In FIFA’s latest soccer ranking, Nigeria dips by four from the 31st position to be ranked 35th in the world. Senegal on the other climbed 25 places to be ranked 74th globally.
Zambia fell 11 places, while Ivory Coast sits on the 13th spot as remains the highest ranked African team.
Cape Verde have hit their highest ranking after moving up 23 places to sit 49th, while Guinea are 61st following a rise of 24 places. In contrast, Central African Republic suffered the biggest slip of any team, falling 30 places to sit at 89th position in the world.
Spain remain top of the global list, while Brazil – who beat the Spaniards to lift the Confederations Cup – climb 13 places to make it into 9th spot.
Top Ten in Africa:
1. Ivory Coast (13 in the world)
2. Ghana (24) 3.
Mali (28) 4.
5. Nigeria (35)
6. Burkina Faso (42)
7. Tunisia (47)
8. Cape Verde (49)
9. South Africa (59)
10. Zambia (60)