Nigeria moved a place up to the 33rd place in the Fifa latest rankings released. The Eagles are now the third-ranked African side behind Algeria and Cote d'Ivoire who finished in the 24th and 25th positions.
Reigning world champions Germany remain at the summit of the ranking table with 1736 points while World Cup runners up Argentina remain unmoved in the second position with 1604 points. The Netherlands who won bronze at the World Cup and rose twelve places in the last ranking are third with 1507 while Colombia maintain their fourth place position in the world.
In Africa, Ghana climbed two places up to finish in 36th place and fourth in Africa with Egypt holding onto the 38th spot and fifth in the region. Cameroon moved a place down to 54th in the world and eight in Africa. Lesotho are the highest mover on the continent after climbing 26 places up to rank 29th in Africa and 105th place in the world.