Super Eagles have moved up one place in the latest FIFA ranking released Thursday afternoon and are now ranked 62nd in the world and 11th in Africa. In the last FIFA ranking in January, Nigeria, the three-time African champions occupied 63rd spot in the world and 12th in the continent.
In Africa, Cape Verde toppled Cote d’ Ivoire to become the highest ranked nation in African football, though they are 31st in the global rankings. Côte D’ Ivoire is now second in Africa and 36th in the world while Algeria is third and 37th in the world.
Other top-ranked Africans in that order include; Ghana (41), Tunisia (47), Senegal (48), Egypt (53), Congo DR (58), Republic of Congo (59), Cameroun (61) and Nigeria (62) respectively.
Belgium are still top of the list as the best country in world football while Argentina, Spain, Germany, Chile, Brazil and Portugal followed in that order. The trio of Colombia, England and Austria completed the top best 10 teams in the world.
The next FIFA world rankings has been scheduled for April 7, 2016.
Top 10 in the World
1. Belgium, 2. Argentina, 3. Spain, 4. Germany, 5. Chile, 6. Brazil, 7. Portugal, 8. Colombia, 9. England, 10. Austria
Top Ten in Africa
1. Cape Verde (36), 2. Côte D’ Ivoire (36), 3. Algeria (37), 4. Ghana (41), 5. Tunisia (47), 6. Senegal (48), 7. Egypt (53), 8. Congo DR (58), 9. Congo (59), 10. Cameroun (61), 11. Nigeria (62)