USWNT’s World Cup triumph secures biggest ever FIFA rankings lead

first_img USWNT invited to bipartisan meeting with female U.S. senators Megan Rapinoe victim of possible hate crime, according to NYPD Related News The United States has opened up the biggest gap at the top of the women’s FIFA rankings in history following its World Cup triumph.Jill Ellis’ side won its second consecutive title Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon.center_img The Americans remain in first place in the international standings but now boast a record gap of 121 points over second-place Germany, which lost to Sweden in the [email protected] take big lead atop the latest #[email protected] & @svenskfotboll make big movesFull ranking & info — FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 12, 2019Runner-up the Netherlands is up five places to third, its best ever position, while bronze medalist Sweden climbs three places to sixth. France stays fourth, with England, beaten by the U.S. in the semifinals and then Sweden in the third-place match, slips two places to fifth.The biggest movers are the Philippines (67th place, up seven) and India (57th place, up six), who are rewarded for strong showings in qualifying for next year’s Olympic Games.The list now comprises 158 teams, up from 155, which is also an all-time record.last_img read more