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Reggae Girls make big jump in FIFA rankings

Assistant coach of the senior Reggae Girlz Andrew Price has described Jamaica's rise in the FIFA  women's rankings as a major achievement. The Reggae Girlz have achieved their highest FIFA ever after moving 11 places up to number 53 in the world. They have also moved from number six to five in CONCACAF and they are now the highest ranked team from the Caribbean.

The USA, Canada and Mexico are the top three in CONCACAF while Costa Rica is fourth. Panama was the biggest mover as they hopped 12 places up to number 54 in the world and up to sixth in CONCACAF. The top ten ranked women's teams in the world  are the United States, Germany, France, England, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden and Brazil.

The draw for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will be conducted on Saturday in Paris at 12 noon Jamaica time.  The Jamaican delegation at the draw is headed by JFF president Michael Ricketts. The team also includes head coach of the national senior team Hue Menzies and team manager Jean Nelson.

Former Reggae Girl Tashana Vincent has also been specially invited by the world governing body to watch the draw and promote the Women's World Cup under their recently unveiled initiative the FIFA Women's World Cup Women's Legends Programme.



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