Canada ranked 13th on FIFA list

Canada’s women’s national team is the 13th ranked country on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking. Canada remains the second-ranked country within CONCACAF, behind the world’s number-one ranked USA. Canada improved by three points, but were overtaken and fell from a tie for 11th place to 13th place in the global ranking.

Canada’s women’s national team is the 13th ranked country on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking. Canada remains the second-ranked country within CONCACAF, behind the world’s number-one ranked USA. Canada improved by three points, but were overtaken and fell from a tie for 11th place to 13th place in the global ranking.



The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Rankings looks at each country’s international results from the last four years. The ranking takes into account the result, the importance of the match, the strength of the opponent, the regional strength, the time period, and the number of matches per year.



Since the last ranking on 28 May, Canada played one international friendly match – a 1:1 draw against former FIFA Women’s World Cup and Olympic champion Norway.



There was no movement in the ranking amongst the world’s top-9 countries. There was, however, movement amongst the teams ranked 10-16, with Denmark slipping into 10th place followed by Italy and Australia at 11th, and Canada at 13th. Less than 10 points separate the 10th-13th place teams, so further movement is expected in the next ranking on 19 November.



At the end of May, Japan (5th), Korea DPR (6th) and Australia (11th) all qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. Australia gained 33 points and moved up three places on the world ranking after winning the 2010 AFC Women’s Championship.



Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and presenting sponsor is Teck, is currently preparing for the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. That qualification tournament, which runs 28 October to 8 November, will automatically qualify two teams for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. A third team from CONCACAF could qualify if it defeats the fifth-place team from UEFA in a November playoff.





RANKING

1tUSAt2227

2tGermanyt2151

3tBrazilt2124

4tSwedent2052

5tJapant2034

6tKorea DPRt2005

7tNorwayt1990

8tFrancet1974

9tEnglandt1967

10tDenmarkt1953

11tItalyt1949

11tAustraliat1949

13tCanadat1946

14tChina PRt1911

15tNetherlandst1860

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