Super Falcons Move Eight Spot Up, Now 32nd In FIFA Rankings

Super Falcons of Nigeria has moved up from 40th to 32nd in the latest FIFA women’s world ranking released on Friday.

Published on FIFA’s official website, the nine-time African champions were one of the outstanding teams at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Randy Waldrum-Falcons were the lowest-ranked team in their group that had Australia, Olympic champions Canada and the debutant Republic of Ireland, but the Nigerian senior women’s team finished second behind Australia and reached the round of 16 with five points.

Unfortunately, they could not go beyond the first knockout stage, after losing 4-2 on penalties to an England side who had a player sent off.

After their impressive performance, the Falcons were ranked 10th best team of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Africa’s three other representatives, South Africa, Morocco and Zambia also moved up in the latest ranking.

African women’s champions South Africa climbed nine places to 45th, Morocco jumped 14 places to 58th while Zambia moved to 69th.

Meanwhile Sweden, who finished third, sit first in the rankings for the first time ever, dethroning the USA who dropped to third, while Spain who won the 2023 World Cup are placed second. England are fourth while France and Germany occupy the fifth and sixth positions.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola women’s world ranking will be published on December 15 2023.

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