Nigeria on Friday climbed to the 38th position in the latest FIFA women’s world rankings released on the FIFA official website.
The Super Falcons maintained their position as number one in Africa after amassing a total of 1,599 points and moving just one spot upwards from their previous 39th position on the 155 team rankings.
NAN reports that the ranking is coming barely three months to the Women’s FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to hold in France from June 7 to July 7.
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.
Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Senegal, and Congo occupy the 51st, 70th, 79th, 84th, 85th, 88th and 100th positions, respectively, on the rankings to complete the top 10 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.
England and 2019 World Cup hosts France swapped positions as the Lionesses with 2,049 points moved one step up the rankings into the third position, while Les Blues with 2,043 points dropped to the 4th position.
Canada and Australia maintained their fifth and sixth positions, while Japan and Netherlands swapped places to finish seventh and eighth, respectively.
Sweden and Brazil maintained their positions to round up the top 10 teams in the world.
The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will hold from June 7 to July 7, with France up against Korea Republic in the opening match at the Parc des Princes in Paris.