Nigeria have continued their steady rise on the FIFA ranking with the latest released on Thursday by the world football governing body.
Having posted a fine run of performances in the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches, the Super Eagles have climbed to 44th spot in the world; moving four places up from the 48th position they previously occupied.
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In Africa, the Super Eagles are now third on the ladder just behind Tunisia and Senegal.
Congo DR, Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire complete the roster of Africa’s top ten teams.
Belgium took sole possession of the top spot in FIFA’s latest official rankings, moving ahead of world champions France by just a single point. The two sides shared first place in the previous edition of the rankings.
England moved into the top five, passing Uruguay along the way. Brazil remain third ahead of World Cup runners-up Croatia.
🇧🇪Belgium take outright lead 🔝
🇫🇷France just one point back 😮
🇬🇮Gibraltar soar ✈️
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) October 25, 2018