On Thursday, the latest FIFA ranking showed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria had dropped five spots, falling from 35th to 40th. The Eagles also dropped to sixth place in Africa, according to the official website of the world football governing body. Guinea-Bissau moved up from 118 to 113, following their victory against Nigeria on match day three of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Abuja. Morocco, who made history as the first African country to reach the semi-final of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, maintained their top spot as the continent’s number one team and ranked 11th in the world. Meanwhile, the Teranga Lions of Senegal, the reigning African champions, climbed to 18th in the global ranking and second in Africa, while Tunisia moved up to third in Africa and 28th in the world. The latest FIFA ranking also showed that Argentina regained their position as the world’s top-ranked team for the first time in over six years, overtaking Brazil, who lost to Morocco in a friendly match.