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Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

Falcons drop in latest FIFA ranking — despite AFCON win

Banyana Banaya receive their runners-up medals following their defeat to Nigeria in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations final in Accra, Ghana on 1 December 2018.

Scotland, ranked 20th, have qualified for their first World Cup and are in Pot 3 with China, Italy, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand.

Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire occupy fourth and fifth place in Africa respectively.

But Ghana lost three spots to place 68th in the world, while Cote d'Ivoire gained one stop to end the year on 70th spot.

In the world ranking, the US remain number one and they are followed closely by Germany, France, England, and Canada in the top five.

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Debutants South Africa will play in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain.

The top ten countries in the world are; U.S. (1), Germany (2), France (3), England (4), Canada (5), Australia (6), Netherlands (7), Japan (8), Sweden (9) and Brazil (10).

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking will be made public in March 29, 2019.

There were no goals during regulation time as both teams matched each other strength for strength all through 120 minutes.

France, as host country, is automatically placed into position A1 in Pot 1, and no group is allowed to contain more than one team from each confederation.

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