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Soccer: Ivory Coast and Nigeria climb in world rankings after Afcon 2023

# Soccer: Following their achievements in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast and Nigeria have seen significant improvements in the FIFA world rankings. Champion Ivory Coast have climbed ten places, now ranking 39th globally, while Nigeria, the runners-up, have moved up 14 spots, securing the 28th position despite their loss in the final. This places Nigeria as the third-ranked side on the continent. South Africa now holds the 58th position, while Morocco remains Africa’s top-ranked team, moving up one place to 12th.