Super Eagles of Nigeria have stepped up by four spots to the 44th in the world in the October FIFA -Coca Cola Ranking. This was made known in the ranking table published on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September. Having posted a fine run of performances in the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches, the Super Eagles have climbed to 44th spot in the world; moving four places up from the 48th position they previously occupied.
In Africa, Nigeria is now third on the ladder just behind Tunisia and Senegal.And 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.
In September, the two countries were tied on the first spot. The top two remain out in front after a month in which each of them enjoyed a win and a draw, with Belgium and France beating Switzerland (8th, unchanged) and Germany (14th, down two) respectively in the UEFA Nations League. Brazil is third with 1669 points, Croatia fourth with 1635 and England fifth with 1619 points. Leo Messi’s Argentina are ranked 12th in the world.