Football
FIFA Rankings Women
FIFA Rankings Women Last update: 13 Oct 22
# Team Pts
1
USA Women
USA Women
2087.48
2
Sweden Women
Sweden Women
2066.30
3
Germany Women
Germany Women
2064.75
4
England Women
England Women
2051.61
5
France Women
France Women
2023.09
6
Spain Women
Spain Women
1997.74
7
Canada Women
Canada Women
1997.31
8
Netherlands Women
Netherlands Women
1994.69
9
Brazil Women
Brazil Women
1989.98
10
Korea DPR Women
Korea DPR Women
1940.00
11
Japan Women
Japan Women
1918.16
12
Norway Women
Norway Women
1910.78
13
Australia Women
Australia Women
1903.10
14
Italy Women
Italy Women
1865.09
15
China Women
China Women
1862.87
16
Iceland Women
Iceland Women
1850.91
17
South Korea Women
South Korea Women
1849.16
18
Denmark Women
Denmark Women
1847.17
19
Austria Women
Austria Women
1793.68
20
Belgium Women
Belgium Women
1791.37
21
Switzerland Women
Switzerland Women
1777.65
22
New Zealand Women
New Zealand Women
1743.72
23
Portugal Women
Portugal Women
1742.25
24
Republic of Ireland Women
Republic of Ireland Women
1739.46
25
Scotland Women
Scotland Women
1727.97
26
Russia Women
Russia Women
1716.57
27
Colombia Women
Colombia Women
1706.46
28
Czech Republic Women
Czech Republic Women
1689.06
29
Argentina Women
Argentina Women
1660.37
30
Finland Women
Finland Women
1655.04
31
Wales Women
Wales Women
1652.67
32
Poland Women
Poland Women
1652.49
33
Ukraine Women
Ukraine Women
1644.97
34
Vietnam Women
Vietnam Women
1643.66
35
Mexico Women
Mexico Women
1623.10
36
Serbia Women
Serbia Women
1622.84
37
Costa Rica Women
Costa Rica Women
1604.91
38
Chile Women
Chile Women
1583.86
39
Romania Women
Romania Women
1581.28
40
Taiwan Women
Taiwan Women
1581.20
41
Thailand Women
Thailand Women
1555.00
42
Slovenia Women
Slovenia Women
1549.26
43
Jamaica Women
Jamaica Women
1544.86
44
Hungary Women
Hungary Women
1543.19
45
Nigeria Women
Nigeria Women
1537.65
46
Slovakia Women
Slovakia Women
1534.03
47
Uzbekistan Women
Uzbekistan Women
1523.83
48
Myanmar Women
Myanmar Women
1517.95
49
Northern Ireland Women
Northern Ireland Women
1516.47
50
Papua New Guinea Women
Papua New Guinea Women
1512.43
51
Paraguay Women
Paraguay Women
1508.56
52
Venezuela Women
Venezuela Women
1494.40
53
Philippines Women
Philippines Women
1483.06
54
South Africa Women
South Africa Women
1462.12
55
Belarus Women
Belarus Women
1447.37
56
Haiti Women
Haiti Women
1445.71
57
Panama Women
Panama Women
1432.87
58
Cameroon Women
Cameroon Women
1417.44
59
Ghana Women
Ghana Women
1416.77
60
Croatia Women
Croatia Women
1410.32
61
India Women
India Women
1405.79
62
Greece Women
Greece Women
1404.05
63
Bosnia-Herzegovina Women
Bosnia-Herzegovina Women
1392.46
65
Jordan Women
Jordan Women
1375.37
66
Uruguay Women
Uruguay Women
1374.14
68
Ecuador Women
Ecuador Women
1370.61
70
Israel Women
Israel Women
1360.76
71
Fiji Women
Fiji Women
1345.58
72
Equatorial Guinea Women
Equatorial Guinea Women
1344.47
73
Albania Women
Albania Women
1342.43
74
Peru Women
Peru Women
1334.47
75
Trinidad & Tobago Women
Trinidad & Tobago Women
1318.11
76
Morocco Women
Morocco Women
1315.57
77
Hong Kong Women
Hong Kong Women
1314.35
78
Tunisia Women
Tunisia Women
1298.60
79
Azerbaijan Women
Azerbaijan Women
1296.27
80
Algeria Women
Algeria Women
1288.27
81
Zambia Women
Zambia Women
1282.50
82
Mali Women
Mali Women
1273.24
83
Guatemala Women
Guatemala Women
1259.69
84
Senegal Women
Senegal Women
1258.35
85
Laos Women
Laos Women
1257.98
86
Bahrain Women
Bahrain Women
1254.12
87
Guyana Women
Guyana Women
1247.77
88
Malta Women
Malta Women
1236.19
89
Malaysia Women
Malaysia Women
1231.94
90
Egypt Women
Egypt Women
1229.98
91
Montenegro Women
Montenegro Women
1224.47
92
Bulgaria Women
Bulgaria Women
1223.98
93
Tonga Women
Tonga Women
