Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up four places to 31st in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday.
The Gernot Rohr’s team, who finished as third best team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, however maintained their third spot in the continent, behind Senegal and Tunisia.
The three-time African champions were ranked 35th last month, but earned more points this month after defeating the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1 in Uyo and Crocodiles of Lesotho 4-2 in Maseru.
Reigning African champions Algeria are ranked fourth in the continent, while Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and Democratic Republic of Congo complete the top 10.
At the world stage, Belgium stay top, while world champions France and Brazil retain their second and third positions respectively. England and Uruguay are the other teams in the top five.
The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on December 19.
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