Super Eagles of Nigeria have improved their place on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after climbing 12 spots to 33rd in the latest release by FIFA on Thursday.
It is Nigeria’s best ranking since winning 2013 AFCON when the Super Eagles ended the year as the 37th ranked nation.
Continental champs reap their rewards this month 💪
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🇧🇷 @CBF_Futebol climb to 2⃣
🇩🇿 @LesVerts make big leap 🚀
🇲🇽 @miseleccionmxEN jump up table 🎉
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 25, 2019
The impressive jump comes as a reward for their bronze-winning feat at the just concluded AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
However, Nigeria remains third in the continent behind fellow semifinalists, Tunisia in second and beaten finalists, Senegal, who retain their top spot but have now attained their highest ever world ranking, 20th.
The top five on the continent is completed by Africa’s highest movers, AFCON 2019 champions, Algeria, who moved 28 places to 40th in the world and fourth in Africa with Morocco in fifth.
Elsewhere, World champions, France dropped to third and are replaced by five-time World Champions, Brazil in second.
Belgium retains their top spot with England and Uruguay completing the top five in fourth and fifth respectively.
Africa’s Top 10 Countries
Congo DR (56)
Ivory Coast (57)