Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one place from 50th to 51st position in the latest FIFA Men’s world rankings after dropping nine places in the last edition released.
The Eagles, who were ranked 8th in Africa last month, also dropped to 9th in the latest rankings released today (Thursday) on FIFA’s official website.
Gernot Rohr’s men are now behind Senegal (23), Tunisia (27), Egypt (31), DR Congo (39), Morocco (40), Burkina Faso (44) and Cameroon (45) and Ghana (50) in the continent.
Two of Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D opponents made moves while one remained in position. Argentina maintained their number four spot, Croatia moved up one spot to 17th while Iceland dropped to number 22.
World Cup holders, Germany remain number one and are followed by Brazil, Portugal and then Argentina in the top four.
Belgium are ranked 5th, Spain are sixth, Poland are seventh, Switzerland are eighth, France ninth and Chile tenth.
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