FIFA Ranking: Argentina retains top spot, Nigeria drops

Argentina sits atop FIFA rankings at the end of 2016

Argentina ends the year top of the FIFA world rankings, with South American neighbours Brazil second.

Argentina, who has led the rankings since replacing Belgium in April, has won 10 of their 15 games in 2016, while losing three.

World champions Germany stay third, ahead of Chile, Belgium and Colombia in the rankings published on Thursday by football’s governing body.

Euro 2016 finalists France, who have gained the most ranking points since December 2015, remain seventh ahead of European champions Portugal, while Uruguay and Spain complete the unchanged top 10.

The biggest movers of the month are Rwanda, who are up nine places to 92nd.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria made a drop in the latest FIFA Ranking.

The Super Eagles have not played a game since the last FIFA Ranking where they jumped 10 places from 60th to 50th.

Nigeria drops one place to 51 overtaken by Burkina Faso-the Super Eagles and Burkina Faso were joint in the ranking before the latest one.

The Super Eagles also dropped in the Africa Ranking from seventh place to eighth.

Senegal (33) remain the number one African country in football followed by Cote d’Ivoire (34), Tunisia (35), Egypt (36), Algeria (38), Congo DR (48) Burkina Faso (50) Nigeria (51), Ghana (53) and Morocco (57).

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