Copper Queens Make History As Zambia’s Women’s National Team Achieves Highest-Ever FIFA Ranking of 69th
The Zambia Women’s National Team, affectionately known as the Copper Queens, has reached a remarkable milestone in their journey as they climbed eight positions to secure the 69th spot in the latest FIFA World Rankings. This significant advancement comes as a result of their impressive performance at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where they secured their first-ever victory on the global stage.
The Copper Queens’ historic win over Costa Rica during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup propelled them to their highest-ever FIFA ranking. This accomplishment not only demonstrates their dedication and talent but also reflects the rapid progress that women’s football in Zambia has been making.
Their remarkable journey up the FIFA rankings is a testament to the hard work, determination, and commitment of the players, coaching staff, and everyone involved with the Copper Queens. The team’s ability to achieve such a high ranking is a source of immense pride for the entire nation and a symbol of the growing prominence of women’s football in Zambia.
In the African continent, the Copper Queens stand proudly as the seventh-ranked team. Their accomplishments have placed them in the company of strong footballing nations, including Ivory Coast, Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, South Africa, and the leaders of the pack, Nigeria. This ranking showcases their competitive spirit and highlights their potential to make even greater strides in the future.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking update is scheduled to be published on December 15, 2023. As the Copper Queens continue their journey and aim to achieve even greater heights, their historic achievement will serve as inspiration for future generations of women footballers in Zambia and beyond.