Nigeria Super Eagles have moved one place up to the 40th spot with 726(725.67) points in the April FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Rankings. This also placed Nigeria as the 4th best football nation in Africa.
Egypt and Senegal maintained the first and second spots receptively. Egypt moved one place up to 19 in FIFA rankings, while Senegal moved two place down to 30.
Nigeria displaced Congo DR in the 5th spot. Congo DR is now 6th in Africa and 41 in the World.
Brazil toppled Argentina in the number one spot in the World after seven (7) years of long wait. recent wins over Uruguay and Paraguay in booking their place at Russia 2018 secured their return to top spot.
With 129 games played across the month there was movement throughout the table, as just 19 of the 211 member associations stood steady in their March placings. With five of those 19 within the top ten, Switzerland (9, plus 2) were the only side to break into the top ten, with Uruguay heading in the opposite direction (15, minus 6).
Poland (11, plus 1) built on their best-ever placing last month to go one better – a feat mirrored by Burkina Faso (35, plus 1). Meanwhile, Peru (17, plus 1), Curaçao (70, plus 4), Swaziland (88, plus 10), and Papua New Guinea (156, plus 14) also registered new personal bests.
FYR Macedonia (133, plus 33) were the month’s biggest movers, with some strong gains coming within the top 50 too as Sweden (34, plus 11), Northern Ireland (26, plus 9), USA (23, plus 7), Greece (39, plus 7) and Japan (44, plus 7) all gained ground.