Female Warriors not so Mighty

Zimbabwe’s senior women’s soccer team continues its slide down the FIFA/Coca Cola world rankings.

According to the rankings table the world football governing body released from Zurich, the Mighty Warriors is now placed a lowly 101st out of 133 national women’s teams.

Ranked 13th in the continent, the team had a forgettable spell in September, losing heavily to Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania in a series of international matches.

The rankings would come as a blow for the team as it prepares for the preliminary round qualifiers of the African Women’s soccer Champions, set to kick off in January.

Zimbabwe’s highest ranking was 85th in June 2009. It reached its lowest position, 118th, in August last year.

Meanwhile, there were marginal changes at the top of the rankings. The United States maintained its position as the best-ranked team followed by Germany, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, England France, Korea, Canada and Australia in the top ten.

At position 27, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are the highest-ranked African team.

FIFA said a total of 93 matches have been taken into account for this edition of the women’s world ranking, a third of which were qualifying matches for next year’s Olympic Games in London and UEFA Women’s EURO 2013 in Sweden. The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 23 December 2011.

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