FIFA/Coca-Cola Women‘s World Ranking: US take record lead, France regain third

USA take record lead in World Ranking
The USA’s most recent match was a 2-0 friendly win over Nigeria. (Photo: Bob Daemmrich via Imago)

The latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women‘s World Ranking sees USA go further clear at the top then ever before, while France take back third spot from the Netherlands.

The Dutch had mixed results in the period, losing 1-0 to Italy (14th) but also routing Norway (13th) 7-0, whereas France enjoyed a 1-0 win over second-ranked Germany.

Beaten by Les Bleues and then held scoreless by Chile (37th), Germany nonetheless lost ground on the frontrunners. 124.20 points now separate the top two teams, the largest such gap ever seen.

For their part, Japan (10th) returned to the Top 10 following wins over Ukraine (31st), and Mexico (28th) twice. North Korea (11th) were the team making way as they slipped out of the Top 10.

England stay sixth, Scotland remain 23rd, Republic of Ireland (33rd) climb above Wales (34th), while Northern Ireland are still 48th.

Further down the standings, Tunisia (77th) jumped two places courtesy of a pair of victories over Jordan (63rd), who fall four places. Georgia (123rd) went one better by ascending three places after a win (3-2) and a draw (0-0) against Azerbaijan (78th), who were 49 rungs above them before their meetings.

While no team managed a new, all-time high this month in terms of ranking placement, several did achieve new highs in terms of points: Spain (12th, 1935.87 pts), Slovenia (49th, 1492.86 pts), Jamaica (51st, 1468.81 pts), and Bosnia and Herzegovina (58th, 1416.85 pts).

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The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 20 August 2021.

Leader    USA (unchanged)
Moves into top 10    Japan
Moves out of top 10    North Korea
Matches played in total    51
Most matches played    Japan, Nigeria, United States (3 each)
Biggest move by points    Tunisia (+ 19.09 points)
Biggest move by ranks    Georgia (+ 3 places)
Biggest drop by points    Jordan (- 19.09 points)
Biggest drop by ranks    Jordan, Latvia (- 4 places)
Newly ranked teams    none
Teams that are no longer ranked    none

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