Nigeria's Super Eagles have now emerged as the third-best team in Africa and the 32nd in the world, according to FIFA's April rankings.
Senegal are number one in Africa with 1542.4 points, Tunisia takes second place with 1512.88 points while Nigeria are third with 1487.16 points.
The four place upward movement of Gernot Rohr’s side may not be unconnected to his two wins in two matches against Rep of Benin and Lesotho in the AFCON qualifiers.
Belgium stay at the summit, Denmark return to the top 10, while Guinea-Bissau are the biggest climbers.
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