US Women’s National Team ranks lowest in FIFA after World Cup failure. Sweden has surpassed the United States atop FIFA’s women’s rankings for the first time in over six years.
The United States, who have been ranked No. 1 since June 2017 and have won consecutive World Cups in 2015 and 2019, fell out of the top two for the first time since FIFA began compiling rankings in 2003.
The United States Women’s National Team had their worst performance at a World Cup after being eliminated by Sweden in the round of 16.
After winning their first World Cup last weekend, Spain climbed from sixth to second in the latest rankings released on Friday, while runners-up England and quarterfinalists France remained fourth and fifth, respectively.
After defeating tournament co-hosts Australia for the bronze medal, Sweden joined Germany as the only other team to have topped the rankings.
Despite finishing fourth at the World Cup, Australia fell one spot to eleventh, while Japan (eighth) returned to the top 10 after reaching the quarterfinals. New Zealand is ranked 26th after exiting the group stage.
Germany fell four spots to sixth, and Olympic champions Canada fell three spots to tenth after failing to advance to the quarterfinals.
World Cup rookies Morocco advanced the most, climbing 14 positions to 58th.