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FIFA Ranking 2018 – Super eagles drop to 48th Position

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FIFA Ranking 2018 – Super eagles drop to 48th Position

– Super Eagles drop one place in the new FIFA ranking released
– Germany remain No. 1 as Brazil comes No. 2
– The New Ranking affects other countries – Majorly Nigerian Opponent in Russia 2018

Nigeria dropped one place from 47th to 48th position in the new ranking released by FIFA on Thursday, June 7.
In the continent, the Super Eagles also slipped from sixth to seventh position as Ghana overtook Nigeria by a step in 47th and sixth positions respectively. Following their three losses in the five friendlies played this year, the three time African champions, as expected dropped in the perking order released by the football governing body FIFA Ranking 2018.

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The Super Eagles have 618 points having lost 17 points from last month’s 635 and incidentally, none of Nigeria’s opponents at the World Cup rose in the ranking. Argentina remain the fifth best team in the world (FIFA Ranking 2018), while Croatia dropped two places from 18th to 20th and World Cup debutants Iceland stayed in the 22nd spot. Germany retain their first position, while Brazil, Belgium, and Portugal occupy second, third and fourth positions respectively.

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Switzerland are in sixth, while France are seventh but Poland moved up three spots from 10th to eighth while Chile and Spain retain their ninth and 10th spots respectively.
The Green and White men recently lost by 1-0 to the Czech Republic in their final friendly match played in Austria.

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Russia 2018 Nigeria Fans Cries to Nigeria Government For Help to Return Home

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Russia 2018 Nigeria Fans Cries to Nigeria Government For Help to Return Home – About 80 Nigerian football fans were sighted outside of the country’s embassy in Russia, they were gathered in front of the building asking for help from the government as they want to return home to their families. The Super Eagles failed to advance from Group D after losing 2-1 to Argentina in the final group game on May 26

We have heard tales of countries sponsoring legions of supporters to the world cup and are also guaranteed safe return to their countries. It is so surprising to see Nigerian’s supporters Russia 2018 Nigeria Fans being stranded in Russia, IMO (In My Opinion) this is the outcome of improper planning and administration.

Meanwhile, a representative of the of the volunteer organization ‘Alternativa’, Oleg Melnikov, revealed that they came to find work in Russia, but were deceived and now can not return back. 

He further explained that Nigeria’s return tickets were canceled on arrival in the Russian Federation, adding that the number of Nigerians in the same dilenma may be several times more that the number in this report.

During this World Cup period, countless number of Nigerian girls have been forced into prostitution after being promised jobs in the European country. 

No fewer than 80 Nigerians are currently seeking help to return home from Russia after being stranded in the European country. Mostly men, are seated on a blue mat in front of the country’s embassy in the European country.

 

However, the Embassy of Nigeria has allocated buses to fellow citizens, on which they will be taken to hostels, stay paid for by the diplomatic mission for a period of five days. 

During this time, the diplomats expect to settle the issue of returning citizens to their

Russia 2018 Nigeria Fans Cries to Nigeria Government For Help to Return Home

Russia 2018 Nigeria Fans Cries to Nigeria Government For Help to Return Home

homeland.

Meanwhile, one of the football fans revealed that they came to the embassy in Russia for help, saying that they just want to return to their families in Nigeria. 

“We came here to come and plead to our government in Nigeria because all of us came here to watch football, and we paid our flight tickets to and fro.

“But unfortunately, we cannot get our return back and it is so disappointing to us because we never planned to stay back in Russia. 

“We want to go back and that is why we are pleading to both our government and that of Russia to help us.” 

We had earlier reported well researched tips on how Super Eagles failed against Argentina

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Gernot Rohr Explains why Nigeria Lost Against Argentina – Nigerians React

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Gernot Rohr claims his team missed little experience against Argentina

Gernot Rohr Explains why Nigeria Lost Against Argentina – Nigerians React – 

Gernot Rohr who is the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has blamed inexperience as the major rationale that condemned his wards to a 2-1 defeat against Argentina on Tuesday night, June 26. Super Eagles needed a draw in their final Group D game against the South Americans for them to reach the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup, but they were beaten by Lionel Messi’s led squad. The Barcelona forward even scored his first goal of the tournament against Nigeria in the encounter, and his country will now face France in the knock out stage.

“We are disappointed. My young team was missing a little experience to handle the final minutes. I’m proud of my time. We have to accept. “This kind of matches builds the character of a team. They’ll learn. The World Cup has come a bit early. In 4 years, they’ll learn,” Gernot Rohr told media men in Russia after the match.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board are expected to make a statement soon on the future of Gernot Rohr as the coach of the Super Eagles.

