The Super Eagles of Nigeria have slipped two spots in the latest FIFA ranking, now standing at 42nd in the world.
Despite the drop, the team maintains its position as the 6th team on the African continent, trailing behind Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt.
The drop in ranking comes in the wake of the Super Eagles‘ 1-1 draws in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in November.
The team’s performance has led to a decrease of 16.04 points, bringing their total to 1474.44 points compared to 1490.48 in October.
Argentina continues to lead the global ranking, followed by France, England, and Belgium. Brazil, despite recent losses to Colombia and Argentina, holds onto its place in the top 5.
The Netherlands and Portugal have swapped places in the top 10, which also includes Spain, Italy, and Croatia.
Uruguay has made notable progress, moving up four places to 11th, just outside the top 10. Meanwhile, the Comoros Islands have climbed nine places to reach their highest-ever position at 119th, following victories against the Central African Republic and Ghana.
Other significant movers in the November ranking include Kosovo, Guinea-Bissau, Azerbaijan, Libya, Malaysia, and Rwanda. Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga have also re-entered the ranking after months of inactivity.
The ranking takes into account recent FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Africa, Asia, and South America, as well as UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying matches, Concacaf Nations League 2023-24 encounters, and the Pacific Games 2023.