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Iran’s women national football team climb at FIFA ranking

While the eyes of the planet have been trained on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for the last couple of weeks, women’s football has not stood still. Some 48 women’s internationals have been played since October, resulting in some significant changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking.

The US (1st, -) holding on to first place, which has been theirs since 2017. That said, the gap between them and their new closest challengers, Germany (2nd, plus 1), is narrowing, with the US having lost three of their last four matches, including a 2-1 defeat to the Germans.

Some 187 FIFA member associations featured in the December 2022 Ranking, out of 211 in all, the highest number ever recorded at the end of a calendar year.

The next FIFA Women’s World Ranking will be published on 24 March 2023.



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