By Femi Adefioye, Lagos
The Super Eagles, has have risen four places in the rankings of the world’s football governing body, FIFA who on Thursday ranked the team 60th.
According to FIFA, the Super Eagles secured 562.32 points as against its previous 534.4 point last month.
With the development, the Gernot Rohr tutored team are ranked 14th behind Cote d’ Ivoire, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Congo DR, Egypt, Congo, Mali, Morocco, Cameroon, Guinea and South Africa in the continent.
World Cup holders, Germany and Brazil have moved into second and third respectively.
Two wins by Germany did the magic, while last opponent, the Czech Republic is ranked 40th after it moved down by 7 points and Northern Ireland (36th, down 6) – just two of the 129 games played worldwide – means they have trimmed Argentina’s lead to just 156 points.
Belgium (4th, down 2) have fallen out of the top three for the first time since March 2015, with Colombia slipping to fifth (down 1), while defeated UEFA EURO 2016 finalists France (up 1) have leap-frogged European champions Portugal (8th, down 1) into seventh.
Spain return to the top ten, while fellow Europeans Poland (15th, up 2), Iceland (21st, up 6) and Kosovo (164th, up 4) have moved up to their highest-ever placings.