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Nigeria records significant improvement in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria's Super Eagles has moved three places in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings released, as it maintained its position in Africa.

The national team moved up to 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings. The new rankings showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa.

Nigeria had 721 points compared to the 696 in September.

The report said Tunisia became the new number one in Africa and 28th in the world with 834 points while Africa's former number one, Egypt came second and 30th in the world with 818 points.

Senegal is number three in Africa and 32 in the world with 815 points, while DR Congo is fourth on the continent and 35th in the world with 751 points.

African champions, Cameroon is sixth in the continent and 42nd in the world with 718 points.

According to NAN, in the top 10 ranked countries, Germany retained the number one position in the world with 1631 points while Brazil is second with 1619 points.

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