Canada falls to No. 7 in FIFA girls’s rankings, England transfer as much as fourth

Canada dropped one place to No. 7 whereas newly topped European champion England jumped 4 locations to No. 4 within the new FIFA girls’s world rankings.

The U.S., recent from its 1-0 CONCACAF W Championship win over the Canadian girls on July 18, remained atop the rankings. European runner-up Germany climbed three locations to No. 2 with European semifinalist Sweden falling one rung to No. 3.

France dropped behind England, slipping two locations to No. 5. The Dutch have been No. 6, down two spots.

Spain, down one place, was No. 8 after Olympic champion Canada. Brazil and North Korea, each unchanged, stuffed out the remainder of the highest 10.

The Canadian girls have by no means gone larger than No. 4 within the rankings. Canada first made it to No. 4 after successful bronze on the 2016 Rio Olympics, shifting up six spots within the wake of beating host Brazil 2-1 within the third-place match.

The Canadians fell to No. 5 in March 2017, returning to No. 4 that June. Canada bounced between No. 4 and 5 till it fell to No. 7 in June 2019 and No. 8 in December 2019.

Bev Priestman’s group climbed again to No. 6 in Aug. 21 after its gold medal efficiency on the Tokyo Olympics.

July noticed 5 main girls’s tournaments happen throughout the globe. Along with Euro 2022, there was the CONCACAF W Championship with continental competitions in Africa, South America, and Oceania additionally serving as World Cup qualifiers.

Some 221 matches have been performed for the reason that final girls’s rankings have been issued June 17.

Jamaica, within the wake of its third-place end on the CONCACAF W Championship in Mexico, achieved an all-time excessive by leaping 9 spots to No. 42. Mexico, which did not attain the CONCACAF semifinals, fell the farthest within the rankings — dropping 10 locations to No. 36.

Like England’s Lionesses, South Africa moved up 4 locations to No. 53 after its CAF Girls’s Africa Cup of Nations win.

African semifinalist Zambia was the large mover of the month, vaulting 23 locations to No. 80. Others reaching new heights included Iceland (No. 14, up three), Eire (No. 26, up one), Portugal (No. 27, up three) and Zambia.

The following girls’s rankings can be printed Oct. 13, forward of the Oct. 22 draw for the 2023 Girls’s World Cup.

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