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Azkals jump 4 places up in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

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Nepal slipped six-position down in this month's Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking, which are based on results over a four-year period, published on Thursday.

The Super Eagles are also fifth in Africa.

FIFA announced their latest rankings today and England are no longer Britain's best football team according to the stats with Chris Coleman's Wales team now two places above them.

Harambee Stars who were ranked 82 last month, now sit on position 88 in the world and 17 places below neighbors Uganda in the global index.

In Africa, the Eagles moved one spot from their initial 6th to occupy the 5th place in Africa, in the September ranking, while Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal and Congo DR occupied the first, second, third and fourth positions respectively.

Germany is back at the top of the rankings, taking over from Brazil after a busy World Cup qualifying program.

As it stands, Europe would have six of the top eight seeds in December's World Cup draw with Poland and Switzerland occupying sixth and seventh place.

So what's this mean for the U.S. national team, should they recover from this month's adversity to qualify for an eighth straight World Cup?

New Zealand's dominance of Oceania World Cup qualifying has been reflected by a 10-place rise in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings.

Nigeria's next opponent in the race to Russian Federation 2018, Zambia rose 18 places up to 78th in the world, after doing the double over Algeria.

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