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Copper Queens scale FIFA rankings

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BENEDICT TEMBO

The Copper Queens have made gigantic strides on the FIFA Coca Cola Rankings, rising to 77th in the world.

The World Cup bound Copper Queens have jumped from 88th to 77th in their their upward trajectory.

Their Group C opponents at the Australia/New Zealand FIFA World Cup Spain, Japan, and Costa Rica seventh, 11th and 36th respectively on the global charts.

The Copper Queens have become a prominent feature in the women’s game having participated at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where they were the only African team.

Nigeria are still the highest ranked African team in 42nd position in the world while South Africa are in 54th position with Cameroon in 56th.

Ghana are ranked 59th while Ivory Coast are in the 64th position with Equatorial Guinea ranked 71st while Morocco is 73rd.

Tunisia is just one slot above Zambia in 76th position.

Zambia is one of only four African countries that will be at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The full African contingent comprises South Africa, Morocco, Nigeria and Zambia.

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