14 Jul USWNT news: Women’s World Cup winners produce history with record-breaking gap to Germany in FIFA rankings
Following a successful defence of their World Cup in France, the dominance of Jill Ellis’ side was reflected in the most recent positions
The U.S. women’s nationwide team has started the largest gap near the peak of the women’s FIFA ranks in history after its World Cup success.
Jill Ellis’ side won its second consecutive title last Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands at the last in Lyon.
The USWNT stays in first position in the global standings but today boasts an inventory gap of 121 points on second-place Germany, who lost to Sweden from the quarter-finals.
The victory France was spearheaded by Megan Rapinoe, who scored in the final from Netherlands in addition to winning the Golden Boot, awarded to the best scorer, and Golden Ball to be the best player.
Rapinoe, however, was eager to make sure that her teammates obtained lots of credit to the success since the USWNT cemented its position as the finest team on earth.
“I do not believe I could [describe it],” the forward told BBC Sport . “It is unbelievable. Merely to know all of the people in our team who put in so much effort, of course the players, we’ve got all our family and friends here.
“It is surreal. I really don’t understand how to feel at the moment. It is ridiculous. We are mad, that is what makes us unique. We have got no quit in us, we are so tight and we will do anything to win”
Ellis, meanwhile, formerly led the USWNT to glory at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship and also the 2015 World Cup, also she explained of her present squad:”They set their hearts and spirits in this trip and I can not thank them enough. It’s been fantastic.
“I could hardly talk but I simply said to them that they had been incredible, congratulations, they made history, appreciate it. That is incredible, I have no words”
Netherlands consists of five places into third party, its greatest ever position, whilst bronze medallists Sweden climb three places to sixth.
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France stay fourth, together with England, defeated from the USWNT from the semi-finals and Sweden from the third-place play-off game, slide two places to fifth.
The largest moves in the ranks comes in the Philippines (67th location ( up seven) and India (57th location up six), that are rewarded for strong showings in qualifying for the next year’s Olympic Games.
The listing currently contains 158 teamsup from 155, which is likewise an all-time album.