FIFA Women’s World Cup: The Super Falcons of Nigeria have moved up to number 10 in recent Women’s World Cup rankings.
The Super Falcons have deservedly placed among the top 10 teams in the recently released Women’s World Cup rankings after their Superb performance.
Spain’s win in the Women’s World Cup marked a historic milestone, as they become the second nation in history to land both the Men’s and FIFA Women’s World Cups.
FIFA meticulously ranked the participating teams based on their performance immediately after the tournament concluded.
Teams that were previously eliminated at the same stage of the competition were evaluated based on the circumstances of their elimination.
The Super Falcons, achieved an astonishing feat by securing the 10th spot on this prestigious list.
Being in the FIFA Women’s World Cup list stands out prominently, as the Super Falcons outperformed other better ranked teams. They were ranked higher than football giants Germany, Brazil, Portugal, and Italy.
The Super Falcons proudly stand ahead of fellow African participants, which made them the highest-ranked team from the continent.
This is so because, their journey in the FIFA Women’s World Cup was a commendable one, in the famed ‘group of death’.
Their Women’s World Cup campaign started with a goalless draw against the formidable Canadian team, the Olympic Champions.
The Super Falcons also recorded another goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland.
But regardless of that, the Super Falcons’ resilience and tenacity shone through in the round of 16 and they proved to be a formidable opponent for the Lionesses on their path to the final.
They managed to hold the reigning European champions to a goalless draw after 120 minutes of intense football. They eventually fell in the penalty shootout.
Though Super Falcons and the USA exited in the round of 16, the Nigeria side secured their ranking due to their goal difference and their performance in the penalty shootout against England.