Canadian women ranked 11th in the world

Canada’s women’s national team is the 11th ranked country on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Rankings. Canada dropped one place on the newest ranking released this 28 May. Canada, whose title partner is Winners and whose presenting partner is Teck, remains the second-ranked team within CONCACAF behind the world’s number-one ranked nation, USA.

Canada’s women’s national team is the 11th ranked country on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Rankings. Canada dropped one place on the newest ranking released this 28 May. Canada, whose title partner is Winners and whose presenting partner is Teck, remains the second-ranked team within CONCACAF behind the world’s number-one ranked nation, USA.



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.



Canada switched places with China PR, to whom Canada lost 0:2 on 24 April. Canada lost four points on the ranking and trails China PR by just two points. Canada is tied with Denmark at 1,943 points. Norway, who Canada faces this 2 June, moved up from 7th to 6th place.



Canada is currently preparing for the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, the competition that will qualify two or three teams from the region to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. Canada has qualified for each of the past four FIFA Women’s World Cups. The 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup will take place this October or November, with dates and venues yet to be announced.





FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking

1 USA 2,233

2 Germany 2,151

3 Brazil 2,124

4 Sweden 2,066

5 Japan 2,043

6 Norway 1,995

7 Korea DPR 1,994

8 France 1,973

9 England 1,971

10 China PR 1,945

11 Canada 1,943

11 Denmark 1,943

13 Italy 1,929

14 Australia 1,916

15 Russia 1,854

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