By Chineze Ogugua
Nigeria climbed few places to 49th in the world in the latest FIFA rankings announced yesterday by the football governing body.
The rankings saw World champions France rise to the top of the rankings following their World Cup heroics thereby dethroning Germany out of the top 10.
The top five on the list consists of France, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia and Uruguay.
In Africa, Nigeria is placed 7th behind Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Ghana, Morocco and Cameroon.
Burkina Faso, Mali and Cape Verde completed the top 10 in Africa.
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