1221.48
94
Guam Women
Guam Women
1218.07
95
Cuba Women
Cuba Women
1217.56
96
Estonia Women
Estonia Women
1216.98
97
Indonesia Women
Indonesia Women
1213.69
98
Bolivia Women
Bolivia Women
1213.10
99
Samoa Women
Samoa Women
1212.01
100
Kazakhstan Women
Kazakhstan Women
1205.62
101
Faroe Islands Women
Faroe Islands Women
1204.24
102
Lithuania Women
Lithuania Women
1201.07
103
Nepal Women
Nepal Women
1195.36
104
Puerto Rico Women
Puerto Rico Women
1186.72
105
Solomon Islands Women
Solomon Islands Women
1181.11
107
Tahiti Women
Tahiti Women
1175.09
109
Dominican Republic Women
Dominican Republic Women
1173.44
110
Moldova Women
Moldova Women
1169.45
111
Kosovo Women
Kosovo Women
1165.73
112
Congo Women
Congo Women
1161.46
113
DR Congo Women
DR Congo Women
1159.00
114
UAE Women
UAE Women
1158.26
115
Nicaragua Women
Nicaragua Women
1157.63
116
Luxembourg Women
Luxembourg Women
1150.08
117
El Salvador Women
El Salvador Women
1148.88
118
Honduras Women
Honduras Women
1145.70
119
Latvia Women
Latvia Women
1142.40
120
Cambodia Women
Cambodia Women
1142.14
121
Togo Women
Togo Women
1138.33
122
Vanuatu Women
Vanuatu Women
1132.82
123
Gambia Women
Gambia Women
1124.04
124
Cyprus Women
Cyprus Women
1120.80
126
Ethiopia Women
Ethiopia Women
1117.66
127
Zimbabwe Women
Zimbabwe Women
1115.59
128
Georgia Women
Georgia Women
1113.38
129
Mongolia Women
Mongolia Women
1111.95
130
Palestine Women
Palestine Women
1098.76
131
North Macedonia Women
North Macedonia Women
1096.39
132
St. Kitts & Nevis Women
St. Kitts & Nevis Women
1090.74
133
Suriname Women
Suriname Women
1089.15
134
Singapore Women
Singapore Women
1084.10
135
Gabon Women
Gabon Women
1079.87
136
Republic of Guinea Women
Republic of Guinea Women
1078.56
137
Turkmenistan Women
Turkmenistan Women
1075.41
139
Armenia Women
Armenia Women
1068.19
140
Bangladesh Women
Bangladesh Women
1054.55
141
Burkina Faso Women
Burkina Faso Women
1050.87
142
Lebanon Women
Lebanon Women
1038.39
143
Angola Women
Angola Women
1037.32
144
Tajikistan Women
Tajikistan Women
1033.87
145
American Samoa Women
American Samoa Women
1030.00
146
Benin Women
Benin Women
1020.94
147
Namibia Women
Namibia Women
1011.92
148
Bermuda Women
Bermuda Women
1007.55
149
Kenya Women
Kenya Women
991.78
150
Botswana Women
Botswana Women
984.32
151
Saint Lucia Women
Saint Lucia Women
982.00
152
Tanzania Women
Tanzania Women
980.17
153
Timor Leste Women
Timor Leste Women
973.91
154
Barbados Women
Barbados Women
966.80
155
Sri Lanka Women
Sri Lanka Women
955.21
157
Syria Women
Syria Women
942.82
158
Malawi Women
Malawi Women
941.00
159
Maldives Women
Maldives Women
938.55
160
Pakistan Women
Pakistan Women
928.40
161
Uganda Women
Uganda Women
924.09
162
Dominica Women
Dominica Women
910.74
163
Rwanda Women
Rwanda Women
894.87
164
Liberia Women
Liberia Women
891.31
165
Seychelles Women
Seychelles Women
884.64
166
Niger Women
Niger Women
877.93
168
Grenada Women
Grenada Women
849.17
169
Lesotho Women
Lesotho Women
847.17
170
Belize Women
Belize Women
839.85
171
Guinea Bissau Women
Guinea Bissau Women
835.18
172
Mozambique Women
Mozambique Women
820.17
173
Antigua & Barbuda Women
Antigua & Barbuda Women
804.42
174
Burundi Women
Burundi Women
799.08
175
Eswatini Women
Eswatini Women
798.94
176
US Virgin Islands Women
US Virgin Islands Women
793.07
177
Bhutan Women
Bhutan Women
777.27
179
Andorra Women
Andorra Women
751.46
180
British Virgin Islands Women
British Virgin Islands Women
735.87
181
Aruba Women
Aruba Women
728.86
182
Comoros Women
Comoros Women
724.52
183
Madagascar Women
Madagascar Women
691.00
185
Turks and Caicos Islands Women
Turks and Caicos Islands Women
664.95
186
South Sudan Women
South Sudan Women
649.69
187
Mauritius Women
Mauritius Women
362.92

