Super Eagles made an improved movement in the latest FIFA ranking that was announced on Thursday as Nigeria was ranked 47th in the world and sixth in Africa with 630 points
The three-time Africa Champions who will face Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in group D of the 2018 World Cup moved five steps from last month's ranking, where they placed 52nd.
It will be recalled the Super Eagles defeated Poland 1-0 before losing 2-0 to Serbia in an international friendly match in March.
In the global ranking, 2014 World Cup champions Germany lead the way followed by Brazil, Belgium and Portugal.
The next world ranking will be published on the official website of FIFA, fifa.com, on 17 May 2018.
Africa's Top Ten Teams
Tunisia - 1012 points
Senegal - 825 points
Congo DR - 711 points
Morocco - 681 points
Egypt - 636 points
Nigeria - 635 points
Cameroon - 603 points
Ghana - 603 points
Burkina Faso - 591 points
Cape Verde Islands - 545 points
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