Republic and Norway in their Group C matches and after picking up six points they moved five points clear of Northern Ireland.

That's only as good as the accuracy of FIFA's rankings, though.

This would avoid another controversy which emerged in 2014 when the November rankings were used, which critics said gave an advantage to teams involved in that month's play offs.

Italy are now 17th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking which would land them in Pot 3 if all the teams above them qualify.

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