The Super Eagles of Nigeria plummeted five spots from their previous ranking of 35th to 40th in the globe, according to the most recent FIFA rankings that were announced on Thursday.
The squad lost at home to less talented Guinea Bissau in Abuja last month, dropping them out of the top five in Africa and placing them in sixth place.
Nigeria had had a consistent drop in the previous three rankings. From 32 to 35 in October, they are now 40.
Argentina is once again at the pinnacle of world football, six years after dominating the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Recent friendly victories against Curaçao (7-0) and Panama (2-0) allowed the world champions to overtake Brazil (3rd, minus 2), who suffered a heavy price for their friendly loss to Morocco (2-1).
In addition to losing the top spot, the A Seleçao saw France (ranked second plus one) pass them. Due to back-to-back victories over the Netherlands (4-0) and Republic of Ireland in UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying, Les Bleus have moved up to second place (1-0).
There were no other moves among the Top 10 save the top three. Towards the bottom of the podium, in fourth position, are Belgium and England (5th, -). In reality, the only two major changes in the Top 20 were Senegal (18th, plus 1) and Denmark (19th, minus 1).