The Super Eagles of Nigeria have risen three places in the latest ranking released on Thursday, September 15, 2016 by the world football governing body, FIFA.
Nigeria is now 64th in the world, but are 14th in Africa. Previous ranking in August had placed Gernot Rohr’s men in 67th in the world and 16th in Africa.
The three-time African champions have been elevated probably due to the 1-0 win over Tanzania in their AFCON qualifying match on September 3 but are still behind Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Congo DR, Egypt, Congo, Mali, Morocco, Cameroon, Guinea and South Africa.
Overall, Argentina remain unmoved in first place, while Belgium, Germany and Colombia occupy the second, third and fourth position respectively.