World ranking of national women's soccer teams (as of March 23, 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 March 23, 2018. The U.S. national team is currently ranked first with a score of 2,115.
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
USA2,115
England2,042
Germany2,033
Canada2,029
France2,025
Australia2,018
Netherlands1,972
Brazil1,968
Sweden1,963
Korea DPR1,955
Japan1,950
Spain1,886
Denmark1,884
Norway1,871
Italy1,864
Korea Republic1,860
China PR1,855
Switzerland1,849
Iceland1,819
New Zealand1,815
Austria1,800
Scotland1,793
Belgium1,788
Colombia1,754
Mexico1,724
Russia1,713
Ukraine1,712
Finland1,691
Republic of Ireland1,684
Thailand1,676
Poland1,668
Costa Rica1,650
Czech Republic1,649
Wales1,644
Vietnam1,640
Portugal1,632
Argentina1,615
Nigeria1,608
Romania1,585
Chile1,567
Uzbekistan1,557
Chinese Taipei1,553
Serbia1,534
Myanmar1,534
Hungary1,527
Ghana1,503
Slovakia1,498
Cameroon1,484
Trinidad and Tobago1,484
Paraguay1,465
Score
USA2,115
England2,042
Germany2,033
Canada2,029
France2,025
Australia2,018
Netherlands1,972
Brazil1,968
Sweden1,963
Korea DPR1,955
Japan1,950
Spain1,886
Denmark1,884
Norway1,871
Italy1,864
Korea Republic1,860
China PR1,855
Switzerland1,849
Iceland1,819
New Zealand1,815
Austria1,800
Scotland1,793
Belgium1,788
Colombia1,754
Mexico1,724
Russia1,713
Ukraine1,712
Finland1,691
Republic of Ireland1,684
Thailand1,676
Poland1,668
Costa Rica1,650
Czech Republic1,649
Wales1,644
Vietnam1,640
Portugal1,632
Argentina1,615
Nigeria1,608
Romania1,585
Chile1,567
Uzbekistan1,557
Chinese Taipei1,553
Serbia1,534
Myanmar1,534
Hungary1,527
Ghana1,503
Slovakia1,498
Cameroon1,484
Trinidad and Tobago1,484
Paraguay1,465

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This statistic depicts the ranking of the women's national soccer teams as of March 23, 2018. The U.S. national team is currently ranked first with a score of 2,115.
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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March 2018
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Worldwide
Survey time period
March 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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