Federation Internationale de Football Association asked to expand World Cup 2022 to 48 teams by CONMEBOL

15 April, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Jeffery Armstrong
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India, top ranked teams among the SAARC nations moved two-position up to 97th with 354 points.

Nigeria have also moved up in the African Ranking moving up one place from seventh to sixth.

The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on May 17, exactly one month before the World Cup scheduled for June 14 - July 15 in Russian Federation. Morocco (42) and Egypt (46) are fourth and fifth on the continent respectively.

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On the other hand, there was no improvement for the Nigeria's 2018 World Cup Group D opponents as Argentina dropped one spot to fifth, Croatia dropped three places to 18th and Iceland dropped to 22nd.

As we think big, and because we want justice, because we want you and all our companions to want to think big, I am asking that the 2022 World Cup is played with 48 teams, ' CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez said.

Nigeria's Group D Russian Federation 2018 opponents Croatia, Iceland and Argentina all dropped in the rankings.

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Four-time World Cup champions Italy fell six spots to 20th following a loss to Argentina and a draw with England last month.

Belgium also climbed onto the podium (third, plus two), following a thumping 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia and Tunisia (14th, plus nine) and Uruguay (17th, plus five) jumping up the table after both recording a pair of friendly victories in March. Spain dropped to eight while Chile and Poland complete the top 10.

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