Nigeria drop to 35th position in Fifa ranking

The Super Eagles saw their fortunes tumble after their hectic campaign in June saw them win two, lose two and draw one of their matches

The descent of the Super Eagles on the Fifa ranking continued as the team dropped four spots to finish in 35th place in the new listing released on Thursday.

Nigeria had a hectic June playing two 2014 World Cup qualifiers before heading to Brazil to play in the Fifa Confederations Cup.

Stephen Keshi’s side won two of their five matches last month, losing two with one draw.

The Super Eagles beat Kenya 1-0 in Nairobi and drew 1-1 with Namibia in Windhoek. They won 6-1 against Tahiti before losing 1-2 and 0-3 to Uruguay and Spain respectively.

The team finished in 31st spot in the previous ranking released in June.

Cote D’Ivoire continue to be the top ranked African side staying in the 13th position while Ghana dropped three spots to 24th and Mali dropped five spots to 28th to remain the second and third ranked African sides.

Algeria overtook Nigeria for fourth place in Africa as they climbed one place to finish in 34th position with the African champions being the fifth ranked side from the continent.

Despite losing the Confederations Cup final 0-3 to Brazil, Spain maintained their hold on the top spot as the Selecao climbed up 13 spots to finish in ninth position following their heroic run to the title on home soil.