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 United States of America stays ahead Germany moves up to Second
United States of America stays ahead, Germany moves up to Second

1 The United States continues to lead the Women’s World Ranking; Changes to the top three; A record 185 teams listed in the rankings.

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2 July 2022 was a busy month for women’s football, with five major tournaments taking place around the world.

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3 In addition to UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, continental championships were held in Africa, South America, North America and Oceania, serving as qualifying events for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

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4 Since June 17, 2022, when the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking was last published, no fewer than 221 matches have been played, generating considerable movement up the rankings.

5 And while the USA (1st, -), recent winners of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, remain the team to catch, the Stars and Stripes have a new challenger in the form of Germany (2nd, plus 3).

6 The EURO 2022 runners-up overtake Sweden (third, minus 1), whose own European title ambitions came to an end in the semi-finals.

7 Newly crowned continental champions, England (4th, plus 4) moved up four places ahead of France (5th, minus 2).

8 The relegations of the Netherlands (6th, minus 2), Canada (7th, minus 1) and Spain (8th, minus 1) are the other significant changes in the Top 10 of this edition.

9 Like the Lionesses, South Africa (54th, plus 4) also moved up four places thanks to their 2022 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title.

10 Semi-finalists in that tournament, Zambia (80th, plus 23) are the team that has improved the most in this edition after ascending 23 positions.

11 Nigeria (46th, minus 7), which surprisingly lost 1-0 to She-polopolo in the match for third place, recorded the biggest decline in terms of points (minus 69.33).

12 Another notable improvement in this edition is Jamaica, who achieved their highest placement (42, plus 9), after their third place in the Concacaf Championship.

13 Also enjoying record highs are Iceland (14 plus 3), the Republic of Ireland (26 plus 1), Portugal (27 plus 3) and Zambia.

14 Four new teams have joined the Ranking since June 2022: Cambodia (120, -), Turkmenistan (137, -) Timor-Leste (152, -) and Guinea-Bissau (169, -), giving the August edition of 2022 a record – breaking 185 FIFA member associations.

15 Click HERE (https://fifa.fans/3QhktOi) to see the full standings.

16 The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 13 October 2022, ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Draw on Saturday 22 October 2022 in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.

17 Leader USA (no change) Moves into top 10 None Moves out of top 10 None Total games played 221 Most games played England, Philippines, Senegal (9 each) Most movement by points Zambia (plus 89.78) Most movement by ranks Zambia (23+ places) Biggest Drop by Points Nigeria (minus 69.33)Biggest Drop by Ranks Mexico (10+ places)Newly Qualified Teams Cambodia, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Guinea-BissauTeams No Longer Qualified None

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