JOHANNESBURG (AFP) Football governing body FIFA on Monday indicated its ultimatum for Nigeria to reverse its decision to ban the national football team from international matches following its poor showing at the World Cup stood. FIFA announced on Friday it had given Nigeria until 1600 GMT with FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot saying a letter had been sent to the Nigerian Football Federation on setting the deadline to reverse the decision or face the suspension of the Nigerian federation. We have no further information at this stage. The deadline is until 6 pm, a FIFA spokesman said. We have to wait until the deadline, which is at 6 p.m. (1600GMT) If there is no indication or if the suspension is confirmed, well confirm certainly by a media release, the spokesman said. Traditional African powerhouse Nigeria finished bottom of their group in South Africa with just one point from three matches. Last week, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said he would meet the Nigerian executive member representing Nigeria at FIFA to discuss the decision. Nigeria went too far and Nigeria will be suspended if they dont change their position in the next 48 hours, Valcke told South Africas independent Talk Radio 702. You cant allow a government to say all national teams cant play anymore in any international tournaments. He said the decision to suspend Nigeria would be in line with the governing bodys efforts to retain the independence of football from political interference.