Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropped from position 35 to position 40 in the most recent FIFA men’s world rankings.
On Thursday, April 6, the ranking was made public on the FIFA website.
Following their poor performance, the Super Eagles dropped in the most recent rankings and are now ranked sixth in Africa.
The Eagles were defeated by Guinea-Bissau 1-0 on the third day of play of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Abuja, and Guinea-Bissau moved up to position 113.
Sierra Leone, who will play the Eagles next in the AFCON qualifying matches, dropped to position 117.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco, who advanced to the World Cup semifinals in Qatar in 2022, kept their top rankings in both Africa and the rest of the world.
Teranga Lions of Senegal, the current AFCON champions, moved up to position 18 while Tunisia climbed to position 28 in the world rankings and third in Africa.
Argentina, the 2022 World Cup champions, are back atop the FIFA rankings for the first time in more than six years.
After defeating Panama and Curaçao in friendly matches while their former rivals were losing to Morocco, the Albiceleste passed South American rivals Brazil in the standings.
The World Cup runners-up, France, advanced past the Brazilians after defeating the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland in their opening UEFA EURO qualifiers.
The 20th of July 2023 will see the release of the subsequent FIFA men’s world rankings.