Matildas scrape into Ladies’s World Cup prime 10 rating

The US will head into subsequent month’s Ladies’s World Cup because the top-ranked group, with no modifications to the highest 5 within the newest FIFA rankings.

Australia’s Matildas got here in as tenth-ranked within the 77-nation competitors.

The US has held the highest spot since June 2017 and continues to cleared the path forward of Germany, Sweden, European champions England and France.

Spain and Brazil, ranked sixth and eighth, swapped locations with the Netherlands (ninth) and Australia’s Group B rivals Canada (seventh) in the one modifications within the prime 20.

Following friendlies in April, Spain equalled their best-ever rating after high-scoring wins over Norway and China, whereas Copa America Femenina champions Brazil earned a formidable victory over Germany.

World Cup co-hosts Australia and New Zealand are tenth and twenty sixth.

Debutants Zambia would be the lowest-ranked group within the match at 77th.

The World Cup kicks off on July 20, with New Zealand towards Norway, and the Matildas taking over the Republic of Eire.

The ultimate takes place in Sydney on August 20.