According to FIFA’s most recent rankings, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up one spot from 40th to 39th in the globe.
The three-time African champions continued to hold the sixth place in the continent, per the list made public by the world football governing body on Thursday.
The team’s narrow 3-2 victory over Sierra Leone in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia, on June 18 is what led to the little rise in the team’s global ranking.
According to the most recent log, Algeria and Egypt pushed over them to round out the top five teams in the continent, leaving Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia as the top three African teams in that order.
Meanwhile, Argentina remained number one in the world while France and Brazil maintained second and third spots, respectively. England and Belgium took the fourth and fifth positions in the ranking.
The next FIFA world ranking will be released on July 20, 2023.
In April, the Super Eagles had dropped to the team’s lowest spot in four years in the FIFA rankings.