International Friendly: Referee To Officiate Nigeria vs Poland Game Revealed

Nigeria have dropped one place in the latest FIFA ranking released by the football governing body on Thursday. The Super Eagles who were 51st in the world with 651 points in January, are now 52nd with 606 points, according to the ranking on FIFA’s official website on Thursday. Nigeria finished second at the African Nations Championship, CHAN, in Morocco recently. Super Eagles, however, remain seventh in Africa, where Tunisia are the top ranked country. Senegal, DR Congo, CHAN champions Morocco and Egypt make up Africa’s top five, while Cameroon are sixth. Ghana, Burkina Faso and Algeria are eighth, ninth and 10th in Africa. Super Eagles opponent in Russia 2018 World Cup Iceland are the biggest movers in terms of points in the ranking. Iceland moved up two spots from 20th to 18th and gained 58 points from 959 to 1017. Croatia and Argentina did not move, staying in 15th and fourth respectively.

The Polish Football Association (PFA) has confirmed that English Premier League (EPL) referee, Michael Oliver will officiate the 2018 FIFA World Cup warm-up game between Nigeria and Poland.

The Polish FA spokesperson, Kwiatkowski told Complete Sports, “That’s correct; Michael Oliver is confirmed for the encounter. Polish FA decided to pick him ahead of others because of his track records in the English Premier League”.

The Polish FA spokesperson, Kwiatkowski told Complete Sports, “That’s correct; Michael Oliver is confirmed for the encounter. Polish FA decided to pick him ahead of others because of his track records in the English Premier League”.

The game will serve as a warm-up for both teams that will be competing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Olivier, who is one of the best referees in Europe will be assisted by Englishmen Stephen Child and Stuart Burt, as assistant referees while Robert Madley will be the fourth official.

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Friday, March 23 take on the Poland national team in a friendly game at the Stadion Miejski Wrocław.

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