Nigeria climb in FIFA World Rankings, Tunisia remain in top spot

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The Super Eagles on Thursday moved from 52 to 47 in the latest world rankings released by Federation Internationale de Football Association on Thursday.

World Champions Germany still sit at the apex of the table with 1533 points as Brazil comes second with 1384 points. The Eagles are now sixth in Africa - two places above their seventh position in March.

Senegal dropped by one spot into the 28th, Morocco remained 42nd, Egypt stand in 46th position while Super Eagles of Nigeria (47th) climbed into top fifty from 52nd of March rankings.

According to the ranking which is released after global games, Harambee Stars now sit at position 113 with 289 points on the log after dropping all the way from 105 in the past ranking.

On the other hand, there was no improvement for the Nigeria's 2018 World Cup Group D opponents as Argentina dropped one spot to fifth, Croatia dropped three places to 18th and Iceland dropped to 22nd.

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Belgium climbed two positions to third world wide while Portugal and Argentina fell a position each to complete the top five best in the world.

For this year's World Cup Peru beat Oceania's top side New Zealand to make it to Russian Federation.

Switzerland, France, Spain, Chile and Poland make up the top 10.

Coming from a 122nd ranking a month ago, the Azkals soared nine spots to 113th in the world, the highest ranking that the men's national squad has ever reached.

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