CONMEBOL asks Federation Internationale de Football Association to fast-track World Cup expansion

CONMEBOL asks Federation Internationale de Football Association to fast-track World Cup expansion

The Super Eagles have moved up to 47th in the world and sixth in Africa in the rankings released yesterday by world football governing body, FIFA, for the month of April.

Former champions Spain who have remained on a winning streak since changing their coach after the European matches in 2016 have however suffered a blip by moving two places to position 8 with 1162 points.

Switzerland now sit in sixth place, one ahead of France, after both sides climbed up two spots.

Less than a month removed from their historic win over Tajikistan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, the Philippine Men's National Football Team made even more history, this time in terms of world rankings. Morocco (42) and Egypt (46) are fourth and fifth on the continent respectively.

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In the CECAFA region, where Rwanda is located, Uganda still leads, reigning regional champions Kenya are second while Vincent Mashami's Amavubi come in third.

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.

While Argentina dropped by one spot to 5th, Croatia crashed three places to 18th, Iceland fell four places to 22nd position in the world.

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup approaching, Brazil maintained their No. 2 spot.

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