HomeSportSoccerMighty Warriors drop in world rankings

Mighty Warriors drop in world rankings

-

The national women’s soccer team has dropped one place down the Fifa/Coca-Cola women’s world rankings despite their recent two-legged victory over Botswana in the Caf African Women’s Championships first round qualifiers.

According to rankings released by Fifa yesterday, the Mighty Warriors dropped from position 11 to 12 on the continental rankings.

They, however, moved one place up the ladder in the world rankings from position 103 to 102.

The Mighty Warriors beat Botswana 1-0 in Gaborone before finishing the neighbours 2-1 in the Women’s Championships two months ago.

Surprisingly, those two results did not do much to move the team upwards. In fact, it is Botswana who moved in the positive direction. They moved from position 23 to 22.

Mighty Warriors opposition in the Caf African Women’s Championships second round qualifiers Nigeria has maintained their top spot in the African rankings with Ghana close by.

The biggest move in terms of ranks and points, however, belongs to Cameroon, who seem to have benefited from a decision by Caf to award them a retrospective victory over Equatorial Guinea for the games played in April last year.

The Indomitable Lionesses moved from fourth position to third, dislodging Equatorial Guinea (fifth) in the process. South Africa moved from fifth to fourth while Ivory Coast maintained its their position.
The North African crew of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt complete the top ten of the continent’s best women’s national football teams.

There were no major changes on the world stage with the US still leading the way at the top but second-placed Germany have reduced the gap from five points to just three.

World champions Japan sit comfortably in third place. They have slightly stretched their lead over Brazil, who have not been in action in the last three months.

France are still in sixth place, but they have covered up more than half of the points that separated them from Sweden.

Fifa says a total of 111 matches have been played since the last edition of the Fifa/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, in addition to a whole host of qualifying matches for continental competitions and the 2012 Olympics in London.

The matches contributed to rankings.

Recent Posts

Stories you will enjoy

Recommended reading