Nigeria has moved one step upward in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday.
The Super Eagles is now the 38th best team in the world and sixth in Africa.
Nigeria moved from last month’s 39th place in the world, while they maintained their position on the continent behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo DR, Tunisia, and Cameroon respectively.
Brazil displaced Germany off the top of the FIFA rankings.
Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederations Cup last month after some rolling historical results were devalued.
Argentina occupied the third position while Switzerland, who has recorded a 100 per cent success in the World Cup qualifiers, are fourth.
Poland are at a historic high of fifth having dropped just two points in their own qualifiers as European champions Portugal dropped two places to fifth.
Full list of August standing:
1. Brazil (+1)
2. Germany (-1)
4. Switzerland (+1)
5. Poland (+1)
6. Portugal (-2)
9. Belgium (+1)
10. France (-1)