The Super Eagles of Nigeria have slipped nine places in the latest ranking of World Football governing body, FIFA.
The West African team slipped despite thrashing Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly in Krasnodar and playing a 1-1 draw against Algeria in their last World qualifying match away.
Prior to the fall, the Super Eagles had climbed three places consecutively for two months in September and October to occupy the fifth position in Africa.
Their points were largely reduced due to the 1-1 draw against Algeria in the World Cup qualifier while the Friendly against Argentina was uncompetitive.
However, there were no changes in the top five with Germany, Brazil, Poland, Argentina, and Belgium occupying the top spot.
Spain jumped two places up to six, while England dropped to 15th.
In Africa, Senegal experienced the reverse against Nigeria as they moved nine places up and are now followed by Tunisia and Egypt.