Super Eagles of Nigeria Drop to No 38 in Latest FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria Drop to No 38 in Latest FIFA Ranking

  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped eight places in the FIFA rankings since the last update on April 4
  • During this period, the AFCON 2024 finalists struggled in their 2026 FIFA world cup qualifying campaign, drawing 1-1 with South Africa on June 7, and losing 1-2 to Benin on June 10
  • reports that in Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Cote d’Ivoire each improved one spot, while Senegal dropped one spot journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football in Nigeria and worldwide.

Zurich, Switzerland - Nigeria suffered setback in the latest FIFA men’s world ranking released on Thursday, June 20

Following their disappointing results in the twin FIFA world cup qualifying matches in June, the Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped eight places to occupy number 38 in the world.

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Latest FIFA rankings: Super Eagles fall eight places in June 2024
The Super Eagles have fallen by eight places in the latest FIFA ranking, dropping to No.38 following a dismal outing in the race to qualify for the 2026 world cup. Photo credit: @NGSuperEagles
Source: Twitter

In Africa, the coachless Super Eagles team are placed No.5, with Morroco, Senegal, Egypt, and Ivory Coast ahead of them.

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Meanwhile, Argentina retain their place at the summit of the FIFA ranking.

Liberia (142nd, up 10) gained the most ground over the period, with the Lone Stars still unbeaten in 2024.

The next edition of the FIFA men’s world ranking will be published on July 18, 2024.

Check out some reactions on X (formerly Twitter) to Nigeria’s new position below:

Ibukun Aluko wrote:

"This isn't good enough for the biggest football brand in Africa."

@asteroidjnr_ commented:

"We will be up again."

@officialg_ray wrote:

"We don't seem so worthy now."

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@Dreal_Honney said:

"We are no longer the giant of Africa. We are now the ants of Africa."

@sparrow_lion21 wrote:

"I just wonder when we’ll ever be in the top 20 or top 10."

More to read on Super Eagles

NFF reacts to rumoured ban on Osimhen earlier reported that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) described as outright falsehood reports in some online publications that it slammed a ban on Super Eagles’ star forward, Victor Osimhen.

NFF's general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, expressed amazement at the reports, saying the federation has neither instructed nor concluded a process to ban Osimhen from the national team.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at