Nigeria’s Super Falcons are ranked no 1 in Africa and 39th in the world according to the latest FIFA ranking released by FIFA on Thursday. The Super Falcons are current African Champions. They also made it to the round of 16 at the world cup, their first in 20 years, since they lost to Brazil courtesy of a golden goal by Sisi in 1999.
There were also movements for other African teams. Cameroon are ranked second in Africa and 49th in the world, this is due to a round of 16 performance at the 2019 world cup in France and also an outstanding performance at the Olympics qualifiers where they qualified to the round of 16. South Africa are ranked third in Africa. They were not successful at the last world cup and failed to make it to the last round of Olympic qualifiers.
Ecuador, Senegal, Guyana, Burkina Faso, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Grenada, Curacao were not ranked due to inactivity over a long period of time.
USA remain the No 1 team in the world followed by Germany and the Netherlands. Kenya made a big move to 133rd in the world following a shocking victory over Ghana in the Olympic qualifiers. Congo DR were also rewarded following a home win against Cameroon as they moved 10 places up to 108th in the world. Belgium are now 17th on the table, Chile 36th, Papua New Guinea 46th, Panama 53rd, up three places, and Fiji 65th, up three places too, reaching new highs.
Brazil moved to the top ten to and are now ranked 9th. England are placed 6th, and Canada, 8th. USA return to the peak after a shock exit from the first position but returned with victories over Canada, Brazil and England in friendlies