Swiss Reach New Rankings Peak

The USA are still number one, ahead of Germany, France and then England in fourth.

Iceland matched the margin of Switzerland’s progress by climbing 4 places to 16th, while there were new highs for Costa Rica (29th), Bosnia-Herzegovina (60th), Philippines (72nd), Guyana (82nd), New Caledonia (87th) and Burkina Faso (115th).

Kenya claimed the biggest points haul after qualifying for the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations for the first time when defeating Algeria.

Although Austria remained in their best-ever spot of 25th, they have now seen successive point increases in the last 14 rankings.

Scotland are still 21st, the Republic of Ireland move up 2 to 31st, Wales and Northern Ireland improve their standings to 31st and 61st respectively.

While Bulgaria have re-entered the rankings, one particularly disappointing exclusion due to inactivity is Argentina.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 26 August 2016.

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