England rise up to fifth in FIFA Women's World Rankings

Friday 10 Jul 2015
England returned home from Canada with bronze medals
England’s record-breaking performance at the Women’s World Cup has been reflected in a rise up to fifth in the FIFA World Rankings.

The Lionesses finished third at the tournament in Canada following last weekend’s victory over Germany in the third-place game.

England players celebrate after defeating Germany

England celebrate their victory over Germany last weekend

And Mark Sampson’s displays have been recognised in the latest rankings, moving up to their highest-ever placing.

World Cup winners USA top the list following their impressive 5-2 win over Japan in Sunday’s final, a result which sees former champions Japan move down to fourth.

Previous leaders Germany drop down to second in the rankings, while quarter-finalists France are in fourth spot.

The FIFA World Rankings Top Ten

2 Germany
3 France
4 Japan
5 England
6 Brazil
7 Sweden
8 Korea DPR (North)
9 Australia
10 Norway
By FA Staff