FIFA RANKING: Nigeria Drop Three Places

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped from 32nd to 35th in the first FIFA ranking after the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Nigeria, who failed to qualify for the mundial are definitely expected to drop points and drop in the ranking as well.
Morocco are the big winners as the Atlas Lions surged up 11 spots to 11th in the world. The job Walid Regragui did was sensational and they were the darlings of the 2022 World Cup, becoming the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Cameroon moved up 10 places to 33rd, thanks largely to their famous victory against Brazil in the group stage.
As expected some of the teams that did not live up to expectations in Qatar dropped in the ranking.
Belgium moved from second to fourth and they are likely to fall further after their shocking group stage exit at the World Cup.
Spain, Germany, Mexico and Uruguay all fell too, while reigning European champs Italy fell two spots, which was inevitable after Roberto Mancini’s side failed to reach the World Cup.
Denmark moving down eight spots to 18th reflects their awful World Cup, while Iran dropped four places, Wales slipped nine place, Serbia moved down eight to 30th, Canada dropped 12 spots to 53rd and Qatar fell 10 spots to 60th.
Brazil held on to the first spot despite their shocking quarter final exit at the World Cup.
World champions, Argentina are now second. France, Belgium and England complete the world five top teams.
Nigeria are now fifth in Africa with Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, and Cameroon occupying Africa’s top four positions.