England Women move up to third in the FIFA World Rankings


England Women’s victory in the SheBelieves Cup saw them move up to third in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.

The Lionesses move up one place which saw Women’s World Cup hosts France drop down to fourth.

England won this year’s SheBelieves Cup after beating both Brazil and Japan as well as drawing with host USA to win their first-ever trophy ahead of this year’s World Cup.

This is the fourth successive ranking in which England and France have exchanged positions behind the leading duo of USA (1st, unchanged) and Germany (2nd, unchanged).

No team moved into or out of the top ten in the last edition of rankings ahead of the World Cup this summer.

As for the other home nations in the rankings, Scotland remain 20th, Wales drop four places to 33rd and Northern Ireland move up two places to 59th.

Canada (5th), Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden and Brazil (10th), make up the rest of the top 10.

Phil Neville’s England are in a group with Scotland (20th), Japan who have moved up one place to 7th, above Euro 2017 champions Netherlands and Argentina who sit 37th after the new rankings.

Jamaica who are 53rd ranked in the world are going to be the lowest ranked side at this summers World Cup after remaining unchanged in the latest rankings revamp.


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