Having failed to make the most of the series of friendly matches they played in the period under review, the Super Eagles have dropped one step in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday by the world football governing body.

The Super Eagles are now occupying the 48th spot in the world and seventh position in the world.

Germany are still world's highest ranked team while  Brazil (2nd, unchanged) Belgium, Portugal and Argentina complete the list of the five top countries in the world in that order.

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In Africa, Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco, Egypt and Ghana are all ahead of Nigeria while the trio of Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Mali complete the list of Africa's top 10 teams.

Aside from Argentina who are ranked 5th in the world, Nigeria's other group opponents, Croatia and Iceland are ranked 20th and 22nd respectively.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published few days after the World Cup on 19 July 2018.