Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropped two places from 40th to 42nd in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world ranking, completesports.com reports.
The latest ranking was published on FIFA’s website on Thursday, 30 November, 2023.
The drop in places may not come as a surprise following the Super Eagles’ disappointing showing in their two opening fixtures in Group C 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
On matchday one against Lesotho, the Eagles forced the visitors to a 1-1 draw in Uyo.
While against Zimbabwe, Jose Peseiro’s men had to come from behind again to settle for another 1-1 draw.
After the opening two games, the three-time Africans champions are third behind leaders Rwanda and second placed South Africa.
In Africa, the Eagles maintained their sixth position.
Meanwhile, Atlas Lions of Morocco are Africa’s highest ranked team at number 13.
African champions, Teranga Lions of Senegal, are second in place on the continent and 20th in the world.
Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt are third, fourth and fifth respectively in Africa.
Côte d’Ivoire, who are in Group A with the Eagles at next year’s AFCON, are 50th in the world and eight best team in Africa.
The top five teams in the world are Argentina, France, England, Belgium and Brazil.
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