There has, however, been some movement further down the top ten due to the EAFF East Asian Cup, which was played in China PR in August. World Cup runners-up Japan (4th, no change) had a disappointing East Asian Cup campaign, finishing in third place, which equates to a drop of 21 points in the ranking. Nevertheless, the Nadeshiko have held on to fourth place in the ranking between France (3rd, no change) and England (5th, no change). Hot on their heels are Korea DPR (6th, up 2), who have climbed two places on the back of their triumph at the East Asian Cup. Conversely, Brazil (7th, down 1) and Sweden (8th, down 1) have both fallen one place as a result, with eighth place representing Sweden’s lowest-ever position in the ranking.
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Moves into top ten none
Moves out of top ten none
Matches played in total 98
Most matches played Nigeria (7)
Biggest move by ranks Jamaica (67th, up 7)
Biggest drop by ranks Nigeria (38th, down 9)
Newly ranked teams Fiji, Guyana, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Grenada
Teams that are no longer ranked none