USA again stood No. 1 in final FIFA women’s world ranking for 2016

The U.S. women’s national team once more placed onto its No.1 sposition in the FIFA women’s world ranking released on Dec. 23. Germany, France, canada and england round out from the top 5 yet again. Australia and Japan bothpromoted up a spot, to Nos. 6 and 7, respectively. sweden had the biggest drop in the top 10 teams, falling to No. 8 overall.

Further down the table, there were massive gains and losses for a number of african sides due to the CAF Women’s Africa Cup of nations in Cameroon. kenya earned the most important gain of any country, thanks to picking upthirty five points from its tournament prep and rising ten spots to No. 122 overall.