Portugal has not played since losing 1-0 to the world champions United States and 3-3 to Nigeria in Houston, and has remained in the same position, one spot behind its highest rating (29th). The major change in today’s new rankings is Sweden’s ascent to second position in a table still dominated by the United States, despite the Americans’ disappointment at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After losing 1-0 in the semi-finals against Canada, the two-time world champions had to ‘consolate’ themselves with the bronze medal (third place).
The Canadians would go on to win the Olympics, moving up to sixth position in the FIFA rankings, while Sweden climbed to second place by defeating the finalist and silver medalists (1-1, 3-2 on penalties). As Sweden advanced, Germany fell to third place after failing to qualify for the Games. The Netherlands are still in fourth place, having been defeated by the Americans in the quarter-finals (2-2, 4-2 on penalties) in Tokyo. France has fallen to fifth place, while Brazil has remained in seventh place. Still in the top ten, England fell two spots to eighth, South Korea to ninth, and Spain to tenth place. On December 10th, FIFA will announce the next women’s football ranking.