For women’s national teams in football, FIFA created the Women’s World Ranking system. The first rankings were released on July 16, 2003, marking the beginning of the FIFA Women’s World Rankings for soccer.
They make try to compare the current competitiveness of women’s national teams that compete internationally. All teams should be rated according to their performance in team matches for this FIFA ranking criterion, with the more successful teams being placed at the top.
According to the August 2022 update, there are 185 national teams on the list. Only 4 times each year is the FIFA Women’s World Rankings released. Standings are typically made public in March, June, September, or December.
The United States top of the list with 2087.48 points. Sweden is on the 2nd spot in the women’s world rankings with 2066.3 points. The 3rd spot grabs by Germany with the 2064.75 points.
FIFA Women’s World Rankings
|24||Republic Of Ireland||1739.46|
|50||Papua New Guinea||1512.43|
|63||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1392.46|
|75||Trinidad and Tobago||1318.11|
Source: Official FIFA Website (fifa.com)
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Leading Teams in Ranking List
The only two sides to hold the top two spots in the women’s standings so far are the U.s. & Germany. In addition, they have occupied the top two positions in every release with the exception of six, when Germany was rated third place Norway, Brazil, England, and Sweden have been ranked 2nd position during this time.
From March 2008 until December 2014, the USA held the record for the longest continuous duration at the top of the rankings, over 7 years. The United States had held the top spot as of January 2022 for a total of 14 years, Germany for 4.5 years, and the two countries had shared it for 3 months.
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