Bafana Bafana have held onto their position in the latest FIFA World Rankings, released for May 2018.
Gernot Rohr's side was ranked in the same 47th globally and sixth in Africa when the last list was released and they still maintained the same position in the latest ranking.
Nigeria, standing behind Tunisia, Senegal, DR Congo, Morocco and Egypt in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, is one of the five African countries qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.More news: Guardiola signs two-year contract extension at Manchester City
DR Congo, ranked third in Africa and 38th in the world, will not be in Russian Federation.
The Super Eagles will be making their sixth appearance and they will be hoping to go past the Round of 16 - the country's best ever finish ever (1994,1998 and 2014).
Kunle Agbeyangi, a local sports analyst, told Xinhua that Nigeria might pull a surprise on the global stage.More news: Davinson Sanchez signs improved contract at Tottenham
The Super Eagles already have two scheduled games against the Three Lions of England and the Czech Republic in the first week of June to further fine-tune their strategies before beginning hostilities against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina proper at the World Cup.
"We should not be among the teams that would make up the numbers at the World Cup instead be among the teams that will make it interesting because we have all it takes", he added.
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