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The United States continues to rise in the Women’s World rankings; Changes to the top three; There are 185 teams listed in the rankings.

July 2022 was a busy month for women’s football, with five major matches taking place around the world. In addition to UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, continental competitions were held in Africa, South America, North America and Oceania, all qualifying events for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup™.

As of June 17, 2022, when the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking was last published, no fewer than 221 matches have been played, resulting in significant movement in the rankings.

And while the USA (1st, -), recent winners of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, is still the team to watch, the Stars and Stripes have a new fan in the form of Germany (second, and 3). The EURO 2022 qualifying group is led by Sweden (third, minus 1), whose European title ambitions ended at the semi-final stage.

Newly crowned champions of the continent, England (fourth, minus 4) has moved up four places ahead of France (fifth, minus 2). Drops for the Netherlands (6th, minus 2), Canada (seventh, minus 1), and Spain (8th, minus 1) are other important changes in the Top 10 of this edition.

Like the Lionesses, South Africa (54th, 4th) also moved up four places after their triumphant victory at the 2022 CAF Africa Cup of Nations.

In the semi-finals of the tournament, Zambia (80th, and 23rd) is the most improved side of this edition after taking 23 places. Nigeria (46th, minus 7), who surprisingly went going down 1-0 to She-polopolo in the third place match, he registered the biggest drop in points (minus 69.33).

Another improvement in this edition is Jamaica, which reached its highest ranking (42nd, 9th), after their third place in the Concacaf Group. Also enjoying the highest rankings are Iceland (14th, and 3rd), Republic of Ireland (26th, and 1st), Portugal (27th, and 3rd) and Zambia.

Four new groups have entered the rankings since June 2022: Cambodia (120th, -), Turkmenistan (137th, -) Timor-Leste (152nd, -) and Guinea-Bissau (169th, -), giving the emphasis of August 2022 record-breaking 185 FIFA member associations.

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The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 13 October 2022, ahead of the Draw for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ on Saturday 22 October 2022 in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.

Leader USA (unchanged) Moves to 10 No Top 10 No Total Games 221 Most Games Played Biggest in points Zambia down in points Nigeria (minus 69.33) Biggest drop ranked Mexico (minus 10 places) Newly organized teams Cambodia, Turkmenistan, Timor-Leste, Guinea-Bissau Unorganized teams None

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