Nigeria move five spots in latest FIFA ranking

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Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel (L) celebrates after scoring against Uruguay during their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group B football match, at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, on June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH

Nigeria has moved five places up, now 47th in the world and sixth in Africa with 635 points in the April FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings released on Thursday.

In the previous rankings, Nigeria was on 52nd position with 609 points.

Meanwhile, Tunisia is the highest ranked African team on 14th place with Senegal and DR Congo on 28 and 38 positions respectively.

Germany still retains first place with Brazil following closely while Belgium who was fifth in the March rankings is now third.

The next rankings will be published on May 17, 2018.

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