The Super Eagles have dropped two points in the latest FIFA men’s rankings for the month of November.

Nigeria were initially ranked 40th in the world in the ranking released in October but are now two points below, 42nd.

The drop in rankings is attributed to the initial poor performance of the super eagles ahead of the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers earlier in November. Jose Peseiro’s men started their World Cup qualification series with a 1-1 draw against Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

The next was against Zimbabwe where they performed poorly with another 1-1 draw in Rwanda.

The results implies that the Eagles gathered just two points from a possible six and trail Rwanda and South Africa, who are first and second respectively in their Group C.

However, on the African continent rankings, the three-time African champions remain sixth.

Morocco maintained their number one spot in the continent and 13th in the world. They are followed by second-place Senegal, who also maintained their 20th place in the world.

The results have significantly moved them four places up in the world. While maintaining their third position in Africa, Tunisia, who were ranked 32nd in the World in October, are now placed 28th globally.

Algeria and Egypt also scaled u two places to 30th and 33rd positions in the world respectively while completing the top five places in Africa. Meanwhile, World Cup winners, Argentina, remain the number one ranked side despite losing a game to Uruguay in the qualifiers.

France is second, with England moving ahead of Belgium into third position while the Red Devils occupy the fourth position. Brazil suffered a defeat to Argentina and have dropped to fifth place in the world.

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