By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria's Super Eagles dropped one step from 38 to 39 in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the month of June, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The ranking published on FIFA's official website also reveals that Nigeria retained their sixth position in Africa from the June edition.
Reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions and the Super Eagles Next 2018 World Cup qualifying foes in August, Cameroon, dropped four places from 32nd to 36th.
Algeria, moved up five places from 53rd to 48th in the world and are eight on the continent.
Zambia, Nigeria's opponents in the World Cup qualifiers as well, also moved up seven places as well, from 99 to 92 in the world.
Egypt are Africa's highest ranked team in the world and number one in Africa despite dropping four places from 20th to 44th.
In the world ranking, Germany returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.
FIFA Confederations Cup runners up Chile dropped three steps to seventh. Brazil are second while Argentina, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Chile Colombia, France and Belgium make up the top ten ranked teams in the world.