Nigeria’s FIFA ranking soars after AFCON bronze

Nigeria’s male national football team, Super Eagles, have moved up in 12 places in the just released FIFA ranking of world football teams to rank 33rd.

This is coming on the heels of the team’s bronze success in the recently concluded AFCON tournament.

In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points as against 1, 433 it had in June which placed her in 45th position.

Nigeria is now third best in Africa, after Senegal and Tunisia, who are 20th and 29th in the world, respectively.

The biggest and fastest mover in the ranking is AFCON gold medalist, Algeria that moved in 28 places to clinch 40th position.

Unexpected quarter-finalist, Madagascar moved 12 places to take 96th spot while Benin Republic was also rewarded for her performance in the tournament by rising in six places to take on 82nd position.

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