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Nigeria rose up six spots to 61st place in the Fifa rankings released on Thursday, though are twelveth-ranked African side.

The Super Eagles were 67th in May grading, but victories in their international friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg last month ensured they amassed 559 points to move up.

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In Africa, they are placed behind Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Congo DR, Guinea, Cameroon and Congo.

Algeria moved one place up to number 32 in the world, while reigning African kings Cote d’Ivoire dived two places to place number 36.

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Argentina and Belgium held firm to the first and second spot in the world while Austria returned to the top ten with Uefa Euro hosts France moving up four places to 17th in the world.

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Slovakia and Madagascar were top movers. The Europeans climbed eight steps to the 24th place, while the Africans rose 29 places into the top 108.