Nigeria Drops In Latest FIFA Rankings

The Super Eagles have dropped eight places to 38th in the world after they again failed to win in 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

According to the latest FIFA rankings released by the world soccer ruling body, Nigeria slid from 30th to 38th spot in the global ratings and they are now fifth in Africa.

The drop on the global stage also reflected on the continental stage as the Nigerian team also dropped from the 3rd position to the 5th behind Morocco, Senegal, Egypt and Cote d ‘Ivoire.

The Eagles played a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic in Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire.

On the global scene, no fewer than 187 national team bouts have been contested since the last ranking in April, and the throng of changes in the latest standings comes as no surprise.

The top three, however, remain unshakeable. Argentina (1st) retains their place at the summit, with France (2nd) and Belgium (3rd) hot on their heels.

But there is movement behind them, as Brazil (4th , up 1) and England (5th, down 1) swap places.

Portugal (6th ), the Netherlands (7th ) and Spain (8th ) consolidated  their spots in the top 10, while  Croatia (9th , up 1) overtook Italy (10th , down 1), which nonetheless held onto a place among the leading pack.



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