According to FIFA’s most recent women’s ranking, Nigeria’s Super Falcons have risen eight places from 40th to 32nd in the globe.
The eleven-time African champions remained the continent’s top female national side, according to the world football regulatory body’s list.
The Falcons’ amazing rise in the latest standings is partly due to the team’s outstanding performance at the recently finished 2023 Women’s World Cup.
After a tie against Canada in their first game, a win against co-hosts Australia in their second match, and a draw against the Republic of Ireland, the Nigerian squad advanced to the second round of the competition with five points.
In their second round action-packed match, the Falcons dragged European champions and eventual finalist England to a penalty shootout, which they lost 4-2.
Despite Spain lifting the World Cup trophy in Australia, it is Sweden that claimed the top spot in the latest FIFA rankings, with the La Roja making it to the second spot from fourth.
The Scandinavians dethroned the USA who are now third down from second.