The Super Eagles of Nigeria have retained their 40th position in the most recent world ranking released by the Fédération of Internationale Football Association (FIFA) on Friday, October 26, 2023.
Despite dropping from 39th to 40th in the previous FIFA world ranking published on September 21, Nigeria managed to maintain their position after securing a 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia and defeating Mozambique 3-2 during the latest international break. These results were published on FIFA’s official website.
In terms of African rankings, the Super Eagles did not experience any changes and remained in the sixth position. The title of number one team in Africa goes to FIFA 2022 World Cup semi-finalists Morocco, followed by African Cup of Nations champions, Senegal.
Tunisia secures the third place, while Algeria and Egypt occupy the fourth and fifth positions respectively on the continent.
Group C opponents of the Super Eagles in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Lesotho, faced a drop from the 151st to 153rd position in the rankings.
Among the other teams in Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying group, South Africa dropped to the 64th position from 63rd, while Zimbabwe maintained their 125th position.
Benin Republic, another World Cup qualifying group opponent of Nigeria, remains at the 93rd position. Meanwhile, Rwanda suffered a slight drop in the ranking, moving from 139th to 140th.
It is noteworthy that the top ten positions in the ranking remain unchanged, solely comprising European and South American teams.
Argentina, winners of the FIFA 2022 World Cup, retain the top spot, while France and Brazil hold the second and third positions respectively. The Three Lions of England claim the fourth spot, with Belgium completing the top five.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking will be published by FIFA on November 30, 2023.