The Super Eagles of Nigeria slipped one place in the latest raking released by FIFA on August 16.
The-three time African Champions dropped from 48 in July to 49.
Nigeria participated in its sixth World Cup tournament in Russia 2018 and failed to make it pass group stage.
Africa’s top ranked team, Tunisia, slipped three places down to 24.
Russia 2018 World Cup champions, France, sits atop the rank having moved six places after their triumph in the tournament.
Third-placed Belgium is second, followed by 2014 World Cup hosts, Brazil.
Runner-up, Croatia is ranked fourth; Uruguay is fifth and England is sixth.
Africa’s other World Cup countries: Morocco, dropped five places to 46. Egypt had the worst fall as it lost dropped down 20 places to the current 65th place, losing out of a top ten place in the continent.
Senegal is the best performed World Cup team in the August ranking, climbing three places to 24.
Nigeria has never done better than the 38th position in the men category of FIFA ranking since creation of the ranking system in 1993.
FIFA TOP TEN RANKED NATIONS (AFRICA MEN) – AUGUST 2018