The Super Eagles dropped by one spot in to 36th in the world in the January Rankings released by the FIFA on Thursday.
According to the rankings, Nigeria’s men’s national team didn’t improve on the 1474 points they had in the month of December.
The ranking which is the first in 2021 saw Nigeria retaining its fifth spot on the continent behind Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco respectively.
In the standings, Morocco moved up two spots to 33rd, Mali climbed three places to 54th in the world while Guinea (72nd) and Congo (90th) improved their positions by one spot.
Other teams that gained places in the latest rankings include include Costa Rica (50th,+1) who are back in the Top 50 after an absence of several months, Cape Verde (80th, +1) and Oman (81st, +1).
There are also Benin (82nd, +1), Azerbaijan (108th, +1), Estonia (108th, +1), Thailand (110th, +1), Guinea-Bissau (119th, +1), Tajikistan (120th, +1) and Guatemala (130th, +1).
Those teams aside, no other country has enhanced its position since December, and the Top 32 places in the standings remain unchanged since the end of 2020.
Belgium, France, Brazil, England and Portugal continue to occupy the top three spots.