By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Zambia’s women national team were the highest movers on March 2020, latest FIFA/Coca-Cola’s Rankings released by Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Copper Queens qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics football event at the expense of the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon over two (2) legs (albeit on away goal after 4-4 aggregate scoreline) snow balled the Zambian side from 106th position to their current 100th position on the rankings.
The rise of the Zambian side meant that they emerged as the most improved women National team in the past two (2) months going by the rankings.
Super Falcons of Nigeria (38th from 39th), Bayana Bayana of South Africa (53rd from 55th) also made progress on the latest rankings.
The top ten (10) women’s national teams in the world remains the same. France replaced Netherlands in the third position.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 26 June 2020.
Leader USA (unchanged)
Moved into top ten Korea DPR (10th, up 1)
Moved out of top ten Japan (11th, down 1)
Matches played in total 106
Most matches played Mexico (9)
Biggest move by points Zambia (plus 31)
Biggest move by ranks Zambia (100th, up 6)
Biggest drop by points Panama (minus 36)
Biggest drop by ranks Panama (60th, down 7)
Newly ranked teams Armenia, Gambia (first entry), Senegal, Tunisia
Teams no longer ranked due to prolonged inactivity None
AFRICA’S TOP 12
1. Nigeria (38) +1
2. Cameroon (51) -2
3. South Africa (53) +2
4. Ghana (60) 0
5. Cote divoire (63) 0
6. Equatorial Guinea (71) 0
7. Tunisia (78) 0
8. Morocco (81) 0
9. Mali (83) -1
10. Algeria (85) -1
11. Senegal (87) 0
12. Zambia (100) +6
WORLD’S TOP 10
10. North Korea
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