USA take record lead in FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking

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The post-World Cup FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking sees USA extend their lead to 121 points over Germany, in what is the largest gap in the ranking’s history.

World Cup runners-up the Netherlands are the biggest movers within the top 10, jumping five to a best-ever position of third.

Sweden’s bronze medal resulted in a move up three places to sixth, the first time in over two years that they have been that high.

England dropped two places to fifth, Canada and Australia fell a similar way to seventh and eighth respectively.

North Korea climbed two places to ninth, Japan fell four places to eleventh.

Scotland are down two to 22nd, Wales up one to 32nd and overtaking Republic of Ireland who went down two to 33rd, while Northern Ireland remain in 59th spot.

Further down the table, the Philippines (67th, up 7) and India (57th, up 6) are the biggest climbers thanks to their positive performances in Olympic qualifiers.

The number of teams increasing from 155 to an all-time record of 158, with no teams needing to be removed due to prolonged inactivity.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 27 September 2019.