Nigeria drops in latest FIFA ranking ahead of World Cup

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped one place from 47th position to 48th in the latest FIFA world ranking ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

The latest ranking was released on Thursday on the website of the football governing body.

In Africa, Super Eagles also dropped from sixth place to seventh.

This could not be far from the fact that the three time African champions have lost three of their last five games.

The Super Eagles also lost 17 points from last month’s 635. They are now on 618.

Incidentally, none of Nigeria’s group opponents at the Russia 2018 World Cup rose in the ranking.

Argentina remain fifth in the world, while Croatia who the Super Eagles will face in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup game dropped two places from 18th to 20th.

World Cup debutants Iceland remained 22nd.

Germany remain in first position, Brazil in second, Belgium in third, Portugal fourth and Argentina fifth.

In sixth place are Switzerland, France are seventh, Poland moved up three spots from 10th to eighth while Chile retain their ninth position and Spain completing the top ten ranked teams.

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