Matildas jump three spots in world rankings
The Matildas' have jumped three places to No.12 in the Official FIFA Women’s World Rankings, following their outstanding performances at the 2007 FIFA Women’s Cup in China.
The Matildas' have jumped three places to No.12 in the Official FIFA Women-s World Rankings, following their outstanding performances at the 2007 FIFA Women-s Cup in China.
The ranking is the highest ever by the team since the rankings commenced back in 2003.
Australia won one match against Ghana (4-0), before drawing 1-1 with Norway (now ranked no.5) and 2-2 with Canada (no.9) in the group stages to advance 2nd in its group. It met Brazil in the quarter finals and lost narrowly 3-2 to the eventual beaten finalists.
The Matildas are now the third highest-ranked Asian team, behind DPR Korea (no.6) and Japan (no.11). China slipped two spots and is now behind Australia at no.13.
Germany climbed back to no.1 in the world after claiming back-to-back world cup wins, with its 2-0 win over Brazil in the final. Brazil was the biggest mover in the rankings, rising from 8th to 3rd, with Sweden and Norway slipping a spot respectively to be 4 and 5.
England climbed into the top ten for the first time at no.10 after making it through to the quarter finals, where lost to the USA. The US lost top spot and is now no2.