FIFA released the latest world rankings Friday and the dual World Cup-Olympic holders, United States maintained the top spot over European champion Germany. The U.S. recently defeated Germany, France, and England to win the inaugural SheBelieves Cup. France and England are 3rd and 4th respectively in the new rankings with England having reached a new team best. Also achieving a new best was Australia who comes in at No. 5 after going undefeated through Asian Olympic qualifying.
The disappointments of Asian qualifying were Japan who did not make it to the Olympic Games this summer. As a result the World Cup runners-up and 2012 Olympic silver medalists slipped to No. 7. Canada is going to Rio and are also Algarve Cup champions for the first time. The run of results moved Canada back into the Top 10 on the number. Norway fell out of the Top 10 to No. 11.
In all 136 teams were ranked. Teams that have been inactive for more than 18 months were not ranked.
The Top 10 + Olympic qualifiers (pts), +/-
1. United States (2,174) —
2. Germany (2,117) —
3. France (2,068) —
4. England (2,033) +1
5. Australia (2,014) +4
6. Sweden (1,995) +2
7. Japan (1,983 -3
8. Brazil (1.975) -1
9. North Korea (1,952) -3
10. Canada (1,938) +1
12. China (1,918) +5
16. New Zealand (1,848) —
24. Colombia (1,747) +1
54. South Africa (1,431) +2
95. Zimbabwe (1,200) +3
See the full rankings here.
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