FIFA rankings: Nigeria move ahead of Tunisia, Algeria as Senegal remain Africa’s No.1
Despite the disappointing exit of the Super Eagles in the round of 16 at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria has moved up four places the ladder in the latest FIFA ranking.
In the latest FIFA/Coca-cola monthly rankings released on Thursday morning, Nigeria moved up four places in the ladder.
The Super Eagles were ranked 36th in the December rankings but have now moved up to 32nd in the world despite their round of 16 exit at the just-concluded AFCON 2021.
The latest movement also means Nigeria are now the third-best team in Africa behind Morocco and the newly-crowned African champions, Senegal.
Senegal’s Teranga Lions AFCON triumph sees them move up two places to 18th in the World while Morocco moved up four places to 24th.
Nigeria’s opponent in next month’s two-legged 2022 World Cup playoffs Ghana dropped nine places to 61st in the world after finishing bottom of their AFCON group.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils of Belgium are still the World number one ranked nation, followed by Brazil, France, Argentina and England.
European champions, Italy, are sixth while Spain, Portugal, Denmark and the Netherlands round up the rest of the top ten.