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Expectedly, Nigeria Drop In FIFA Rankings



Expectedly, former African champions, Nigeria, dropped to the 39th position in the world and sixth spot in Africa, as the monthly FIFA ranking is released on Thursday.

The slump by the Super Eagles became very apparent after losing 0-2 at home in a competitive duel to a lesser ranked side, South Africa.

Also, the Pharaohs of Egypt dropped six places in the world to the 24th position but retained the spot as the best football nation in Africa.

Senegal retained the second in Africa and 27th in the world while Congo Democratic Republic is the biggest movers in the continent moving 11 places to the third spot in Africa and 28th in the world.


Tunisia moved seven places to the 34th and fourth in Africa; the Indomitable Lions dropped four places to the 36th spot and are ranked fifth in Africa.


FIFA Rankings Top 10 [World]


1 Germany


2 Brazil

3 Argentina

4 Portugal

5 Switzerland

6 Poland


7 Chile

8 Colombia

9 France

10 Belgium



FIFA Rankings Top 10 [AFRICA]


  1. Egypt
  2. Senegal
  3. Congo DR
  4. Tunisia
  5. Cameroon
  6. Nigeria
  7. Burkina Faso
  8. Algeria
  9. Ghana
  10. Côte d’Ivoire

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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