Despite losing 1-0 to Guinea in the Nations Cup qualifier, Nigeria remained rooted at the 34th position of the world FIFA rankings released yesterday.
There was a slight movement in the top five ratings in the African set up. Gabon dropped from the 5th place and was replaced by Algeria.
Guinea jumped a massive 34 places to 47th in the world and breaking into the last place in Africa’s top 10 and Niger was rewarded for shocking Egypt 1_0 with a rise of 54 spots to No. 100, while Egypt dropped from the world top ten.
World Cup_winner Spain still reign supreme in the FIFA ranking as Croatia and Russia returned to the top 10 using victories in 2012 European Championship qualifiers.
France bounced back into the top 20, rising seven places to No. 18, after sinking to a historic low last month.
The United States dropped seven to No. 25 having played only friendlies since the World Cup, while European and African teams gathered points from higher_value continental encounters.