Thursday, July 6, 2017
Nigeria drop to 39th position in FIFA rankings
Gernot Rohr’s men, previously occupying the 38th position in the world moved down one place and are now 39th.
The Eagles finally lost their unbeaten run under the German, as they went down 2-0 to South Africa, in the first match of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying round.
Nigeria is now ranked the sixth best team in Africa with Egypt, Senegal Congo, Cameroon and Burkina Faso occupying the top five positions.
Germany climbed to top spot in the world, having won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and Brazil dropped to second.
The top five is completed by Argentina, Portugal and Switzerland.