After a convincing win in their latest match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, their sole game since the last FIFA world rankings in June, Nigeria Eagles witnessed a minor dip in the June edition of the FIFA men’s rankings, as per updates from FCTReporters.
The Super Eagles, who held the 39th spot in the June rankings, saw a decrease of three points, resulting in a shift to the 40th position. Their remarkable 6-0 win against Sao Tome and Principe in the AFCON qualifiers, unfortunately, did not positively impact their rank.
Despite this decline, Jose Peseiro’s team impressively topped Group A in the AFCON qualifiers with 15 points, securing a place in the upcoming AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.
Within the African continent, Nigeria maintains a position within the top six, which is advantageous, as it ensures they will be among the top-seeded teams in the AFCON draw later in 2023.
On the other hand, Morocco continues to hold the number one spot in Africa and ranks 13th globally. Senegal, despite dropping two places worldwide, retains their second position in Africa.
Tunisia stands out as the sole African nation within the top six on the continent that moved up in the global rankings. They climbed from 31st to 29th in the world. Algeria (34) and Egypt (35) complete the top five African rankings.
On a global scale, Argentina, the reigning World Cup champions, continue to hold their coveted top spot in the rankings, with France, Brazil, England, and Belgium following closely behind, as reported alongside Super Eagles’ ranking details.