Nigeria's FIFA Ranking Has Dropped To 40th Place


In the most recent FIFA men's rankings, Nigeria slipped to 40th place, despite their convincing 6-0 win against Sao Tome and Principe in the final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Super Eagles, previously ranked 39th in June, lost three points, resulting in this drop. This outcome is somewhat unexpected given Nigeria's impressive performance in the AFCON qualifiers, where they topped their group with 15 points. Nevertheless, Nigeria remains in the top six among African nations, ensuring they will be a top seed when the AFCON draw takes place in 2023.

Morocco retains its status as Africa's top-ranked nation, holding the 13th position globally. Meanwhile, Senegal slipped two places to 20th globally but maintained its strong standing in Africa. Tunisia stands out as the sole African country among the top six on the continent that has climbed in the global rankings. They previously held the 31st spot but have now advanced to 29th globally. Algeria (34) and Egypt (35) complete the top five in Africa.

On a global scale, Argentina, the World Cup winner, continues to hold the number one ranking, followed by France, Brazil, England, and Belgium.

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