Canada WNT gains points, but drops a place on world ranking

Canada has gained 11 points in the most recent FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, however it has slipped back one place to ninth overall on the global list. Canada had the second-biggest gain of all top-10 nations, but it was not enough to pace Korea DPR who had the advantage of three wins in Asian Olympic Qualifying.

Canada has gained 11 points in the most recent FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, however it has slipped back one place to ninth overall on the global list. Canada had the second-biggest gain of all top-10 nations, but it was not enough to pace Korea DPR who had the advantage of three wins in Asian Olympic Qualifying.



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. The ranking comes out four times a year.



Korea DPR made the biggest jump of all but one of the 132 ranked women’s programs, jumping into eighth place with a gain of 40 points. 40-point gain. and pushing Canada back to ninth. Australia made the second-biggest jump amongst Asian nations (10 points) while China PR made the biggest drop (39 points).



Inside the top-10 nations, there was no movement amongst the top-seven nations with USA, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, England and France holding on to their positions. Korea DPR, Canada and Australia round out the top-10.



FIFA/COCA-COLA WOMEN’S WORLD RANKING

1 USA 2151

2 Germany 2146

3 Brazil 2121

4 Japan 2106

5 Sweden 2085

6 England 1985

7 France 1982

8 Korea DPR 1967

9 Canada 1964

10 Australia 1956


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