World ranking of national women's soccer teams (as of June 22nd, 2018)

FIFA World ranking of women's soccer national teams 2018 This statistic depicts the ranking of the women's national soccer teams as of June 22nd, 2018. The U.S. national team is currently ranked first with a score of 2,114.
Women’s soccer - additional information

Soccer, officially known as association football, is considered to be the most popular sport in the world among both men and women. According to the “Big Count,” a large scale survey conducted by the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), there are around 265 million soccer players in the world, over 20 million of which are women.

Although sports similar to soccer are believed to have originated in ancient times, the rules of the present-day version were first drawn-up in 1848, at Cambridge University, England. The first recorded games played by women in Scotland and England took place in the late 1890s. Historically, women’s traditional roles in society at the turn of the last century, as well as their impractical clothes, were incompatible with the requirements of soccer. Nevertheless, the sport flourished and in the 1920s there were already around 150 women’s teams in England alone. In the early 1930s, women’s soccer leagues were established in France and Italy, while other countries, such as Germany, Norway, and Sweden followed suit in the 1940s. In the United States, the first women's soccer league was the Craig Club Girls Soccer League, established in the 1950s, but the sport did not gain universal appeal until some two decades later, when it became a popular varsity sport.

The United States women's national soccer team, which played its first game in 1985, is currently considered the best women’s soccer team in the world. They have won a total of three FIFA Women's World Cups, the last time in Canada in 2015, four Olympic women's gold medals, and ten Algarve Cups. According to FIFA, the world’s best men’s national soccer team, as of 2015, is Argentina.
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Score
USA2,114
Germany2,049
France2,032
England2,026
Canada2,009
Japan1,988
Brazil1,985
Australia1,979
Netherlands1,977
Korea DPR1,955
Sweden1,941
Spain1,911
Denmark1,903
Norway1,887
Korea Republic1,881
Italy1,870
China PR1,867
Switzerland1,861
Iceland1,823
New Zealand1,810
Scotland1,801
Austria1,794
Belgium1,773
Ukraine1,731
Mexico1,724
Colombia1,722
Russia1,702
Thailand1,684
Wales1,679
Finland1,678
Republic of Ireland1,664
Czech Republic1,648
Costa Rica1,645
Portugal1,644
Argentina1,633
Poland1,629
Vietnam1,623
Nigeria1,607
Chile1,594
Romania1,567
Uzbekistan1,557
Chinese Taipei1,553
Serbia1,545
Myanmar1,539
Hungary1,537
Ghana1,503
Slovakia1,503
Cameroon1,494
Paraguay1,494
Trinidad and Tobago1,473
Score
USA2,114
Germany2,049
France2,032
England2,026
Canada2,009
Japan1,988
Brazil1,985
Australia1,979
Netherlands1,977
Korea DPR1,955
Sweden1,941
Spain1,911
Denmark1,903
Norway1,887
Korea Republic1,881
Italy1,870
China PR1,867
Switzerland1,861
Iceland1,823
New Zealand1,810
Scotland1,801
Austria1,794
Belgium1,773
Ukraine1,731
Mexico1,724
Colombia1,722
Russia1,702
Thailand1,684
Wales1,679
Finland1,678
Republic of Ireland1,664
Czech Republic1,648
Costa Rica1,645
Portugal1,644
Argentina1,633
Poland1,629
Vietnam1,623
Nigeria1,607
Chile1,594
Romania1,567
Uzbekistan1,557
Chinese Taipei1,553
Serbia1,545
Myanmar1,539
Hungary1,537
Ghana1,503
Slovakia1,503
Cameroon1,494
Paraguay1,494
Trinidad and Tobago1,473
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This statistic depicts the ranking of the women's national soccer teams as of June 22nd, 2018. The U.S. national team is currently ranked first with a score of 2,114.
Women’s soccer - additional information

Soccer, officially known as association football, is considered to be the most popular sport in the world among both men and women. According to the “Big Count,” a large scale survey conducted by the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), there are around 265 million soccer players in the world, over 20 million of which are women.

Although sports similar to soccer are believed to have originated in ancient times, the rules of the present-day version were first drawn-up in 1848, at Cambridge University, England. The first recorded games played by women in Scotland and England took place in the late 1890s. Historically, women’s traditional roles in society at the turn of the last century, as well as their impractical clothes, were incompatible with the requirements of soccer. Nevertheless, the sport flourished and in the 1920s there were already around 150 women’s teams in England alone. In the early 1930s, women’s soccer leagues were established in France and Italy, while other countries, such as Germany, Norway, and Sweden followed suit in the 1940s. In the United States, the first women's soccer league was the Craig Club Girls Soccer League, established in the 1950s, but the sport did not gain universal appeal until some two decades later, when it became a popular varsity sport.

The United States women's national soccer team, which played its first game in 1985, is currently considered the best women’s soccer team in the world. They have won a total of three FIFA Women's World Cups, the last time in Canada in 2015, four Olympic women's gold medals, and ten Algarve Cups. According to FIFA, the world’s best men’s national soccer team, as of 2015, is Argentina.
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June 2018
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Worldwide
Survey time period
June 2018
Supplementary notes
The venue, importance of games, and differences between teams are all taken into account. Additional information on the calculation of this ranking can be found here. This ranking is updated quarterly.

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