Following the abysmal performance of the Super Eagles in their 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and the Squirrels of Benin Republic, it has dropped from its 30th Position in the FIFA Ranking to 38th Position.


The Super Eagles now have 1498.93 points, a decrease from their previous 1520.27 points.


The latest drop of the Nigeria National Team marks a significant shift in the global football landscape, as Nigeria continues to face challenges on the international stage.


Nigeria was ranked 30th before now following its Runners Up at the 2023 African Cup of Nations championship in Côte d’Ivoire, but his recent decline is as result of its bad outing of late.


Nigeria’s hopes for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers remain doubtful, as the nation failed to secure victories in these crucial matches.


Meanwhile, Argentina maintained its top position in the rankings, solidifying its status as the leading football nation in the world.


The South American giants gained 2.14 points, bringing their total to 1860.14, reflecting their consistent high-level performance in recent tournaments.


The FIFA rankings, reported by PUNCH Online, are calculated using the Elo model, which considers team strength, match importance, and results.


Liberia remain the biggest climber in the rankings, moving up 10 positions to a new highest rank of 142nd.


Liberia also scored the most points, gaining 37.47 points.


Equatorial Guinea experienced the biggest drop, falling 10 positions and losing 47.53 points, marking a significant downturn in their ranking.