Friday 25 June 2021, 08:08

USA widen gap, France on the podium

  • USA extend lead at top of standings

  • France regain podium place from Netherlands

  • Georgia and Tunisia on the rise

In the two months since the last FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking was published, only about a third of its teams (56 of 167) have been in action, all being non-competition matches. In spite of this, there are still some notable changes in the June 2021 edition of the Ranking, including on the podium.

France (3rd) regain the third spot that the Netherlands (4th) wrested from them a few weeks ago. The Leeuwinnen had mixed results in the period, losing 1-0 to Italy (14th) but also routing Norway (13th) 7-0, whereas France enjoyed a 1-0 win over Germany, who continue to occupy second place behind leaders USA.

Beaten by Les Bleues and then held scoreless by Chile (37th), Germany nonetheless lost ground on the frontrunners. 124.20 points now separate the top two teams, the largest such gap ever seen.

For their part, Japan (10th) returned to the top 10 following wins over Ukraine (31st), and Mexico (28th) twice. Korea DPR (11th) were the team making way as they slipped out of the top 10.

Further down the standings, Tunisia (77th) jumped two places courtesy of a pair of victories over Jordan (63rd), who fall four places. Georgia (123rd) went one better by ascending three places after a win (3-2) and a draw (0-0) against Azerbaijan (78th), who were 49 rungs above them before their meetings.

While no team managed a new, all-time high this month in terms of ranking placement, several did achieve new highs in terms of points: Spain (12th, 1935.87 pts), Slovenia (49th, 1492.86 pts), Jamaica (51st, 1468.81 pts), and Bosnia and Herzegovina (58th, 1416.85 pts).

The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking will be published on 20 August 2021.

LeaderUSA (unchanged)
Moves into top 10Japan
Moves out of top 10Korea DPR
Matches played in total51
Most matches playedJapan, Nigeria, United States (3 each)
Biggest move by pointsTunisia (+ 19.09 points)
Biggest move by ranksGeorgia (+ 3 places)
Biggest drop by pointsJordan (- 19.09 points)
Biggest drop by ranksJordan, Latvia (- 4 places)
Newly ranked teamsnone
Teams that are no longer rankednone