The Super Eagles have dropped three places and are now ranked 32 nd in the world in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Wednesday by the world football body .
They also lost their position as the third -ranked team in Africa to Algeria , dropping to fourth position.
The Eagles had earlier been ranked 29 th in the September rankings , which was released after a six – month break, due to COVID – 19 .
But they dropped in the rankings after losing 1 – 0 to Algeria and holding Tunisia 1 – 1 in two friendlies played in Austria earlier this month .
The top five nations remain unchanged with Belgium , France, Brazil, England and Portugal ranking first , second , third , fourth and fifth respectively .
Senegal are still the highest ranked team in Africa , dropping one place to 21 st , while Tunisia are second , unchanged at 26 .
Algeria moved up five places to the 30 th position to be ranked third in Africa , while Morocco are now ranked 39 th position in the world and fifth in Africa , after moving up four places in the world ranking .
Ghana , Egypt , Cameroon , Mali and Burkina Faso complete the top 10 teams in Africa at sixth, seventh , eighth , ninth and 10 th positions respectively .