US women stay top, Starlets drop in FIFA rankings


US women stay top, Starlets drop in FIFA rankings
Harambee Stars players celebrate scoring against Tanzania during their 2018 CECAFA Women Championships in Rwanda on July 21, 2018. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Saddam /Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • World champions the United States women’s soccer team have held on to the top spot in the latest FIFA rankings released today, while England have moved up to third spot behind Germany.
  • England, coached by former Manchester United defender Phil Neville, secured qualification for the 2019 World Cup after a 3-0 victory over Wales last month. They pushed France down to fourth in the table

World champions the United States women’s soccer team have held on to the top spot in the latest FIFA rankings released today, while England have moved up to third spot behind Germany.

England, coached by former Manchester United defender Phil Neville, secured qualification for next year’s World Cup in France after a 3-0 victory over Wales last month. They pushed France down to fourth in the table.

Kenya’s Harambee Starlets slid six positions down into 129th while neighbours Uganda and Tanzania dropped by four and seven positions into 135 and 15 respectively.

Australia climbed two spots to sixth on the back of victories over Brazil and Japan in the Tournament of Nations in the United States.

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