Nigeria placed 47th in new Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking released

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Tunisia maintained their leading position over the continent but moved up nine places to occupy the 14th spot worldwide.

They secured a 1-0 win against Poland away from home before losing 2-0 to Serbia in London.

Argentina dropped from fourth to fifth, Croatia moved three places down from 15th to 18th while Iceland dropped from 18th to the 22nd position.

Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that employers had shown an interest in financing that an expanded Club World Cup but he failed to comment on reports they had offered around $25 billion for that and another tournament that was projected.

The ranking was published on the world football governing body's official website. Saudi Arabia dropped one place to become 70th, just four spots below Russian Federation who dropped three places to 66th spot.

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The Club World Cup is an annual competition that sees seven clubs, usually winners of their continental tournaments, compete in a knock-out event.

The large number of worldwide fixtures over the last month has led to plenty of changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, including Belgium reaching the top three and six sides attaining their highest-ever position.

Meanwhile, Germany and Brazil remain first and second respectively, with Belgium climbing up two spots to reach the third place of the global rankings.

FIFA's newest members Kosovo, who climbed 24 spots to 152nd, and Gibraltar, who leaped 10 spots to 196th, also benefited from friendly victories.