Lionesses slip to sixth in FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking

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Sweden take fifth place from England in FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

The top four in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking remains the same with leaders USA well clear of Germany but England lose fifth place to Sweden.

Australia and Brazil move up a position each to seventh and ninth respectively, the Brazilians having lost a top ten place in September for the first time in their history. Canada are down to eighth and North Korea fall out of the top ten.

Scotland stay 22nd, Republic of Ireland are level with Vietnam in 32nd, Wales down one to 34 and Northern Ireland still 56th.

Six countries achieved highest ever positions, with Belgium (17th, up 1), Chile (36th, up 1), Papua New Guinea (46th, up 1), Slovenia (50th, up 3), Panama (53rd, up 3) and Fiji (65th, up 3).

Biggest movers were Kenya (133rd, up 10) and Congo DR (108th, up 10) with shock Olmypic qualifying wins over Ghana and Cameroon respectively.

St Kitts and Nevis’s (127th, up 7) had the largest points gain of 65 from a stunning away victory in Trinidad & Tobago to reach the final stage of CONCACAF’s Tokyo 2020 preliminaries.

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