The last FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the year has been released.
African Champions Nigeria have dropped one place from their previous 36th position.
The Super Eagles end the year 37th in the world and retain their 4th position in Africa.
Ivory Coast are the highest ranked team in Africa occupying the 17th position in the World ranking.
Spain continue to lead the table ahead of Germany and Argentina, followed by Colombia, Portugal and Uruguay.
The highest climbers of 2013, thanks to nine wins, two draws and only one defeat, are Ukraine, who have collected no fewer than 312 points since December 2012, moving up 29 places to 18th and gaining the title of Mover of the Year for the first time.
The results of 30 international matches have been taken into account for the current edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
In total in 2013, the results of 918 matches have been taken into account, many of which were friendlies (415) and more than a third of which (347) were qualifying matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Top Ten teams in Africa;
1 Ivory Coast
5 Cape Verde
10 Burkina Faso