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FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles ranked 28th, 3rd in Africa

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According to the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday, Nigeria’s Super Eagles are now ranked 28th, moved up 14 places and third position in Africa.

This upward movement comes following Nigeria’s impressive performance at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast, where they claimed a Silver medal.

The three-time African champions, the Super Eagles are now ranked third behind Morocco and Senegal, as Egypt and Ivory Coast complete the top five ranked teams on the continent.

Argentina retain the number one spot, followed by France and England, Belgium and Brazil completing the top five best teams

“Indeed, across the two continents, no fewer than six teams have scaled ten places or more. Amongst the African sides, Côte d’Ivoire (39th, up 10) reap the rewards of their continental triumph on home soil, secured following an eventful tournament campaign,” FIFA said in a statement.

“Beaten finalists Nigeria (28th, up 14) make significant strides but are no match for the Angola side they ousted in the last eight (93rd, up 24), who are the biggest climbers in the latest instalment of the global ranking,

The next edition of the FIFA Ranking will be published on April 4.