The Super Eagles of Nigeria have climbed up one step and sixth in Africa based on the latest Fifa rankings released on Thursday, August 10, 2017.
Nigeria moved from last month’s 39th place in the world, while they maintained their position on the continent behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo DR, Tunisia, and Cameroon respectively.
Also making progress on the rankings is Cameroon, whom Nigeria play over two legs in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next month.
The Indomitable Lions have also climbed one spot to 37th in the world and fifth on the continent.
Both teams will clash next month in crucial World Cup qualifiers.
While on the global stage, Brazil reclaimed the top spot, with the reigning World champions, Germany dropping to second and Argentina remain in third.
Switzerland climbed to fourth – their highest ever position, while Poland, Portugal, Chile, Colombia, Belgium and France complete the top 10.
Jamaica, Concacaf Gold Cup runners-up made the biggest movers in terms of points – gain 172, but Namibia are the biggest movers by rankings – up 20 places to 136th.
The next Fifa/Coca-Cola World ranking is expected to be published on September 14, 2017.