The Nigerian female football team, Super Falcons have climbed to the 38th position in the latest FIFA women’s world rankings released on the FIFA official website on Friday.
The Super Falcons retained their position as Africa’s number one team after amassing a total of 1,599 points and moving just one spot upwards from their previous 39th position on the 155-team ranking.
This ranking is coming barely three months ahead of the Women’s FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to hold in France from June 7 to July 7.
The current position of the Super Falcons was due to their third-place finish at a four-nation invitational tournament in China and an impressive run in a 12-nation tourney in Cyprus.
The reigning African champions ended the competition on a positive note with two wins and two defeats after beating Slovakia 4-3 and trouncing Thailand 3-0 to finish on the seventh position.
Nigeria was followed on the rankings by Cameroon who maintained their 46th position with a total of 1,499 points, while South Africa dropped one spot to the 49th position with 1,485 points to finish third on the continent.
The United States remain number one in the world after amassing a total of 2,101 points, followed by Germany with 2,072 points.
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The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will hold from June 7 to July 7, with France up against the Korea Republic in the opening match at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
The Super Falcons will open their account in France against Norway at the Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims on June 8, before matches against the Korea Republic in Grenoble on June 12 and host France in Rennes on June 17.