Latest FIFA Women’s Rankings: Best International Teams in the World

How do you know the teams to keep an eye on when betting on women’s football? If you are to make sensible decisions, then you have to be aware of how different teams perform. For example, is Papua New Guinea worth your money? The FIFA women's world rankings are one resource that provides this information. The list offers the latest evaluation of international women’s teams based on a tested formula. How does FIFA arrive at these rankings, though? If you grasp how Women’s World Rankings work, you can be confident about applying them in your betting choices.

History of FIFA Women’s World Rankings (WWR)

Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the body that governs international football, beach soccer and futsal. The organisation is responsible for overseeing women’s football among its member associations. Women’s football might not be at the same level as their male counterparts, but the game has been growing dramatically. The first international game between two women’s national teams was in 1971, but it wasn’t until 1991 that FIFA held its inaugural tournament - the FIFA Women’s World Championship.

FIFA published the first rankings of the women’s national sides in July 2003 to compare the strengths of active teams. When the governing body began ranking women’s teams, it applied a similar formula as the men’s rankings. So, the results faced the same criticism. Football analysts and fans didn’t believe they accurately reflected a team’s capabilities, leading to revisions of the ranking system. The rankings are calculated based on every international match a team has been in. Coca-Cola sponsors the World Women’s Ranking.

FIFA Women Ranking Leaders

Since world rankings were introduced, only two teams, USA and Germany, have held the number one spot. The US women’s national team is the most dominant in the world and has occupied the No. 1 spot for a total of 14 years, as of the rankings published in June 2022. It currently leads in the latest results. From March 2008 to December 2014, the USA led the rankings for seven consecutive years. Germany has been No. 1 for a combined period of 4.5 years. The longest it held the position was between 2005 and 2007. At some point, the two women’s football teams were both first for three months. Since the initial rankings, Brazil, Norway, Sweden and England have been No. 2 a total of six times.

How Are FIFA Women's World Rankings Calculated?

Learning how the ranking system works gives you an idea of how FIFA assigns value to each team. The formula used to calculate women’s rankings is:

  • R,new = R,old + (actual result - expected result)

Another formula is employed to determine the value of the actual match result. A percentage is awarded to a team depending on how a game turns out. In a win-lose outcome, the percentage is divided according to the goal difference. When teams draw, both receive the same points, but the exact number depends on the goals scored. By design, the rating points that a winning side collects depend on the strength of its opponent.

Winning over a weaker team does not make as big a difference in WWR standing as winning over a stronger opponent does.

The calculation method also includes a match importance factor. An international match does not have the same weight as a friendly. Teams playing on home grounds get 66% of the available points, while away teams collect the remaining 34%. 1300 is the average points that teams earn per the ranking, but the highest ranking teams score more than 2000.

Ranking Schedule - When Are Rankings Published?

The FIFA Women’s World Rankings are available four times annually. FIFA announces the dates when the results will be available in advance. Therefore, the teams, football analysts and bettors know what to watch out for. As of this piece, two editions of the 2022 rankings have been published, on March 25 and June 17. The remaining will be released on August 5 and December 9. The official FIFA website has this information.

Confederation Women’s Rankings

FIFA member associations belong to continental confederations that are subordinate to the global football body. The confederation set up for women's football is the same as in the men’s game. Below are the five main confederations national teams can be part of.

CONMEBOL

The South American Football Confederation is responsible for governing continental football in South America. CONMEBOL runs several national competitions, with Copa América Feminina being the largest tournament in the region. All 10 member associations have women’s national teams. Brazil is the strongest team in the confederation, ranking No. 1 since 2013. Colombia and Argentina have been switching between second and third place. No CONMEBOL national team has ever won the FIFA World Cup, although Brazil has come in second and third.

UEFA

The Union of European Football Associations governs the sport in Europe, Asia, Israel and Eurasian countries. Each of its 55-member associations has a women’s national team. UEFA is the strongest confederation in women’s football. The first 12 teams on the latest UEFA ranking are in the top 20 of the FIFA Women’s ranking as of June 2022. Sweden currently leads both lists. However, Germany has been the most dominant in the confederation. It’s the only UEFA national team to top the women’s world ranking and has two World Cups. Norway has won the World Cup once.

