Bhutan Acheives A Remarkable Leap In The FIFA/ Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking
Team Bhutan records the highest jump in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking with a plus 7 and a staggering record with the biggest move in points with 64.59 in the latest edition of FIFA/ Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking.
In a stunning turn of events, Bhutan has made an extraordinary surge in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking. Bhutan ranked 178 in the last updates of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, but as per their latest update, Bhutan is ranked 171 between Saudi Arabia and Belize.
“It’s a great achievement for Bhutan, the Bhutan Football Federation, and for women’s football in the country. This result is not just a great achievement for the country; it also shows the level of dedication and hard work shown by the women’s national team. The hike in rank will motivate all the individuals involved in the team and the development of women’s football in the country as a whole,” said Ugen Wangchhuk, General Secretary of the Bhutan Football Federation.
Although Bhutan’s junior teams who played in the SAFF Championship couldn’t bring a positive result from the SAFF Championship, the Bhutan Senior National Team did a pretty good job after participating in the Asian qualifiers for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024, hosted in Uzbekistan. Bhutan lost against the host in the opening match of the qualifiers but bounced back strong, defeating Jordan and Timor-Leste. However, Bhutan’s Women’s National Team couldn’t qualify for the next round of participation in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Paris in 2024 because of the points. Meanwhile, the U20 Women’s National Team also participated in the U20 Asian Cup Qualifiers held in Jordan, where the future stars of women’s football in the country showed their discipline and quality by fighting till the end and winning a game against Mongolia.
“I am very ecstatic about the new ranking. Recently, with the launch of the Women’s Strategic Plan, one of the metrics was to improve the ranking by 5 positions, but 7 positions is a major plus, so I am simply proud of our dragon girls, the coaches, and the team involved in this. Further, it highlights the importance of playing international matches,” said Pema Choden Tshering, the Head of Women’s Department.
Till date, Bhutan’s highest rank was 113 in the year 2015, while its lowest was 209.