The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved four places up from 36th to 32nd in the world based on FIFA’s latest rankings.
According to the list released on Wednesday by the world football governing body, the three-time African champion also moved a spot up from 4th to 3rd in the continent.
The rise in Nigeria’s ranking came on the back of the wins in March over Benin Republic and Lesotho in the final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
The Gernot Rohr Boys qualified for the next year’s AFCON after beating Benin Republic 1-0 in Porto-Novo and then trouncing Lesotho 3-0 in Lagos.
Senegal and Tunisia occupy the 1st and 2nd spots respectively in Africa.
These are the ten top ranked nations: Belgium (1), France (2), Brazil (3), England (4), Portugal (5), Spain (6), Italy (7), Argentina (8), Uruguay (9), Denmark (10).
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on May 27, 2021.