Super Eagles rise 10 places in FIFA ranking

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have continued their impressive rise in the FIFA world rankings as they have moved up 10 places from 60th in the world to 50th in the latest rankings released on Thursday.

Nigeria is joint 50th with Burkina Faso who also enjoyed a massive improvement, moving up 17 places.

The Super Eagles points haul also improved from 562 to 616 in the month under review.

The rise in the rankings is not unconnected to their recent 3-1 win over Algeria and 2-1 away victory over Zambia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

On the continent, the Eagles are currently sixth also with Burkina Faso after being out of the top 10 for a long time. Senegal are Africa's number one team and are 33rd in the world.

Cameroon, dropped six places from 59th to 65th position, Algeria from 35th to 38th, while Zambia moved up from 94th to 91st.

Argentina remain number one spot in the world with Brazil moving one spot to second.

In third spot are world champions Germany who dropped one spot, Chile are fourth and Belgium are in fifth position.

Colombia, France, Portugal, Uruguay and Spain occupy the sixth, seventh, eight, ninth and 10th spots respectively.

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