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Super Falcons retain 1st position in Africa

FIFA Ranking: Falcons remain 36th in the world and 1st in Africa

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Olympic bound Super Falcons of Nigeria, remain in the 36th position in the FIFA world ranking released Friday (today), but retained number one position in Africa.

The multiple WAFCON winners, made it to the round of 16 at the last World Cup, held in New Zealand and Australia, before bowing out after losing 4-2 on penalties to England,  in a keenly contested battle.

The team has since then moved on to pick one of the tickets to this year’s Olympics in France.  South Africa, who clinched the last AWCON in Morocco, are second in Africa and 51st in the world.

Morocco dropped one step down, but remain third in Africa and 59th in the world, while Olympic bound Zambia, are fourth in Africa and 64th in the world .The Black Queens of Ghana who are 65th in the world, complete the top five in Africa.

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Meanwhile, World Cup winners, Spain, retained the number one position in the world, accumulating 2099.89 points, up from previous 2085.96.

La Roja have new challengers breathing down their necks, namely France (2nd, up 1). Les Bleues overtakes England (3rd, down 1), and in doing so now sit in a lofty spot they have never occupied before. Germany (4th, up 1), meanwhile, move past the United States (5th, down 1), who continue to slide in a downward direction.

Further down, Sweden (6th) and Japan (7th) maintain their positions. Canada (8th, up 1), Brazil (9th, up 1) and Korea DPR (10th, up 1) all gain a spot, thereby easing the Netherlands (11th, down 3) out of the top ten for the first time in seven years.

Other than the Macedonians who emerged biggest climbers, 12 places up, five other national teams hit their highest-ever points totals: Spain, Zambia, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Congo DR. In fact, Zambia (64th, up 1) have two reasons to celebrate, as they have also attained their best-ever placing in a table that is likely to change further in the next few months, with Paris 2024 just around the corner.

 

 

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Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

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