Nigeria’s good showing the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and some of the high-grade international friendlies played by the Senior National team have combined to push up Supper Eagle’s FIFA ranking for October released on Thursday October 17th 2013.
Eagles who are African champions move up three slots from the 36th position they occupied last month to 33rd in the global ranking.
However, they are still behind Algeria ranked 32nd despite the fact that the North Africans dropped four places.
Elephants of Ivory Coast are still Africa’s top rated side in the 17th position, followed by Ghana in 23rd place, before Algeria and Nigeria in that order. Mali in the 41st position completes the list of Africa’s Top five teams in the FIFA rankings for October.
In the African ranking, the Super Eagles retained their fourth position of last month behind Algeria’s Desert Foxes who are third. The stars of Ghana who move up a place are second with Elephants of Ivory Coast retaining the number one spot. The Ivoirians are Africa’s best in the 17th place globally.
The October ranking saw the Eagles garner 724 points which is an improvement from 707 points of the September rankings.
They are expected to improve their rankings next month when they host Ethiopia in a world cup play-off return leg in Calabar.
Spain remains No 1 in the world with Argentina, Germany, Italy, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, England, Netherlands and Switzerland completing the top 10 in the World.
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