Despite not making it to the summit of global football competition which is the World Cup, Nigeria’s Super Eagles rise in the monthly rankings just released by FIFA.
Nigeria rose six steps up from the previous ranking and are now in the 30th position. They are also number three in Africa, while Algeria dropped out of Africa’s top five into number seven.
At the global level, Brazil having spent 4,731 days which is the longest time at the top of the ranking by any team before they dropped down, are now back on top five years after they were last there.
Their recent 4-0 defeat of Chile at home and another 4-0 away humiliation of Bolivia in the World Cup qualifying series enabled the South Americans to overtake Belgium in the number one position,
Belgium had been on top in the past three years. But their recent 2-2 draw with Ireland may have impacted in their current ranking.