RECAP: Black Queens drop to third on the African rankings, USA regain their crown

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Even though the Blacks Queens did not qualify for the recently concluded 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, they maintained their place in the global FIFA rankings released by the world governing body.  

 

However, they have now been displaced in the African rankings, allowing the impressive Cameroon take over second spot on the continent.

 

The Super Falcons are in the 29th position with a total of 1659 points in the latest FIFA rankings and remained the number one in Africa while the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon overtook Ghana in second spot rising up 10 places to 43rd with 1542 points.

 

 

The Black Queens of Ghana are the third best African team in 52nd place with 1456 points in the FIFA ranking and Equatorial Guinea remain fourth and 55th in the world while South Africa moved a place up to 59th  in fifth spot.

 

 

Cote d’Ivoire remain 67th , Gabon recorded the highest move as they went up 20 places to 118th, while Lesotho suffered the heaviest decline; tumbling 11 spots to 142nd in World.

 

From their victory at the just ended FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, the United States of America have regained the top position in the FIFA/ Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, demoting the Germans to second place by some margin.  The two heavyweights in women’s football went head to head in the semi-finals in Montreal, with the Americans prevailing to secure the top spot.

 

The Quarter-finalists France, retain a slight advantage in third place over Japan; despite them making it to the final. The leading pack now has a new challenger in the shape of England, who have attained their highest ever position, after reaching the semi-finals and defeating Germany in the match for third place.  

 

In the top ten, Sweden have moved down the pecking order to seventh, while World Cup hosts Canada have dropped out of the top ten altogether after just two wins in five games; falling three places to 11th.

 

Nonetheless, six teams from the bottom of the FIFA rankings namely Indonesia, Congo, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Gabon and Kenya have re-entered the ranking after a long spell out which means that 141 teams are currently ranked the highest total, since December 2007.

 

The next FIFA ranking for women will be published on 19th December, 2015.

Nana Akua
Nana Akua is Ladies March Ghanaian Correspondent. She's the second child of a Christian family of nine and got hooked on football at the age of 10. Interestingly, she played football in her junior high school team at age of 12. '' I stopped playing due to some myth my dad told me''. Hahaha She's a football reporter for Heritage and a Sports producer for a Ghana-based TV station. Nana is still studying at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. and is an avid Blogger. Arsenal fanatic, Accra Hearts of Oak stalker and Prison Ladies supporter, Nana loves sports to a fault basically because, ''I earn a living through writing and talking!! Radio, TV and newspaper'' Great!
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