The Latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking out 20th June 2014
|11||Korea DPR||1954||-2||MOVED DOWN|
|13||China PR||1873||3||MOVED UP|
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The latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking shows some movement in almost every confederation following qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and for continental championships.
The top three of USA, Germany and Japan are unchanged and there has been only one alteration in the top ten, with Australia rising to ninth at the expense of Korea DPR (11th, down 2). Close on their heels are China PR (13th, up 3), who have reached their best position since 2011, while Denmark (15th, down 2) are still in freefall, having sunk to their lowest position since the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking was introduced.
On the back of their qualification for the Women’s World Cup for the first time, Switzerland have entered the top 20 by climbing from 22nd to 19th, achieving their best-ever ranking in the process.
The results of 154 matches have been taken into account for the current edition of the women’s ranking. Along with Switzerland, Austria (26th, up 3), Côte d’Ivoire (61st, up 7), Bosnia and Herzegovina (71st, up 9) and St Kitts and Nevis (110th, newly ranked) have all climbed to their highest-ever positions.
In addition to St Kitts and Nevis, eight other teams have returned to the ranking after lengthy periods of inactivity: Cuba, Suriname, Puerto Rico, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and Aruba. However, Trinidad and Tobago, Congo DR, Armenia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bhutan are no longer in the list, which brings the total number of ranked teams to 124.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 19 September 2014.
Source courtesy of: FIFA.COM