Lagos - The Super Eagles have moved up 10 places in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday, thanks to a 3-1 victory over Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Nigeria now occupies the 50th spot in the world in November, 10 steps higher than their ranking in October.
The Super Eagles is now ranked the 8th best team in Africa, as against October’s 11th position.
Senegal displaced Ivory Coast to the top in Africa, while Tunisia moved a step up to occupy the 3rd spot, and are trailed by Egypt.
Algeria dropped two places on the continent and are now sitting on the 5th place, no thanks to a 3-1 loss to Nigeria in the World Cup qualifier.
Congo DR, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana and Morocco complete the top ten in Africa.
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Brazil rose to No. 2 in the global ranking behind Argentina, with South American teams taking three of the top four spots.
Argentina leads despite a 3-0 loss to Brazil in a World Cup qualifying match this month. It also has not won a major title in the four-year cycle of results that decide the rankings.
World Cup champion Germany dropped one spot to third place, while Copa America champion Chile climbed two to No. 4.
Costa Rica, up to No. 17, swapped with 18th-place Mexico. The United States dropped four to 28th after losing to both.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
- News24 Nigeria