After convincing wins over the Benin Republic and Lesotho in the just concluded 2021 AFCON qualifiers, the Super Eagles have moved four places in the FIFA world rankings released yesterday.
It will be recalled that the Gernot Rohr tutored Super Eagles in the month of March defeated the Squirrels of Benin 1-0 in Porto-Novo before returning home three days later to wallop Crocodiles of Lesotho 3-0 in the last 2021 AFCON qualifier staged in Lagos.
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The three-time African champions, therefore, topped Group L of the 2021 AFCON qualifying collection unbeaten to book their ticket to the next continental championship to be staged in Cameroon.
Based on the AFCON qualifiers, the Super Eagles who had been ranked thirty-sixth are actually thirty second in the world and third in Africa behind Senegal 22nd in the world and Tunisia who are ranked twenty-sixth in the world.
Within the international rankings, Belgium has still ranked the best soccer nation in the world followed by FIFA World Cup holders, France while Brazil occupies third place.
1996 World Cup winners, England are fourth and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal is fifth in the world.