The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped from 35th to 40th position in the latest FIFA ranking.
The ranking was published on FIFA’s official website today, Thursday.
The Super Eagles also dropped in Africa as they are now occupy sixth place on the continent, following their poor form.
Guinea-Bissau, who beat the Eagles 1-0 on match day three of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Abuja, climbed to 113 spot.
The Eagles’ next opponent in the AFCON qualifiers, Sierra Leone, dropped to 117 in the ranking.
Reigning AFCON holders Teranga Lions of Senegal moved up to 18th spot while Tunisia rose to 28 in the world ranking and third in Africa.
Complete Sports report that World Cup winners Argentina are back at the summit of the FIFA ranking for the first time in over six years.
The Albiceleste leapfrogged South American rivals Brazil after enjoying friendly wins over Panama and Curaçao at the same time as their old rivals were losing to Morocco.
Runners-up at last year’s World Cup, France, also moved past the Brazilians after beating the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland in their opening UEFA EURO qualifiers.
The next FIFA men’s world ranking will be published on July 20, 2023.