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FIFA rankings: Nigeria escapes Senegal Algeria in W’Cup playoff draw

…may face Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon

Super Eagles will avoid tough sides including Senegal, Algeria,Morocco and Tunisia when the FIFA World Cup draws is held next month as the Nigerian side retained fifth top spot in Africa in the latest FIFA rankings. They are also 36th in the world with 1478.78, while Egypt have slipped to 45th on 1451.77 despite reaching the semis of the FIFA Arab Cup in Qatar. Both teams will clash in an opening AFCON group game on January 11 after which the next FIFA Rankings will be released. The Eagles now look good the 2022 World Cup final playoffs in March. This means they will avoid the continent’s top four teams in the playoffs but the prospect of facing Egypt, Cameroon and Ghana could also be disturbing.. The World Cup playoffs draw will be staged during the AFCON in Cameroon. The Eagles AFCON group rivals Sudan dropped to 125th in the world and Guinea-Bissau remain at 106.

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