England & Nigeria rise up Fifa world rankings but Spain hold top spot

The Super Eagles' Afcon victory in South Africa has seen them move up 22 places in the latest standings, while the Three Lions' win over Brazil sees them enter the top five
England's win over Brazil have seen them rise up Fifa's February world rankings to fourth, but the top-three sides remain the same with Spain leading the way, followed by Germany and Argentina.

The Three Lions have moved up from sixth spot to fourth following their impressive 2-1 friendly win over Brazil at Wembley last week.

Roy Hodgon's side were victorious thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard, and Brazil's defeat means they remain in a surprisingly low 18th place.

Meanwhile, Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations victory, won last weekend, has seen the Super Eagles jump 22 places from 52nd to 30th place - their highest ranking since August 2010.

Other significant changes see beaten Afcon finalists Burkina Faso leap 37 places to 55th in the world, while hosts South Africa have jumped 25 places.

Despite the Ivory Coast's disappointing showing at the tournament where they were eliminated at the quarter-final stage, they have moved up to 12th place, the highest ranking in the country's history.