Super Eagles yesterday dropped by one spot to 41st position in the new ranking formula adopted by World football governing body, FIFA.
In the ranking table published on FIFA website, Nigeria garnered 613 points in August, placing it sixth on the continental stage behind Senegal, Congo DR, Ghana, Morocco and Cameroon.
On the global scene, France climbed to the summit of a much-changed FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in the first edition of the global ladder since the new ranking formula took effect.
France, up from its 6th position provide the headline news, as they have reclaimed pole position for the first time in over 16 years, returning to a spot they last held in May 2002.
Just three points, however, separate Les Bleus from Russia 2018 semi-finalists Belgium (2nd, up 1), while World Cup runners-up Croatia now 4th, up from 16th, have equaled their record Ranking position, last reached in June 2013.
Other big movers include Uruguay (5th, up 9), England (6th, up 6), Sweden (13th, up 11), and World Cup hosts Russia (49th, up 21).