As the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup comes to its end, the nine-time African Women’s Cup of Nations champions have been rewarded for their remarkable performances at the Mundial tournament held in Australia and New Zealand.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been ranked the 10th best team at the just concluded most prestigious women’s football tournament, with Spain edging past England with a lone-goal victory in the final to win the competition for the first time.
The Randy Waldrum’s Super Falcons were unbeaten and claimed a second-place position in Group B alongside the hosts, Australia, the 2022 Olympic Gold Medalists, Canada and the European debutants, the Republic of Ireland, who were eliminated by the Three Lionesses of England in the rounds of 16, losing out 4-2 on penalties.
The West African side not only finished the competition as the highest-ranked African team but also ranked ahead of two-time champions Germany and Brazil.
The top ten ranking is led by winners Spain, followed by England, Sweden, Australia, Japan, France, Netherlands, Colombia, USA, and Nigeria.