CONCACAF

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football organises national and club competitions for football teams in North and South America. 41 countries and territories are part of CONCACAF. The USA is the most prominent women’s side in the region. It is presently the first in FIFA Women’s World Rankings, a position it has held longer than any other team. The American women’s team ranks higher than the men’s, with four World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals.

CAF

The Confederation of African Football oversees the biggest FIFA continental confederation, with 54 full members and 2 associates. Somalia, although part of FIFA, doesn’t have a women’s team. CAF runs the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which qualifies four teams for the World Cup. Nigeria is the confederation’s strongest national team, ranking No. 1 since 2003. No CAF member association has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

AFC

In Asia and Oceania, the Asian Football Confederation is the sport’s governing body, overseeing 47 member associations. Not all AFC members have women’s teams, though. The AFC Asian Women’s Cup is the biggest national competition in the region, and China has won it nine times. North Korea is the current AFC ranking leader. Australia and Japan have held the position several times.

How Does FIFA World Ranking Affect The Women’s World Cup?

The position of a national team in the women’s rankings determines who it plays in the Women's World Cup group stages. Although it’s not the only factor, FIFA rankings are used when seeding teams. Therefore, whether New Zealand Nzl gets a stronger or weaker team influences its chances.

FAQ on FIFA Women’s World Rankings

Now you know a bit about the women’s football world rankings. The following section explores a few other elements you might be interested in.

What is the Point of FIFA Women's Rankings?

A nation team’s rating points say a few things about it. For one, it provides a tangible assessment of how a particular country is doing in various competitions. You can tell how a team is doing over a specific period by looking at its point score and position. When FIFA established the FIFA women's world rankings, it wanted to give the game equal importance to men’s football. The ranking allows the governing body to make a statistical analysis of the sport.

Are FIFA-Recognised Women’s International Teams the Same as Men’s Football?

Most FIFA member associations have women’s teams. However, not all of them appear in the rankings. Some of the national teams in the men’s rankings don’t have corresponding women’s sides, or do, but are inactive. The AFC is one of the confederations with fewer women’s teams than men’s teams in the rankings. Oman, Brunei and Yemen are examples of FIFA and AFC member associations without women’s sides.

When Does FIFA Update Its Women’s Rankings?

Football’s world governing body publishes the women’s rankings for times in a year. The release dates are announced at the start of the year. In 2022, FIFA published the list on March 25 and June 17, with the remaining rankings coming on August 5 and December 9.

How Often are FIFA Rankings Updated On Oddspedia?

When using Oddspedia to check the women’s world ranking, you can be sure about finding accurate and updated details. As soon as FIFA has published the rankings, they are available on the platform because all information is in real-time.

Where Are England In The Current FIFA World Rankings?

The Lionesses are at No. 8 in the latest world rankings, scoring 1982.05 points. In the previous ranking, England had 1977.78 points, meaning it improved, despite not moving positions.

How Does FIFA Rank Women’s National Teams?

FIFA uses a mathematical formula to calculate the rating points of international women’s teams. When ranking a team, FIFA looks at the difference in WWR between the teams, the match result and the importance of the match. The system also weights where games take place – home, away or on neutral ground. Besides looking at whether a team loses, wins or draws, the method also factors in the goal difference.

Where Can I Find The Current FIFA World Rankings?

The official FIFA website posts the women’s football rankings immediately after they are out. So, expect to find up-to-date results of how international teams fared since the last evaluation.

Who Is the World’s No.1 Ranked Women’s Football Team?

The American women’s football team ranks the highest in the world, according to FIFA. It has held the first position consistently for several years, proving its dominance. The USA also ranks No. 1 in the latest CONCACAF rankings.

Does The No. 1 Ranked Women’s Team Generally Win The World Cup?

Even though the world ranking shows a team’s quality, it doesn’t guarantee success at the World Cup. However, the top team has a few advantages, including how it’s seeded, and bookmakers look at these when offering odds. The No. 1 team is a favourite at sports betting sites.

What FIFA Ranking Does the USA Have?

The US women’s national team holds the first position, according to the list published on June 17, 2022. It has a score of 2104.25, 0.19 more than its previous points. Additionally, it was No. 1 in the last ranking.

Who Is the Lowest Ranked FIFA Women’s Team?

The latest ranking as of this writing, released in June 2022, put Mauritius in last place with 357 points. In the previous ranking, the team had the same points and position.

Do Men’s and Women’s National Teams Have the Same FIFA Ranking?

No, they don’t. The ranking system gauges national teams individually, based on their performances in different matches. Hence, a women’s team from one country doesn’t necessarily rank the same as its male counterparts.

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