The Super Eagles of Nigeria will enter the New Year as the 51st best footballing country, according to the latest ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.
The Nigerians also dropped to 9th in Africa.
Germany, Brazil and Portugal retained the top three places in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday.
There was little movement in the FIFA charts with Argentina and Belgium completing the top five and 2018 World Cup hosts Russia placed 64th.
FIFA rankings as of December 22