Nigeria’s recent success in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers has seen the country improve four places on the FIFA monthly rankings. However, this has... FIFA WORLD RANKINGS: Ivory coast still Africa’s best football team

Nigeria’s recent success in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers has seen the country improve four places on the FIFA monthly rankings.

However, this has not helped them reach top ten in Africa again.

Ivory coast star Yaya Toure

Ivory coast star Yaya Toure

This position is held by Ivory coast.

The Super Eagles have won two games on the bounce defeating Zambia 2-1 away in Ndola and followed it up with a resounding 3-1 win over Algeria in Uyo to head Group B of the Africa zone of the World Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria is now at number 60 on the World rankings moving up four places with 562 points from the previous 534 points.

Cote d’Ivoire lead the continent for the second straight month after toppling Nigeria’s Group B rivals Algeria.

 Cameroun, whom the Eagles face next in the Russia 2018 qualifiers is in 10th place, just one spot above the Eagles while Zambia is way down at number 94 in the world and 24th in Africa.

Argentina still occupies the top spot in the world just ahead of Germany and Brazil.

AFRICA’S TOP TEN

Ivory Coast

Senegal

Algeria

Tunisia

Ghana

Egypt

Congo DR

Congo

Mali

Cameroun

Word Top ten

Argentina

Germany

Brazil

Belgium

Colombia

Chile

France

Portugal

Uruguay

Spain

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