Following back to back wins against Libya in the CAF Cup of Nations, Nigeria has moved four spots higher in the latest FIFA ranking to climb to third in Africa and 48th in the World.
The latest ranking published which was published on Thursday by the world governing Body; FIFA, based on the Elo Ranking system, takes into cognizance the several data including the expected result of the game, saw the Super Eagles of Nigeria rose four positions to number 44, while they are third in the continental ranking behind Tunisia and Senegal.
Congo Democratic Republic and Morocco complete the top five teams in Africa in that order.
South Africa, Libya and Seychelles, Nigeria’s opponents in Group E of the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers, are in the 73rd, 105th and 188th positions respectively.
The top five countries in the rankings are: Belgium, France, Brazil, Croatia and England.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 29 November 2018.
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