Nigeria have moved five places up from 67th to 62nd in the latest FIFA rankings released Wednesday.
The Super Eagles are however still number 10 in the Africa rankings.
Cote d’Ivoire are still Africa’s top ranked football nation on 14th spot in the world.
The Eagles five places leap follows last month’s 3-1 win over Venezuela in a friendly in Miami.
Spain retained top spot with Colombia, Germany, Argentina completing the top four.
A total of 143 international matches were taken into account for this edition of the ranking.
The next FIFA rankings would be published on January 17.
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