Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped seven points to stay at 34th position globally on the latest FIFA world rankings after accruing a total of 1480 points.
Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles abysmal performance in their last three major international outings losing on two occasions and settling for a draw in the other has now reflected as they dropped from 32nd to 34th in the world while also surpassed by Algeria and Morocco to seat at 5th in Africa.
USA and Mexico have risen high in the pecking orders as they have climbed into the top 10 of the latest FIFA world rankings much thanks to their impressive form in the Gold Cup and CONCACAF Nations League.
After both Gold Cup and CONCACAF Nations League success, defeating Mexico in both the former and latter finals en route to clinching the two titles, United State Men’s team have been rewarded for their impressive run as they have risen 10 places up to 10th place in the latest FIFA world rankings; their highest position since 2006.
Meanwhile, Mexico also reached the top 10 spot for the first time in a decade and their highest placing since 2006 after climbing two places above USA (8th) position, despite losing the Gold Cup and CONCACAF Nations League final to rival USA.
Completing the top 10, Belgium remain at the summit of the standings though, losing in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, with Brazil second and France third.
Beaten Euro 2020 finalist, England occupies 4th position as European championship winner Italy completes the top 5. In sixth place is Argentina, the seventh spot has Spain while Portugal, Mexico and USA are eight, ninth and tenth respectively.
While in Africa, Teranga Lions of Senegal retain stheir first place in Africa and 21st in the world with Tunisia coming second and 28th globally. Algeria climbed 12 places to 30th in the world and third in the continent and Morocco are now 32nd and fourth in Africa.
The significance of the rankings is to the extent that it is used to decide the seedings for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar and as such, gives an edge to top-ranked countries to be handed a favourable group stage draw.
A new edition of the Fifa/Coca-Cola Men’s World Rankings will be published on 16 September 2021.