December 10 – The USA Women remain at the top of the FIFA rankings, a position they have held since 2017. Followed by Sweden and Germany.
FIFA’s latest Women’s World Ranking is based on more than 300 international players who have competed in the past four months as European qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup begin and AFC and CAF organize qualifying for the tournaments. their senior female.
FIFA emphasizes that although the top three ranked countries have not changed, there is considerable flexibility below them.
“France (4, +1) moved up one place to fourth, leapfrogging the Netherlands (5, -1), who paid the price for recent results against the Czech Republic and Japan. Spain (9th, +1) also climbed a notch up the ladder to move up to an all-time high of ninth, while Switzerland (17th, +3) was the biggest mover in the Top 20 , up three steps to 17order,” said FIFA.
“The most impressive results will be found further down the Leaderboard. No one has earned more points this time around than Lebanon (140th, +5), who rose 5 places to 140th thanks to the distance they covered beating the United Arab Emirates and Guam. . In terms of position, Montenegro (85, +13) outperformed everyone, up 13 places to reach 85th, thanks in small part to victories in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ”
176 of FIFA’s 211 member countries participated in enough activity in the women’s national team match to qualify. Laos, Egypt, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Benin, Liberia, Niger and South Sudan are all new entries in the world rankings.
To see the full standings, click here.
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