The Super Falcons of Nigeria dropped seven places from 39th to 46th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, Completesports reports.
The latest ranking was published on FIFA’s Women’s World Cup verified Twitter handle on Friday.
Despite dropping in the ranking, the Falcons remain number one in Africa.
The team’s drop may not be unconnected to their poor outing at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) where they finished fourth.
New WAFCON champions Banyana Banyana of South Africa moved up from 58th spot to 54th and are now second on the continent.
Hosts and runners-up at the last WAFCON Morocco climbed to 76th while bronze medalist Zambia now occupy 80th.
New European champions Three Lionesses of England climb four places to number four in the world.
Germany, who lost to England in the European Championship final, climbed three spots to number two.
Reigning world champions United States of America maintained their number one spot.
By James Agberebi