Nigeria have moved up by four spots to the 44th in the world in FIFA Coca-Cola Ranking for October.
In the ranking table published on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September.
The movement now places the Super Eagles as the third in Africa behind Tunisia and Senegal.
The new ranking may not be unconnected to the Eagles thrashing Libya 4-0 (home) and 3-2 (away) in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Tunisia is ranked 22nd in the world and Senegal 25th. Congo DR (ranked 46th and Morocco(47th) are the other African countries among the top 50.
On the global scene, Belgium are ranked world number one, ahead of France with just one point in the new FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking published today. The Belgians have 1733 points to France’s 1732 points.
The two countries were tied on the first spot in last month’s ranking.
Switzerland (8th, unchanged) and Germany (14th, down two), Brazil are third with 1669 points, Croatia fourth with 1635 and England fifth with 1619 points. Leo Messi’s Argentina are ranked 12th in the world.
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