Super Eagles drop in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria have dropped out of the top 31 football nations in the world following a bad run of form in the last set of friendlies.

After failing to nick anything from the friendly against Algeria in Oran, Nigeria's Super Eagles have dropped in the latest FIFA rankings for that poor display.

In the latest rankings released by the world football governing body, FIFA, on Thursday, the Super Eagles have now dropped to 32 in the world for October.

The Super Eagles lost 6.23 points after playing two poor matches against Algeria during the last international break.

Nigeria, who lost one in Oran and drew the other game against the Desert Warriors home based team in Constantine, however, remained fourth in Africa.

On the other hand, Brazil remains the number one ranked team in the world. The five time champions of the world were too good for Ghana and Tunisia last month and are looking strong for the title in Qatar.

The Red Devils of Belgium remain second, with Brazil's South American rivals, Argentina, who have not lost a game since 2021, stay in third position.

Meanwhile, former World Champions, France in fourth and England in fifth, complete the top five ranked nations.

Nigeria to face Costa Rica in November

Jose Peseiro’s Super Eagles are set to play an international friendly match against Costa Rica in November in San Jose.

After failing to reach the world cup in Qatar next month, the African giants have been playing friendly games and are expected to play the Costa Ricans before the Mundial begins.

The game has been billed to hold on November 10 and seven days later the side will face Portugal at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon.

Peseiro is yet to record a win in any of his international friendly games, losing all past three against Ecuador, Mexico and Algeria.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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