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Super Eagles drop to 38th position in FIFA ranking


Nigeria’s Super Eagles have fallen to the 38th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

This marks a significant drop from their previous 30th position in March.

The Super Eagles now have 1498.93 points, down from 1520.27 points. This decline follows their recent poor performance in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.

The team played a 1-1 draw against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic in a match played in Ivory Coast.

Nigeria’s hopes of securing a ticket to the 2026 World Cup remain uncertain due to these disappointing results.

Meanwhile, Argentina has maintained its top position in the FIFA rankings. Argentina gained 2.14 points, bringing their total to 1860.14. This solidifies their status as the leading football nation in the world.

The FIFA rankings, as reported by PUNCH Online, are calculated using the Elo model, which considers team strength, match importance, and results.

In other news, Liberia made the biggest leap in the rankings, moving up 10 positions to a new highest rank of 142nd, and gaining 37.47 points. On the other hand, Equatorial Guinea experienced the biggest drop, falling 10 positions and losing 47.53 points.