After a somewhat average showing at the FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2014, Nigeria has shot up to third place in the latest continental rankings, up by 3 spots from a previous 6th place.
Algeria who put up perhaps the best performance for an African side at the Mundial, breaking their own record by going beyond the group stage, is still Africa’s number 1 football nation. The Ivory Coast also maintains its position in second place followed by Nigeria.
Not surprisingly, Ghana who put up a woeful performance in Brazil slid to fifth position from third place preceded by Egypt who did not even make it to Brazil. Tunisia, Guinea, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Mali complete the top 10 in that order.
In a related scenario, Cameroon has been adjudged the worst team in Brazil 2014. Germany is the best team in the world and at the tournament, after winning the trophy followed by Argentina, the Netherlands, Brazil and Colombia. Belgium, France, Costa Rica, Chile and Mexico make up the rest of the top 10 best teams at the World Cup.
On a continental level, Algeria is 14th best, Nigeria, 16th, the Ivory Coast, 21st and Ghana 25th. Scandal-plagued Cameroon sits at the bottom of the rankings in 32nd place.