The Nigerian Super Eagles continued their impressive rise in the FIFA world rankings as they moved up 10 places from 60th spot to 50th in the latest rankings released on Thursday.
The Eagles’ brilliant rise was occasioned by their impressive results in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers following wins against Zambia and Algeria
Nigeria are jointly ranked 50th with Burkina Faso who also enjoyed a massive improvement, moving up 17 places.
On the continent, the Eagles are now number eight after being out of the top 10 for a long while.
Senegal are Africa’s number one team and are 33rd in the world.
Argentina maintained their number one spot in the world with Brazil moving one spot to second.
In third spot are world champions Germany who dropped one spot, Chile are fourth and Belgium are in fifth position.
Colombia, France, Portugal, Uruguay and Spain complete the top ten