The Super Eagles of Nigeria move up from 31st to 29th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, released on Thursday and published on FIFA’s official website.
The new ranking saw the Eagles now occupying third in Africa behind Senegal (20th in the world) and Tunisia (26th in the world).
Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifying opponents did not make any progress in the rankings. While Benin Republic and Lesotho remained at 84th and 139th respectively, Sierra Leone dropped from one to 119.
Also, there was no progress made by the Eagles’ 2022 World Cup qualifying foes Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic and Liberia.
Cape Verde and Liberia are 78th and 152nd respectively and Central Africa Republic dropped one spot to 110.
Meanwhile, Belgium, France, Brazil and England all remain at number one, two, three and four respectively.
At number five is Portugal, Uruguay occupy number six, at number seven is Spain, Croatia at number eight, Argentina ninth and Colombia 10th.
Senegal is the only African country standing among the top 20 in the world and is no 20.
The Super Falcons moved to no 38 in the world and are ranked no 1 in Africa.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 22 October 2020.