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Super Eagles move up 3 places in FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up three places from 67th to 64th in the FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.

The Super Eagles also moved two places in Africa, from 16th to 14th spot.

In Africa, Ivory Coast displaced Algeria (2nd) to seat on top on the continent, while Ghana slipped badly from second place in August to 5th spot on the current table.

Senegal moved two places up, while Tunisia moved three steps to emerge 3rd and 4th respectively. Congo DR, Egypt, Congo, Mali and Morocco completed the Africa top ten teams.

The large number of qualifying fixtures for continental competitions (26 matches) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (61 matches) over September is reflected in significant movement in the latest edition of the world ranking.

Despite the shifts up and down the ranking, however, Argentina and Belgium remain fixed in first and second places respectively, cementing their positions at the summit of the World Ranking for another month.

Elsewhere in the top five, Germany (3, up 1) and Colombia (4, down 1) traded places while a rejuvenated Brazil, under new coach Tite, moved into joint fourth place thanks largely due to victories against Colombia and Ecuador in World Cup qualifiers.

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