The Super Eagles of Nigeria has moved up from 31st to 29th position in FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings after Seven years of achieving the feet.
The new rankings were released on Thursday and published on FIFA’s official website, Nigeria was ranked among top 30 best football countries in the world since may 2013
It would be recalled that it’s over six months that COVID 19 pandemic disrupted international matches before it fully return earlier this month.
With the new ranking, the Super Eagles now ranked third in Africa behind Senegal who is ranked 20th in the world and Tunisia who is ranked 26th in the world, Algeria and Morocco also made Africa top 5.
While, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and Congo Dr were ranked among Africa top 10.
Meanwhile, the 54 UEFA Nations League games that took place across Europe at the beginning of September had an immediate impact on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which had remained unchanged since 9 April.
While there has been no movement among the leading quartet in descending order: Belgium, France, Brazil and England – Portugal (5th, up 2) have moved into the top five thanks to victories over Croatia (8th, down 2) and Sweden (18th, down 1).
Other countries moving in the right direction are Spain (7th, up 1), Italy (12th, up 1), the Netherlands (13th, up 1), and Germany (14th, up 1), with each gaining one place in the global classification. Wales (21st, up 2) climbed two rungs but remain just outside the top 20.
Russia, hosts of the last FIFA World Cup™, are further back in 32nd but had the biggest gain in this edition this, ascending six places courtesy of wins over Serbia (31st, down 2) and Hungary (52nd, unchanged).
Despite not playing, IR Iran (30th, up 3) moved into the top 30 after Serbia and Turkey (32nd, down 3) dropped points
Whereas, Nigeria will play Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in a friendly match in Austra in October.