Nigeria has slipped down one spot in the latest FIFA rankings from number forty-eight to forty-nine after failing to qualify for the second stage of the World Cup in Russia.
2018 FIFA World Cup winners, France climbed to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in the first edition of the global rankings since they emerged world champions.
France which went up six places is followed by in third place winner at the World Belgium, Brazil is seated third, while World Cup finalist Croatia climb 16 places to fourth, Uruguay, England, Portugal complete top seven in the global rankings.
Tunisia is world’s number 24, and Africa’s No.1. They are followed by Senegal, Congo Dr, Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon and Nigeria in seventh place.
Egypt had a worse fall. Mohamed Salah’s Egypt dropped from 45th to 65th.
The new ranking formula, which was approved by the FIFA Council in June after a lengthy period will be adding and subtracting points won or lost for a game from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the rankings.