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Nigeria rise to 64th in September Fifa ranking

Nigeria rise to 64th in September Fifa ranking
The Super Eagles have moved three places up in the grading released by the world football ruling body, but are 14th in Africa
Nigeria moved up three spots to the 64th position in the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday.
Gernot Rohr’s men were ranked 67th in August but improved with few weeks to the commencement of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

Even at this move, the three-time African kings are 14th on the continent behind Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Congo DR, Egypt, Congo, Mali, Morocco, Cameroon, Guinea and South Africa.
Nigeria's World Cup qualifiers opponents moved downward and are ranked thus: Algeria (35 -3), Cameroon (59 -5) and Zambia (92 -1).


Brazil have moved back into the top five in the latest FIFA world rankings after making a big jump up from ninth spot, while Gibraltar and Kosovo made history with their first World Cup qualifying matches.
Wales are back into the top 10 having moved up a spot, remaining two places ahead of England, and they are now ahead of Spain, who dropped down to 11th.
Argentina and Belgium remain the No. 1 and No. 2 sides, respectively, with Germany now third after swapping places with Colombia.
Meanwhile, Giampiero Ventura's Italy dropped three places to sit in 13th spot, one behind England.