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Breaking: Nigeria improve in latest FIFA rankings

Breaking: Nigeria improve in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have started year 2017 on a high as the team moved one place to 50th on the latest FIFA rankings.

Breaking: Nigeria improve in latest FIFA rankings

Super Eagles players celebrating a goal during a recent match

Nigeria which was previously out of the top 50 moved up one spot to displace Burkina Faso which went down three spots.

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The Super Eagles are able to garner 619 points as against 616 it had in December 2016.

According to the rankings table on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, January 12, 2017, Nigeria broke into the first 50 by displacing Burkina Faso who went down by three spots.

The Gernot Rohr tutored side is now the 7th best team in Africa behind Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and DR Congo.

Breaking: Nigeria improve in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria occupy 50th position in the latest FIFA rankings

Argentina retains the first position as the best team in the world, while Brazil and Germany remain in the second and third positions respectively.

Nigeria's best position at the rankings ever was right after the 1994 World Cup in USA where the team tutored by Clemens Westerhof was ranked 5th best in the world.

Click HERE for full details of the latest rankings and position of all countries.

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