Africa’s top three unchanged… Nigeria step up in World Ranking

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Nigerian players celebrate after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Third place play-off football match between Tunisia and Nigeria at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, on 17 July 2019. (Photo by Ahmed Awaad/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria gained 48 points in the latest FIFA Ranking, and though the Country remains third on the continent, it moved 12 places up in the world ranking.

In the latest ranking published by FIFA on Thursday, Nigeria climbed to 33rd in the world from 45th in the June 2019 ranking.

 

The Super Eagles finished third at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt, behind Senegal and Algeria.

 

Despite finishing second in the competition, Senegal retain their top spot on the continent and are still the highest ranked African country in the world – 20th spot.

 

Algeria who are African champions moved 28 places to 40th in the world and climbed from 12th in Africa to fourth place.

 

Meanwhile, Madagascar who experienced a Damascus moment in Egypt moved 12 places from 108 to 96 in the world.

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