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Nigeria climb in FIFA World Rankings, Tunisia remain in top spot

Nigeria climb in FIFA World Rankings, Tunisia remain in top spot
From ESPN - April 12, 2018

World Cup-bound Tunisia remain Africa's highest placed team in the latest edition of the FIFA World Rankings, released on Thursday, while Nigeria are among the continent's big movers.

The Carthage Eagles enjoyed a successful international break, in which they defeated Iran and Costa Rica, and climb a whopping nine places overall to 14th in the world.

Their ascent leaves them ahead of Mexico, Colombia and Uruguay, and only one place behind England, one of their Group G opponents at the World Cup in Russia.

Senegal, another of the continent's quintet in Russia, are second-placed in Africa but drop one place overall to 28th, while the Democratic Republic of Congo complete CAF's top three after climbing one spot to 38th globally.

Tunisia are Africa's big movers in the upper echelon of the continent's sides, but lower down the pecking order, Tanzania have also moved nine spots up to 137th place after a productive international break in which they downed the DRC.

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