Nigeria Move Up 12 Spots on FIFA Ranking, Claims 33rd Position (Posted By Dj Valentino)

Nigeria team (Back row L-R) Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel, Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong, Nigeria's defender Leon Balogun, Nigeria's midfielder Victor Moses, Nigeria's midfielder Joel Obi and Nigeria's goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, (Front row L-R) Nigeria's striker Odion Ighalo, Nigeria's defender Shehu Abdullahi, Nigeria's midfielder Alex Iwobi, Nigeria's midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and Nigeria's defender Bryan Idowu line up for a pre-game photograph ahead of the International friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points as against 1, 433 it had in June to place 45th.

The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia, who are 20th and 29th in the world, respectively.

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