Super Falcons Is Africa’s Top Placed Team As U.S. Retain Global Lead

Nigeria have moved two locations up the FIFA Girls’s rankings, following their first ‘Round of 16’ look on the FIFA Girls’s World Cup in 20 years.

The rankings had been launched on FIFA’s web site on Friday.

The African champions are actually ranked within the 36th place with 1,643 factors, however they continue to be the continent’s high positioned staff.

The Information Company of Nigeria reviews that the exploits of the U.S. on the match see them retain their high spot because the world’s greatest.

Jill Ellis’ staff strengthened their maintain after defeating 4 fellow top-six nations within the course of to increase their result in 121 factors over Germany who’re second.

The world champions amassed 2,180 factors towards 2,059 by the German facet, who misplaced to Sweden within the quarter-finals.

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This has turn into the most important hole within the rating’s historical past.

The Netherlands, who had been runners-up on the World Cup in France, moved 5 locations as much as the third place and are the most important movers inside the Prime 10.

After their Cinderella run to the ultimate in what was solely their second ever participation on this planet finals, the Dutch’s third place rating is the nation’s best-ever place.

For the African groups, Cameroon who, alongside Nigeria, reached the Spherical of 16, rose 5 locations up with 1,552 factors within the 41st place to turn into Africa’s second greatest staff.

Debutants South Africa retain their 49th spot on this planet and are third on the continent’s listing.

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Additionally, Gabon returned to the rating for the primary time since August 2016, positioned 124th, after their spectacular away win over Congo within the 2020 Olympics qualifiers.

Sweden’s bronze-medal end at France 2019 sees them make the second-highest transfer inside the high 10.

They moved from the ninth to sixth place and return to the highest six for the primary time in over two years.

The rating itself reached a brand new milestone with the variety of groups rising from 155 to 158.

This implies no staff wanted to be eliminated attributable to extended inactivity, which is an all-time file.

The following FIFA/Coca-Cola Girls’s World Rating might be revealed on September 27.

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Updated: July 12, 2019 — 2:07 pm