Nigeria has dropped seven places to 59 from 52 on the monthly FIFA rankings, according to the November rankings released on Thursday by world football governing body FIFA.
The three-times African champions who accumulated 582 points, down from the previous 600, dropped to 12th on the continent.
Cote D’Ivoire still top the rankings on the continent, with Algeria, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, Congo Guinea, Congo DR and Egypt, following in that order, ahead of Nigeria.
Belgium top the world rankings for the first time in history, with the Red Devils jumping two places to replace previous leaders Argentina who are now third.
The last FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2015 will be published on December 3 and it can see Belgium take the “Team of the Year’’ title, should it retain its top spot.
The ‘Mover of the Year’ will be awarded to the team which has gained the most points in 2015.
However, with various matches and qualifiers due to take place over the coming weeks, the positions are still all to play for.
A total of 172 international ‘A’ matches have been taken into account in the November edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
Below is a summary of significant changes in the rankings:
Leader —– Belgium (up 2)
Moves into top ten —– Austria (10th, up 1)
Moves out of top ten —— Wales (15th, down 7)
Matches played in total —— 172
Most matches played —— Ethiopia (5 matches)
Biggest move by points —— Turkey (up 224 points)
Biggest move by ranks —— Chad (up 39 ranks)
Biggest drop by points ——- Wales (down 163 points)
Biggest drop by ranks ——- Sudan (down 44 ranks)