Three-time African Champions Nigeria have dropped two places in the latest FIFA ranking.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped down the perking order in the latest ranking released by the world football governing body.
During the previous month's ranking, Jose Peseiro-led side were 40th in the world but have dropped two places in the latest FIFA ranking for the month of November.
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The three-time African champions could not get a win in the two World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, with many Nigerians growing frustrated with coach Jose Peseiro and calling for his sack.
Despite dropping to 42nd in the world, the Super Eagles remain two places above Erling Haaland’s Norway, 19 places above the Black Stars of Ghana, while Ivory Coast is eight places behind Nigeria.
Nigeria remains 6th in Africa
On the continent, the Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained the sixth position, with Morroco remaining the highest-ranked team in Africa.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco are 13th in the world after an impressive showing at last year’s World Cup in Qatar when they became the first African country to reach the semi-finals.
Current AFCON champions Senegal are ranked 20th, with Tunisia (28), Algeria (30), and Egypt (33) making up the top five teams on the continent.
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Despite losing a game for the first time since their World Cup triumph, Argentina, captained by former Barcelona legend Lionel Messi, retained the number one spot in the world ranking.
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The current world champions are closely followed by the French team, which they defeated in the final of Qatar 2022 World Cup.
England, Belgium, and Brazil, respectively, make up the remaining top five teams in the latest ranking. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal occupy the seventh position in world football.