The Super Eagles of Nigeria have climbed up four places to 44th in the latest FIFA Rankings for the month of October following their impressive victory against Libya in both Uyo and Tunis, and are now 3rd in Africa, AOIFootball.com reports.
Nigeria was ranked 48th and 6th in both the world and continental rankings last month but gained 16 points which propelled them above Congo DR and Morocco who dropped to 4th and 5th respectively.
Meanwhile, Belgium edged world champions France to the summit of October’s rankings with the slightest of points after both nations became the first ever joint ranked teams last month with the Red Devils now having 1733 points compared to France’s 1732.
Both nations now occupy 1st and 2nd respectively and are joined by Brazil, Croatia, England, Uruguay, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark who complete the top 10 best-ranked nations in the world.
Completing the top five African Nations are Tunisia, which remains Africa’s best-ranked nation on 22nd, followed by Senegal 25th, Nigeria 44th, Congo DR 46th and Morocco 47th.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings will be published on 29 November 2018.