Nigeria move up in April Fifa ranking

Gernot Rohr’s men are now the fifth best African team having moved a place up in the monthly rating announced on this morning.

The Super Eagles are now the fifth best team in Africa.

Super Eagles are now the 40th best national team in the world.

The Super Eagles were ranked 41st in March ranking but moved a place up; thanks to their 1-1 international friendly draw against Senegal in London.

They are fifth in Africa behind leaders, Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon and Burkina Faso.

Cameroon, who will face the Super Eagles in a crunch 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier dropped a place to occupy number 33 in the world and third in Africa.

Brazil returned to the top of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in seven years.

Recall that Brazil became the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

They were displaced from the top spot after their elimination from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Their latest improvement is in contrast to Argentina who are in second place but in danger of missing out on next year’s World Cup. They will not be able to call on their star man for three of their four remaining qualification matches because of suspension.

World champions Germany, are third followed by Chile in fourth and Colombia fifty position.

Switzerland entered the top 10, up to ninth, with former number one, Spain on 10th position.