Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles, may draw South American giants, Argentina, for the fourth time in the group stage of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The two teams have met three times with the South Americans winning all in 1994, 2002 and 2010 editions of the mundial.
With the FIFA monthly ranking to be released from Zurich on Monday, Nigeria are in to face another hurdle of the South Americans in Russia.
Having accumulated points in the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon and Zambia, Nigeria would retain its place as the fifth best on the continent, while Argentina would be seeded as fifth best team in the world.
With the top six remains unchanged in the FIFA ranking for October, the seeded countries are Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France and host, Russia.
The World Cup finals draw is slated for December 1 in Russia.