The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one place from 47th position to 48th in the latest rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday, just before the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Super Eagles have also dropped one place among the top African teams in the latest FIFA Ranking from sixth to seventh.
They are behind Tunisia (21), Senegal (27), Congo DR (38), Morocco (41), Egypt (45), Ghana (47). Cameroon (49), Burkina Faso (52) and Mali (64) make up the top 10.
The slip by the Super Eagles will not be surprising to many as the three-time African champions have failed to make the most of the friendly games they played during the period under review.
During the period under review, 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.
Germany continue to rule world football in number one position followed by Brazil, Belgium, Portugal and Argentina who remain in their positions from the last Ranking.
Switzerland, France, Poland, Chile and Spain make up the top 10.
World Cup debutants Iceland remained 22nd.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published few days after the World Cup on July 19.