Falcons drop to 38th in FIFA ranking
Nigeriaâ€™s senior women national team have dropped nine places to 38th in the latest Fifa world ranking released on Friday after failing to secure an Olympics ticket.
In July, the reigning African champions were adjudged the 29th best women football playing team in the world, despite crashing out of the preliminary rounds of the 2015 Fifa Womenâ€™s World Cup in Canada.
Falcons continued their downward trend at the 2015 All African Games where they failed to get a medal.
Winners of the All African Games women football event, Ghana are 52nd in the world, while Cameroon moved two steps down to the 45th position with Cote dâ€™Ivoire placed 52 having moved five places up.
Overall, the top five places remained unchanged with reigning world champions USA, Germany, France, Japan and England retaining their places, while Korea DPR (6th, up 2), Brazil (7th, down 1), Sweden (8th, down 1), Australia (9th, unmoved) and Norway (10th, unmoved).
The next Fifa ranking for women will be published on 18 December 2015.
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