However, due to some recent developments in Peru, who qualified via their own play-off victory, over New Zealand, the Italians may be provided with an unexpected route back to Russian Federation and be presented with an opportunity to draw level with Brazil on five World Cup victories.
It is a rather peculiar scenario further up the table as 10 teams in the top 32 of the rankings have failed to make it to the FIFA World Cup 2018 to be held in Russian Federation.
However, despite beating Argentina 4-2 in a high-grade global friendly earlier this month, they are now eighth on the continent.
Meanwhile, Senegal replaces Tunisia as Africa's highest ranked country at number 23 and 27 respectively.
The Eagles also dropped to eighth position in the African rankings.
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Nigeria occupied the 41st position in the last ranking.
According to the ranking, the top five teams in Africa are: Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Congo DR, Morrocco. They also dropped in the African Ranking from 5th to 8th.
They declined from 66th spot in August to 80th in September following their losses to Cape Verde Islands, but were back inside the top 74 teams in the world in October.
What that means is that playing friendlies has a negative effect on a nation's ranking, as they're worth just one point in terms of match importance, compared to 2.5 points for a qualifier or four points for a World Cup match. Ghana (51) and Ivory Coast (61) complete the top 10 on the continent.
Spain moved up to sixth, Poland are now seventh.