The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Rankings have been updated for the first time since December 2021 and there’s a change in position for Italy. The Azzurre now rank worse off than they did at the end of last year.
The rankings are officially named the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking and there have been 146 international matches since they were last addressed and updated.
The country that has seen the biggest rise in positions and points is The Philippines, moving up 10 positions and 53.26 points. The biggest loser from the new rankings in terms of position was Zimbabwe as they dropped by seven, as reported by Calcio Femminile.
Thailand were the biggest losers when it comes to points, dropping by 62.48. Togo, Cayman Islands and Anguilla were in the rankings for the first time but unfortunately, Afghanistan dropped out due to inactivity.
Where do Italy rank in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Rankings?
Unfortunately for the Azzurre, they are not troubling the very top of the rankings just yet. The top spots belong to the likes of the USA, Sweden, France, Germany and The Netherlands in descending order.
Italy have dropped one place since the previous rankings. They now occupy 15th on the list having swapped places with Denmark. That position for Italy will not change until at least June 17 2023 when the next rankings are published.
Italy results at Euro 2022?
It is very likely that the drop in position in the rankings is down to the fact that Italy had a disappointing Women’s Euro 2022 campaign.
They started with a heavy 5-1 defeat against eventual semi-finalists and group winners France. That put the pressure on for the next group game against Iceland who have risen two places to 16th in the rankings.
After falling behind early on, Italy were left wondering how they did not win the game after creating a lot of chances, albeit conceding a lot of chances at the other end too. That game ended 1-1 after Valentina Bergamaschi’s equaliser in the second half.
Italy simply had to beat Belgium in the final group game and it wasn’t to be, losing 1-0 thanks to a goal at the beginning of the second half from Tine De Caigny.