USWNT nonetheless No.1, Lionesses 4th in rankings


The United States stored their No.1 spot on the high of the most recent ladies’s FIFA rankings revealed on Friday, whereas newly topped European champions England rose to fourth place.

The rankings come after a busy month for girls’s soccer by which continental championships for Africa, North America, South America and Oceania befell alongside the European Championship as a part of qualifying for the 2023 Girls’s World Cup.

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The U.S. gained their ninth CONCACAF W Championship title in July to stay in first place, a spot they’ve occupied since 2017.

England’s Euros win on residence soil pushed them up 4 spots from eighth, whereas runners-up Germany leapfrogged dropping semifinalists Sweden into second.

England and the U.S. are set to face one another in a conflict between the European and world champions at Wembley on Oct. 7.

South Africa moved as much as 54th off the again of their first Africa Cup of Nations title, whereas Zambia, who reached the event’s semifinals, had been essentially the most improved facet within the rankings, rising 23 locations to eightieth.

Copa America Femenina winners Brazil remained in ninth place.

Joint World Cup hosts Australia and New Zealand had been twelfth and twenty second respectively.

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