Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped down in 7 places to be ranked 34th in the world and 5th in Africa in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.
According to the ranking, the three-time Africa Cup of Nations winner garnered 1480 points as against 1487 it recorded in the previous ranking.
Senegal remained the number top team in the continent and we’re ranked 21st in the World.
Carthage Eagles of Tunisia remained in the second spot and 28th in Africa while Africa champion Algeria climbed 12 places to 30th in the world and 3rd in Africa.
Super Eagles of Nigeria will have the opportunity to improve its ranking when the 2022 FIFA world cup qualifier resumed in September 2021.
Similarly, the United States have broken into the top 10 of the latest world rankings, as Gregg Berhalter’s side continue to push forward after a strong summer.
After winning both the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup this summer (with two extremely different squads) the USMNT have pushed up 10 places into 10th in the latest FIFA rankings.
Elsewhere, Belgium remain in top spot despite losing in the quarterfinals of EURO 2020 with Copa America runners up Brazil moving up one spot to second and France dropping a spot to third.
Meanwhile the European Championships winner Italy moved up two spots to fifth and EURO 2020 runners up England remain in fourth.
Copa American champions Argentina moved up two places to sixth, Spain dropped one place to seventh, Portugal is down three places to eighth and then Mexico and the USMNT round off the top 10
Africa Top 10
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