Nigeria has fallen to the 38th position in the latest FIFA world football rankings, as released on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

The Super Eagles now hold 1498.93 points, down from their previous 1520.27 points.

Super Eagles Drop to 38th In Latest FIFA Rankings

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This drop marks a significant shift for Nigeria in the global football landscape, reflecting ongoing challenges on the international stage.

Previously ranked 30th, Nigeria’s decline follows their recent performances post-African Cup of Nations, where they were runners-up after a 2-1 loss to the host nation.

In their latest fixtures, the Super Eagles drew 1-1 against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and were defeated 2-1 by the Benin Republic in a match played in Ivory Coast.

Nigeria’s prospects for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers are now uncertain, as the team failed to secure victories in these crucial matches.

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Meanwhile, Argentina maintained its top position in the FIFA rankings, reinforcing its status as the leading football nation.

Liberia emerged as the biggest climber, advancing 10 positions to a new high of 142nd.

The second and third spots remain unchanged, with France and Belgium holding their respective positions.

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France continues to dominate, securing the second position with 1840.59 points. Belgium remains steady in 3rd place, maintaining its top-tier status in global football.

Brazil has moved up to the 4th position, overtaking England, which slipped to 5th after a decrease of 7.02 points.

Portugal retained its 6th place despite a slight drop of 1.07 points. Spain follows in 8th, and Croatia has made significant strides, advancing to 9th.

Italy completes the top ten, maintaining its position with a slight decrease of 0.23 points, bringing its rating to 1724.6 points.

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