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Nigeria men’s national football team, the Super Eagles, went a step better in the monthly World rankings by football governing body, FIFA.

The team moved up one place – from 49th position to 48th – in the latest edition of the rankings released by FIFA on Thursday.

With their 3-0 win over Seychelles in a 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) qualifier two weekends ago, the team earned five more points to finish the month with 1415 points.

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Also, Nigeria improved in their standing on the continent as they now rank 5th in Africa, having been ranked 7th in the last edition in August.

Tunisia moved up one place to 23rd in the world to become the top-ranked African nation, as Senegal dropped one spot to 25th in the world and 2nd in Africa.

DR Congo and Morocco followed in third and fourth spots before Nigeria, while Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Egypt complete the top 10 in the continent.

Meanwhile, Belgium are now joint number one with World Cup winners France, while Brazil, Croatia, Uruguay, England and Portugal occupy the second to seventh positions.

Switzerland dropped two places to place eighth, while Spain moved up one place to ninth position, with Denmark also tied on a ninth place but with an inferior point difference.


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