Nigeria drop five places in latest FIFA ranking
The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped from 35 to 40 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.
The ranking published on FIFA’s official website saw the Super Eagles also drop in Africa as they are now sixth on the continent.
Guinea-Bissau, who shocked the Eagles on match day three of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Abuja, rose to 113 positions.
The Eagles’ next opponent in the AFCON qualifiers, Sierra Leone, dropped to 117 in the ranking.
Semi-finalists at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Atlas Lions of Morocco, maintained their number one spot in Africa and 11th in the world.
AFCON champions Teranga Lions of Senegal moved up to 18 while Tunisia rose to 28 in the world ranking and third in Africa.
Meanwhile, world champions Argentina are back at the summit of the FIFA ranking for the first time in over six years.
Argentina leapfrogged Brazil after enjoying friendly wins over Panama and Curaçao at the same time as their old rivals were losing to Morocco.
France also moved past Brazil after beating the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland in their opening UEFA EURO qualifiers.
The next FIFA men’s world ranking will be published on 20 July 2023.