With success at the just ended AFCON, Nigeria (previously ranked 52nd in the world and 10th in Africa) are now 30th in the world which is the country’s best position since August 2010 and 4th on the continent. Other teams that moved on the African continent are finalists Burkina Faso who moved from 55th to 37th while the host nation South Africa moved up 25 places to 60th. The number one team in Africa, Côte d’Ivoire moved two places to 12th.
Spain still lead the ranking table with Germany in second place, followed by Argentina and England.
1. Cote d’Ivoire
8. Central African Republic
9. Burkina Faso
10. South Africa respectively.