Nigeria climbed three spots in the latest FIFA Coca Cola rankings from 44th to the 41st spot. The latest rankings were released on the FIFA’s official website. The three time African champs were the first to qualify for the World Cup in 2018 after seeing off a challenge from group rivals Zambia. The African giants qualified with a game left following a narrow defeat of Zambia at the Goodswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on October 7. The victory and feat helped Nigeria surge three spots though they remain fifth in Africa.