FIFA announce forum to study France 2019 learnings; US set new rankings record


July 15 – FIFA has announced that it will hold a special conference for technical directors and women’s national team coaches in Milan on September 22 to analyse the women’s World Cup just completed.

The FIFA Football Conference – Analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 will be held the day before FIFA’s annual  Best Awards.

The will examine the Women’s World Cup 2019 from a technical, tactical and physical point of view, have discussion on the main footballing trends in comparison to previous editions of the tournament, and will present the FIFA Technical Study Group’s report from the tournament.

“This historic conference will give us a unique opportunity to better understand how women’s football has been developing on the pitch and the main lessons learnt from France. It’s also an ideal platform to share experiences between well-established women’s football powerhouses and those member associations that are starting to invest more and more in the female game,” said Branimir Ujević, FIFA’s Head of Coaching & Player Development and the Project Lead for the Technical Study Group in France.

USA create record ranking gap at top

The USA unsurprisingly remain top of the new FIFA ranking with a new record points gap of 121 over second placed Germany – the largest gap in the history of the rankings.

World Cup runners-up the Netherlands moved up two slots in the rankings to third while bronze medla winners Swdedn moved up three places to sixth.

Downward movers were England (5th, down 2), Canada (7th, down 2) and Australia (8th, down 2).

FIFA highlight the Philippines (67th, up 7) and India (57th, up 6) as the biggest climbers in the rankings following their positive performances in qualifying matches for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020.

The ranking itself has grown from 155 to 158 active national teams.

See the full ranking here.

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