Previously ranked 38th in the world, the Super Eagles and are now occupying the 39th position in the world, and down to sixth in Africa from the fourth position they occupied the previous month.
The South Africans on their part moved one step up from 65th to 64th spot in the world.
Meanwhile, the Eagles’ next opponent in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Cameroon, also dropped four spots down and are now 36th in the world and fifth on the continent, despite featuring at the Confederations Cup.
It cannot be far fetched to say that the drop in the rankings is coming following a dismal 2-0 defeat to South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Having failed to qualify for the 2017 Afcon staged in Gabon, they are now in real danger of missing out on a spot in the 2019 edition billed for Cameroon and are down to 39th in the rankings.
Even at this fall, the Super Eagles remain sixth in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo DR, Tunisia and Cameroon respectively.
Meanwhile, Germany have returned to the top of the pile for the first time in exactly two years following their Confederation Cup triumph with Brazil and Argentina sitting in second and third place respectively.
Andorra were the biggest movers in regards to points – up 177 – and are the biggest movers in terms of rankings – up 57.
They joined the likes of Peru, Northern Island, Congo DR, Curacao, Mauritania, Poland and Iceland in registering their highest positions to date.
The next FIFA ratings will be released on August 10.
Latest CAF ranking
3. Congo DR
7. Burkina Faso
10. Cote d’Ivoire
..Credits – Goal.com, THE NATION