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Latest FIFA rankings largely unchanged at top

Germany coach Silvia Neid.(Getty Images)

Germany coach Silvia Neid. (Getty Images)

FIFA’s latest women’s world rankings are largely unchanged at the top. A new rankings list was released on Friday and it did not see any team move into or out of the top 10.

Germany maintained its top ranking in the world, established in December after nearly seven years of the United States sitting on top. The U.S. closed some ground by way of Germany’s third-place finish at the Algarve Cup, which the U.S. won. Germany lost eight points in the standings; the United States maintained its points.

The top six is unchanged, with Brazil moving into seventh in the world. Canada and Korea DPR are now tied on points for eighth, with Australia rounding out the top 10.

[MORE: Neid says Germany’s 2011 World Cup failure part of sport’s progress]

Uzbekistan jumped a head-turning 89 spots to No. 43 because of previously being unranked. Uzbekistan is one of six newly ranked teams, joined by Iran, United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Lebanon, Dominica. Lebanon and U.A.E. join the ranks after participating in the Aphrodite Cup Cyprus in early March, right after the Cyprus Cup. Greece beat the host nation in the final of that tournament.

Indonesia is the only team to fall out of the rankings.


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