Super Eagles have dropped by one spot in the FIFA World ranking for the month of October to now place as world 35th.
In the ranking table from the world football governing body, FIFA Nigeria garnered 1,481 points as against 1482 recorded in September.
However, in spite of the drop, Nigeria still occupy the third spot in Africa behind Senegal and Tunisia who are placed 20th and 29th with 1,546 and 1,495 points, respectively.
IN BOXING; Anthony Joshua is sparring with Albon Pervizaj ahead of his eagerly-anticipated rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr.
Joshua is eager to be in the best possible shape for his clash against Ruiz, which takes place in Saudi Arabia on December 7.
The British professional boxer is eager to respond after his defeat to Ruiz in the initial clash against Ruiz in June.
Pervizaj is one of several sparring partners that Joshua is going to bring in as he prepares for the rematch.