Goals from Messi and Rojo secured qualification for Argentina as Chelsea winger Victor Moses also scored his first goal in the World Cup for Nigeria.

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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo in Russia 2018

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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo at World Cups: As football’s best two players prepare for a fourth tournament, we compare their records on the biggest stage so far

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

Throughout their careers, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have battled for superiority, and this month both will compete at their fourth World Cup finals. Neither star has managed to yet get their hands on the most

coveted trophy in football – indeed, they have only appeared in one final between them so far.

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo in Russia 2018-2 - NPBS

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo in Russia 2018 – NPBS

 

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo in Russia 2018 - NPBS

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo in Russia 2018 – NPBS

Germany 2006

Messi 

Making his debut a year before the tournament, 18-year-old Messi was a bit-part player in Germany, starting just one game – a Group C dead rubber against Holland.

However he showed his potential with a first World Cup goal, an 88th-minute finish to put the gloss on a thumping 6-0 win over Serbia and Montenegro.

Messi was left on the bench for Argentina’s quarter-final against Germany, and could only watch on as the hosts dumped his country out on penalties.

Lionel Messi - Germany 2006 - Scoring Against Serbia and Montenegro

Lionel Messi – Germany 2006 – Scoring Against Serbia and Montenegro

Ronaldo

Following his tears in the Euro 2004 final, the then-Manchester United star announced himself on the World Cup stage by helping portugal match their best ever run, to the semi-finals.

Ronaldo only started one of Portugal’s first four games – a 2-0 win over Iran, in which he scored his first World Cup goal – before his starring role in the quarter final victory over England.

He became English public enemy No 1 for his wink after Wayne Rooney was sent off, and a national hero at home for scoring the winning penalty in the shoot-out. However a semi-final loss to France ended Ronaldo’s dream.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Germany 2006

Cristiano Ronaldo – Germany 2006

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South Africa 2010

Messi  

Having won the first of four consecutive Ballons D’Or as Barcelona dominated under the reign of Pep Guardiola, Messi was now Argentina’s key man.

He played every minute of the tournament for Diego Maradona’s side, but could not find the net as he went five games without a goal.

Messi’s high point was two assists in a 4-1 Group B win over South Korea. The low point was the 4-0 quarter-final thumping at the hands of Germany.

Lionel Messi - Germany 2006 - Scoring Against Serbia and Montenegro

Lionel Messi – Germany 2006 – Scoring Against Serbia and Montenegro

Ronaldo

In 2010, Ronaldo had moved to Real but was yet to win the four Champions Leagues or four Ballons D’Or at the Bernabeu that have made him a modern legend.

In fact, although he played every minute Portugal were in action, Ronaldo had a low-key World Cup, save for a scrambled goal in the 7-0 battering of North Korea.

Those seven goals were the only ones managed by Portugal all tournament, as goalless draws with Ivory Coast and Brazil set up a last 16 tie with Spain. It was more tears for Ronaldo as their Iberian rivals won 1-0 on their way to the title.

Ronaldo scores his only goal of the 2010 World Cup, a scrambled effort against North Korea

Ronaldo scores his only goal of the 2010 World Cup, a scrambled effort against North Korea

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Brazil 2014

Messi 

After a domestic season without silverware but personally at the height of his powers, the 2014 World Cup was supposed to belong to Messi.

At first it looked that way as he scored in every group game, including a stunning late winner against Iran. However he did not score in the knock-outs, and did not even provide an assist after the last 16 win over Switzerland.

Messi was below par in the final as Argentina were yet again thwarted by Germany. Despite this he was named player of the tournament, and looked thoroughly miserable as he collected the award.

Messi is left dejected after the 2014 final, which Argentina lost after extra time to Germany

Messi is left dejected after the 2014 final, which Argentina lost after extra time to Germany

Ronaldo 

There is good cause to suggest the 2014 World Cup represents the lowest point of Ronaldo’s entire career. He was a Champions League winner, a Ballon D’Or holder, captain of his country – the pressure was on.

Portugal, and Ronaldo, crumbled. The tone was set with a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Germany, before being held to a 2-2 draw by the USA.

Ronaldo kept up his record of scoring once in every World Cup he played at with an 80th minute winner against Ghana, but it was not enough as Portugal crashed out of Group G

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There were tears for Ronaldo after Portugal exited Brazil 2014 at the group stages

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