The super Eagles are now ranked as the 33rd best team in the World according to FIFA coca cola World ranking.
Rewarding the Super Eagles’ efforts in the 32nd AFCON, the Super Eagles climbed 12 places from their 45th position in June, accruing 1481 points.
The Nigerian team finished second in the group stage, and defeated the five-time African champions, Cameroon in the Round of 16 and went on to defeat Mandela’s boys in the quarter-final.
African champions Algeria (40th, up 28) are the biggest mover in the July edition by ranks and points (up 117), while fellow finalist Senegal (20th, up 2) did not make a huge leap but reached their best-ever Ranking position. Other African countries that have improved rating are surprise quarter-finalists Madagascar (96th, up 12) and Benin Republic (82nd, up 6).