Nepal move three-position up, Germany retain top spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

The FIFA World Cup trophy

Tunisia is the highest ranked African nation in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world ranking, ahead of Senegal, Congo, Morocco, and Egypt.

Tunisia is the highest ranked African team as they occupy 14th position in the world, while Senegal and DR Congo are in 28th and 38th spots respectively. The Eagles are now sixth in Africa - two places above their seventh position in March.

According to FIFA, Nepal have moved three positions up to 162nd from 165th positions in this month's world wide ranking with 111 points.

The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on May 17, exactly one month before the World Cup scheduled for June 14 - July 15 in Russian Federation.

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil remained second in the rankings while Belgium rose two places to third. Spain fell two places to eighth position, while Chile moved one up into ninth.

Nigeria's group opponents, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland were ranked 5th, 18th and 22nd respectively.

Vietnam remains the top Southeast Asian nation at 103rd in the world, while Iran is the top-ranked nation in the Asian Football Confederation.

Completing the top 10 African countries in the latest FIFA Ranking are Cameroon (51), Ghana (51), Burkina Faso (53) and Cape Verde (58).

More motivation for the Azkals as they get ready for their first-ever trip to the AFC Asian Cup in the United Aram Emirates in January of 2019.

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