Super Eagles dropped one spot for February, according to rankings released by FIFA on Thursday, February 18.
Eagles Nigeria’s senior national team coached by Gernot Rohr begins 2021 as the 36th best football playing country in the world.
In the rankings Eagles accrued a total of 1474 points to remain as the fifth-best team on the continent behind Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
The world football governing body said African Nations Championship (Chan) was taken into consideration in the rankings.
Morocco who won the championship moved two places up, while runners-up Mali climbed three places up.
Belgium top the world rankings with 1780 points while France (2nd), Brazil (3rd) and England (4th) retain their respective rankings.