Lagos - The Super Eagles have moved one step up from 43rd to 42nd in the world following the latest FIFA ranking for February.
Nigeria began the year 2015 from where they left off the previous year. And despite missing out on the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, the Super Eagles went two spots up from 9th to 7th on the continent.
Algeria crashed out of the 2015 AFCON in the quarter final stage but still maintain the top place in Africa, and 18th in the world.
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New Africa champions Ivory Coast moved one place up to occupy the 2nd spot on the continent, and are now the 20th best team in the world. They are trailed by runners up Ghana who sit 25th globally.
Ghana are trailed by Tunisia, Cape Verde and Senegal.
On the global scene, Germany continue to lead, while Argentina, Belgium, Colombia and the Netherlands complete the top five.
Brazil, Portugal, France, Uruguay and Spain make up the world’s top ten for the February ranking.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.