England have risen to fourth in the world rankings after their historic triumph at Euro 2022.
The Lionesses entered the tournament ranked eighth in the world but emerged victorious, defeating Germany 2-1 after extra time in the final to win the country’s first major title since winning the 1966 World Cup.
World champions USA – England’s opponents for a sold-out friendly at Wembley on October 7 – remain at the top of the rankings, with Germany second and Sweden third.
England’s jump in the ranking sees them ahead of France, the Netherlands, Canada and Spain.
The European Championship wasn’t the only competition held globally over the past month, continental championships were also held in Africa, South America, North America and Oceania, all serving as qualifier events for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The USA triumphed in the CONCACAF W Championship and helped defend their place at the top of the rankings.
The World Cup draw will take place in Auckland on October 22nd.