… As Nigeria improves in FIFA rankings (Nigerian Tribune)

Nigeria rose up four spots to the 53rd place in the FIFA rankings released on Thursday, though is 10th ranked African side.

In July’s grading, the Super Eagles dropped 14 places to 57th their poorest drop in 2015.

On the continent, Nigeria is ranked behind Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Cape Verde Island and Egypt.

Copa America champions, Chile entered the top 10 at the expense of the Netherlands who are two places to 12th in the world.

Argentina remains the best football playing country in the world is followed by Belgium and Germany respectively.

Likely Nigeria opposition in the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Swaziland and Djibouti are placed 132nd and 206th respectively in the world.

Former world champions, Spain moved a place up to the 11th spot as Brazil is fifth in the world and third in South America.