Nigeria remains 47th in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

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The latest FIFA-Coca Cola rankings released on Thursday sees the Super Eagles of Nigeria maintaining their 47th position in the World.

This month's rankings were revealed on Thursday, with virtually no worldwide action having taken place over the last four weeks. South Africa remain 15th in Africa.

The Four Nations win though comes as little compensation for Baxter's men since failing dismally to qualify for the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russian Federation, with the rankings calculated over a rolling four-year period.

It's a far cry from the glory days when Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

The Eagles will have yet another chance to enhance their ranking when they play a final World Cup friendly in Austria against Czech Republic, who are ranked 45 in the world.

Germany, Brazil and Belgium were on the top three positions, while Super Eagles world cup foes Argentina, Croatia and Iceland were on fifth, 18th and 22nd positions.

The next edition of FIFA's ranking list is due to be published on June 7, 2018.

The Squirrels move up six spots to 84th overall, and will have their sights on matching their highest ever Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking - the 71st place they achieved in 2010.

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