Jamaica’s Women Advance to Historic High in Soccer Ranking

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz, the toast of South Florida’s Caribbean American community on their way to the women’s World Cup last year in France, have advanced to their highest ever ranking by FIFA, soccer’s governing body.

Jamaica late last month moved up one place to 50, the best ranking by a Caribbean nation and the Girlz' best FIFA ranking.

The United States remains the highest ranked nation in the world, followed by Germany and France. The Netherlands and Sweden round out the top five.

Haiti (64th), Trinidad and Tobago (72nd) and Cuba (88th) were the only other Caribbean nations to be ranked in FIFA’s top 100. The next ranking is expected in late June.