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Malta women gain points but drop two places in FIFA Women’s Ranking

The Malta women’s national team has dropped two places into 95th in the latest FIFA Women’s Ranking, published on Thursday.

Despite dropping from the 93rd position, Malta – Pot 5 – did manage to gain 0.89 points after holding Pot 3 side Bosnia-Herzegovina to a draw and beating Pot 4 team Azerbaijan in the current 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifications.

Nonetheless, Mark Gatt’s side paid the price for losing to Pot 6 side Montenegro and to Bosnia-Herzegovina in the recent November international window.

Montenegro, who are one of the best performers in Malta’s qualification group as they sit third on 9 points, lifted themselves from 98th to 85th thanks to their victories against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Azerbaijan and Malta.

On the other hand, Bosnia-Herzegovina’s poor results in these qualifications has seen them drop from 58th into 69th.

Malta’s other opponents in their Women’s World Cup qualification group are Azerbaijan – who remained 83rd, Russia – who dropped down one place into 25th and Denmark who remained 14th in the world.

The next FIFA Women’s World Ranking will be published on 25 March, 2022.

Meanwhile, Malta should resume its international commitments with the second edition of the Visit Malta Tournament in February before hosting Denmark and Russia during the April international window.

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