After the series of friendlies played, The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped a point from last month’s 47th position to 48 place in the world, and sixth to seventh in the continent, in the latest FIFA rankings.
The declaration on FIFA’s website today said the recent flurry of pre-FIFA World Cup friendlies affected the recent rankings.
The top three positions are unchanged as Germany, Brazil and Belguim sit respectively, Russia-bound duo of Poland and Uruguay have succeeded in making strides within the top 20.
Super Eagles World Cup opponents in Group D Argentina, Croatia and Iceland are on fifth, 20th and 22nd positions respectively.
In Africa, Tunisia moved seven places down from 14th in the previous rankings to 21 as the continent’s top ranked team.
The next rankings is expected to be released on July 19.