May 25, 2024

At the AFCON 2023 competition, Nigeria went six games without a loss before losing to the hosts, Ivory Coast, at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara. Following their match in Ivory Coast, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have risen fourteen spots in the most recent FIFA standings, according to Under the guidance of Portuguese strategist Jose Peseiro, the Nigerian team maintained four clean sheets while scoring eight goals and giving up four goals in Ivory Coast. However, the team was unable to discover the winning formula in the AFCON 2023 final.

In spite of their defeat, Ivory Coast’s performance has propelled them to the top of the most recent FIFA rankings, making them the most improved African team in the competition.

Nigeria, which was previously ranked 42, has risen fourteen spots to become 28, and third in Africa, right behind Senegal and Morocco, which are ranked 12 and 17, respectively.Ivory Coast, the AFCON 2023 winners, rose ten spots to take fifth rank in Africa and 39th place globally, trailing only Egypt, led by Mohamed Salah, in 36th place. South Africa, the bronze medallists at AFCON 2023, rose from 66 to 58 in the standings, while Qatar, the winners of the Asian Cup, moved up twenty-one spots to take 37th place.The top 10 are still the same, with France, the victors of the FIFA 2018 World Cup, and the FIFA 2022 World Cup holders holding the top two spots.

The top ten countries in the globe are Brazil, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Croatia.

Nigeria has risen to its highest ranking of 28th after winning the 2013 AFCON championship.

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