Nigeria is currently 4th best in Africa and is seeded with other continental giants.
The Super Eagles are one of the five top seeds for the final round of the World Cup playoffs which draw will take place next week.
Nigeria was recently ranked fourth in Africa, according to the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.
The Super Eagles have recorded 707 points in the build-up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, dropping to 36th place from 35th in the global ranking.
Cote d’Ivoire remained the top African team and the 19th globally while Ghana, second in Africa, was rated 24th in the world. Due to the disqualification of globally ranked 44th, Cape Verde for using an ineligible player against Tunisia in their final qualifier, Tunisia, who was 46th was on Thursday ranked fifth and the last top seed beating favourites Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
Mali which was formerly ranked fifth best African team and 38th globally, unfortunately, did not qualify for the final playoffs.
Nigeria beat Malawi 2-0 in Calabar last Saturday to qualify for the playoffs.
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