Nigeria drop to 39th in July FIFA ranking


Nigeria have dropped a place in FIFA's latest World Ranking, following a dismal 2-0 defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Having failed to qualify for the 2017 Afcon staged in Gabon, they are now in real danger of missing out on a spot in the 2019 edition billed for Cameroon and are down to 39th in the rankings.

Even at this fall, the Super Eagles remain sixth in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo DR, Tunisia and Cameroon.

Meanwhile, Germany have returned to the top of the pile for the first time in two years following their Confederation Cup triumph with Brazil and Argentina sitting in second and third place respectively.

Andorra were the biggest movers in regards to points - up 177 – and are the biggest movers in terms of rankings - up 57.

They joined the likes of Peru, Northern Island, Congo DR, Curacao, Mauritania, Poland and Iceland in registering their highest positions to date.

The next Fifa/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 10 August 2017.