Nigeria has placed 29th on the recently released FIFA World Rankings, after a hiatus dating back to the onset of the Coronavirus in March.
The global order of national team’s seedings, which is updated monthly, seeks to order the men’s national teams of countries registered under the aegis of FIFA.
With games now back, especially across Europe, the ratings have also resumed.
Prior to the latest ranking, the Eagles were 31st, meaning the three-time African champions moved two steps up to the 29th position in the world.
The Super Eagles’ last game was an African Cup of Nations qualifying game against Lesotho in November 2019, when they won 4:2.
On the continent, the ranking puts the Eagles in third place behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal, who are in 20th position and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, who occupy the 26th position.
African champions Algeria (35), Morocco (43), Ghana (46), Egypt (51), Cameroon (53), Mali (57) and DR Congo (57) complete Africa’s top 10.
On the world ranking table, there was no change among the top four as Belgium, France, Brazil and England kept their places from first to fourth in that order on the latest update.
The next edition will be released on October 22nd.