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Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up by four spots to the 44th position in the latest FIFA world ranking.
Nigeria gathered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September.
The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind Tunisia and Senegal.
Tunisia is ranked 22nd in the world and Senegal 25th. Congo DR (ranked 46th and Morocco (47th) are the other African countries among the top 50.
On the global scene, Belgium are now ranked world number one, ahead of France with the narrowest of margin – just one point in the new the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking published today. The Belgians have 1733 points to France’s 1732 points.
Brazil are third with 1669 points, Croatia fourth with 1635 and England fifth with 1619 points, even as Leo Messi’s Argentina are ranked 12th in the world.