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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved five places in the Coca-Cola FIFA rankings for the month of April to become the 47th best football playing nation in the world.

Nigeria have 635 points, a point below Egypt, who are 46th in the world.

The Super Eagles have been tagged alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D as it has been regarded as the most hard group in the tournament.

Nepal moved three positions up in this month's FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) ranking, which are based on results over a four-year period, as published on this evening.

Traditionally strong nations such as England (13), Netherlands (19) and Italy (20) remained outside the top 10, while Africa's highest ranked country, Tunisia, climbed a massive nine spots into 14th position overall.


Portugal and Argentina dropped one spot each to fourth and fifth, respectively, Xinhua news agency reported.

World Cup champions Germany and Brazil are first and second.

The last World Cup expansion was introduced back in 1998, when the 24-team tournament was increased to the current 32-team event, with 13 slots now available for European nations and a 14th added this summer as Russian Federation are hosts.

Switzerland, France, Spain, Chile, and Poland make up the top 10 in that order.

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