Nigeria’s Super Eagles have dropped one spot in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday despite playing a 1-1 draw with Brazil in an international friendly.
Nigeria is now placed 35th in the world in the October ranking
In the latest statistic, Nigeria garnered 1,481 points against 1482 recorded in September where they also played a 2-2 draw with Ukraine.
However, Nigeria still occupies the third spot in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who are placed 20th and 29th with 1,546 and 1,495 points, respectively.
On the global scene, Belgium (1st, unchanged) still leads the way from France (2nd, unchanged) and Brazil (3rd, unchanged), although top-ten rivals Uruguay (5th, up 1), Croatia (7th, up 1), Argentina (9th, up 1) have at least edged closer to the summit.
But the most significant rises are to be found further down the Ranking, where the in-form quartet of Ukraine (22nd, up 3), Japan (28th, up 3), Turkey (32nd, up 4) and Russia (37th, up 5) are among the more notable climbers.