Nigeria’s perfect win record in the opening stages of the AFCON qualifiers especially with the 10 nil win against Sao Tome sadly did not help boost their rankings at the just released FIFA global rankings.
FIFA, the world’s top football governing body, has released its ranking for the month of June, with the Super Eagles dropping in rank to 4th position on the continent and 31st position in the world.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations champions were previously ranked 30th globally and third in Africa, behind first place, Senegal and second-place Morocco.
But the Super Eagles dropped a step down for Tunisia to snatch up the 3rd position in Africa and 30th in the world. Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions complete the top five ranking teams in Africa.
Nigeria’s recent two international friendly matches, however, appeared to have affected the national team’s standing.
They lost to both Mexico (2-1) and Ecuador (1-0) in the United States.
However, former world champions Brazil retain their place at the top of the standings, having replaced Belgium in March.
Belgium, Argentina, France, and England make up the top five in the world.