Nigeria’s Super Eagles moved a place up to 41st position in the latest FIFA ranking released early today in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Eagles are now the seventh ranked African side behind Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia, Cape Verde Island and Senegal.
World champions Germany remain top of the world ranking while Argentina sit in second position with 1534 points.
Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands are third, fourth and fifth respectively while Brazil remain sixth on the FIFA Ranking.
Former world champions, Spain dropped a place to the eleventh position after amassing 1144 points.
In Africa, Algeria remain the highest ranked African team having placed 18th in the world as newly crowned African kings, Cote d’Ivoire are second on the continent while Ghana climbed one step up to the 24th position and 3rd in Africa