The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped one spot in the current Coca-Cola/FIFA World Rankings to stay on the 39th position for the month of July.
The Eagles however retained their sixth position in Africa in the rankings that was published on Fifa’s official website on Thursday.
The reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions, Cameroon, who represented the continent at the just-concluded Confederations Cup in Russia, dropped four places from 32nd (in June) to 36th this July.
The other World Cup qualification opponents of Nigeria, Algeria and Zambia, moved up five places from 53rd to 48th and seven places from 99th to 92nd in the world respectively.
Egypt remain Africa’s highest ranked team despite dropping four places from 20th to 44th.
Meanwhile, Confederations Cup winners, Germany, returned to the top of the World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.
Brazil are second followed by Argentina; while Portugal, Switzerland and Poland fell in the 4th, 5th and 6th positions respectively.
The Confed Cup Runners-up and Copa America holders, Chile, dropped three steps to seventh, while Colombia, France and Belgium make up the remaining spots in the top ten.
The next rankings will be released on August 10, 2017.
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