Following Super Falcon’s first ‘Round of 16’ appearance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 20 years, Nigeria have moved two places up the FIFA women’s rankings.
The rankings were released on FIFA’s website on Friday.
The African champions are now ranked in the 36th position with 1,643 points, but they remain the continent’s top placed team.
Cameroon who, alongside Nigeria, reached the Round of 16, rose five places up with 1,552 points in the 41st position to become Africa’s second best team.
Debutants South Africa retain their 49th spot in the world and are third on the continent’s list.
The exploits of the U.S. at the tournament see them retain their top spot as the world’s best.
Jill Ellis’ team strengthened their hold after defeating four fellow top-six nations in the process to extend their lead to 121 points over Germany who are second.