Nigeria rises in FIFA ranking

Nigeria rose up six spots to sixty first place in the FIFA rankings released, though are twelfth-ranked African side.

The super eagles were 67th in May grading, but victories in their international friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg last month ensured they amassed 559 points to move up.

In Africa, they are placed behind Algeria, Cote D’ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Congo DR, Guinea, Cameroon and Congo.

Algeria moved one place up to number 32 in the world, while reigning African kings Cote d’ivoire dived two places to place number 36.

Argentina and Belgium held firm to the first and second spot in the world while Austria returned to the top ten with UEFA euro hosts, France moving up four places to 17th in the world.

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