Nigeria have moved up one spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the month of February published on Thursday on FIFA’s website.

Nigeria moved from 51st in the world to 50th with 619 points and 1015 points below Argentina who occupy the number one spot.

The progress made by the Super Eagles in the world ranking also see the three-time African champions move up a place in the CAF ranking too, from eighth to seventh.


The Eagles 2018 World Cup Qualifiers opponents, Cameroon, improved in the rankings as they moved up three places – from 65th to 62nd.

Algeria dropped one spot from 38th to 39th, while Zambia maintained their 88th position.

Senegal are Africa’s highest ranked team as they maintained their 33rd spot in world ranking and number one in Africa.

Africa Cup of Nations defending champions Cote d’Ivoire also maintained their 34th position and are the second best team in Africa.

In the world rankings, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium, all maintained their number first, second, third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.

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