United States extends FIFA rankings lead with World Cup win
ZURICH (AP) — The United States has extended its lead in the FIFA rankings by retaining the World Cup.
The American women’s fourth world title built a record points lead over No. 2 Germany, which lost in the quarterfinals against Sweden.
England was fourth at the World Cup yet drops out of the top 4 rankings to No. 5, edging third-placed Sweden which rises three to No. 6.
With qualifying games for the 2020 Olympics also played in the past month, there are a record 158 national teams ranked. That leaves 53 FIFA member federations without an active team in the rankings.