Nigeria has moved one place up in the September FIFA ranking released on Thursday morning. by the world football ruling body.
Nigeria were 49th in August but their latest position got improved by the ardent 3-0 win over Seychelles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Victoria almost two weeks ago.
The ranking means the Eagles are now Africa’s fifth-best football national team behind Tunisia (23rd in the world), Senegal (25th), DR Congo (40th) and Morocco (45th).
Super Eagles ‘ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying opponent, South Africa, Libya, and Seychelles are ranked as 73rd, 99th, and 189th respectively.
World champions, France, and Belgium are the joint ranked best teams by FIFA followed by Brazil (3), Croatia (4), Uruguay (5), England (6), Portugal (7), Switzerland (8), Spain (9), Denmark (10).
Argentina, 1978 and 1986 World Cup winners are 11th in the FIFA ranking table.
The next FIFA ranking will be released on 25 October 2018.
FIFA world rankings (August rankings in parentheses)
- Belgium (2)
- France (1)
- Brazil (3)
- Croatia (4)
- Uruguay (5)
- England (6)
- Portugal (7)
- Switzerland (8)
- Spain (9)
- Denmark (10)
Top 10 African teams in FIFA ranking:
- Tunisia (24)
- Senegal (24)
- DR Congo (37)
- Morocco (46)
- Nigeria (49)
- Cameroon (47)
- Ghana (45)
- Burkina Faso (52)
- Mali (63)
- Egypt (65)
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