Nigeria’s Super Eagles moved one step up in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

In the August ranking, Nigeria moved from 39th ranked in July to 38th place in the world.

However, the 2013 African champions remain static on the continent as they retain their 6th spot.

Egypt top the African chart, and are followed by DR Congo and Senegal in the top three places.

Tunisia are 4th in Africa and static on their 34th spot in the world, while Cameroon moved one step to 35th place globally and occupy the 5th spot on the continent.

Brazil returned to the top of the FIFA World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

Argentina remain in third but the heavyweight trio are accompanied in the top five by two sides reaching unusually heady heights.

Switzerland (4th, up 1) have reached their highest position since the very first month of the World Ranking (they were third in August 1993), while Poland (5th, up 1) are at an all-time high.

Neither have dropped in the standings for 11 months.