Morocco Keep Writing History
From the FIFA Men’s World Cup to the Women’s World Cup, Morocco keep making history.
Morocco’s women’s national team made history at the recently concluded ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup, the country’s first World Cup appearance, by reaching the round of 16.
This historical achievement has earned them another record in the latest FIFA/Coca Cola Women’s World Ranking.
The Atlas Lionesses are the biggest climbers in the latest rankings released on Friday, August 25. They climbed from 72nd to 58th in the global ranking, moving 14 places, and from 7th to 4th on the African continent.
Morocco made history in the just-ended World Cup by qualifying for the last 16, after beating Colombia and knocking out Germany.
Equatorial Guinea suffered the biggest drop in rank, dropping nine places in the global ranking (79th, down 9).
Sweden sit at the top of the pile for the first time ever despite finishing 3rd in the World Cup. They dethroned the USA (3rd, down 2), whom they squeezed past in the round of 16 before ultimately being edged out in the semis and then recovering to overcome joint hosts Australia in the match for third place.
World champions Spain are 2nd after moving four places up. They could have even clinched pole position had they not missed out on the 35 points at stake in their heavy 4-0 defeat to Japan in their final group-stage game.