- FIFA Ranking has been released and the Super Eagles have been ranked 31st in the world
- Nigeria remain the third-best country in Africa after Senegal and Tunisia
- Belgium are ranked the best football country according to the latest FIFA ranking
Nigeria's Super Eagles are the 31st best footballing country in the world according to the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday, February 20.
The three-time African champions ended year 2019 with am impressive 4-2 victory over Lesotho in the 2021 AFCON qualifier.
Gernot Rohr's men also maintained their third position on the continent despite their bright start to the qualification process.
Senegal remain at the top of the table while Tunisia who finished fourth at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Championship are second.
Rohr and his men will hope they can improve their standing on the log once the AFCON 2021 qualifiers resume next month.
The Super Eagles host Sierra Leone on March 23, and later the same month travel to Free town for the second leg of the match.
Algeria and Morocco complete the top five best African teams on the continent according to the world football governing body.
Meanwhile, Belgian are unmoved as they remain the best footballing team in the world after amassing the highest number of points.
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Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup champions France are second on the table followed by the 2019 Copa America winners Brazil.
England and Uruguay complete the top five teams on the globe despite not playing any game so far this year.
Legit.ng earlier reported that FIFA ranking for December has seen Belgium finish as the best football country for an amazing second year in a row.
The European team booked the first spot again since taking over the place in December 2018 after an impressive outing in 19 friendlies through the year, but with 1082 international A matches since 1993.
Five-time World Cup winners Brazil are third on the ranking behind Russia 2018 champions France - both holding on to their places since 2018.
England and Uruguay capped the top five spots respectively with Argentina sealing the 9th spot and Colombia coming far into number 10.
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