FIFA Rankings Women 2023: Breaking Down Who Reigns Supreme

How do you know which teams to watch while placing a women's football wager? You must be informed of how various teams perform if you want to make wise judgments. Is Papua New Guinea, for instance, a good investment? One source that offers this data is the FIFA women's world rankings. The ranking provides the most recent assessment of international women's teams using a tried-and-true methodology. But how does FIFA  Rankings Women 2023 ? Understanding how the Women's World Rankings function will give you the confidence to use them in your betting decisions.

Most recent FIFA Women’s Rankings: Top International Teams Worldwide

As of 2023 rankings release, Spain is the number one ranked team. England holds the 2nd rank whereas the Sweden holds the 3rd rank.

FIFA Women’s World Rankings (WWR) History

The FIFA Women’s World Rankings (WWR) have developed over time to show the performance of women’s national football teams. The FIFA rankings have been published since 2003. They are calculated on the basis of team’s performance.

History of FIFA Women’s World Rankings (WWR):-

  • Introduction: The FIFA Women’s World Rankings were introduced in July 2003 to compare the performance of women’s national teams.
  • Early Years: In the early years, rankings were calculated based on a simple formula that contains match results and the importance of the matches.
  • Changes and Updates: Over the years, FIFA made some changes and updates to the ranking system to make it accurate.
  • Regular Updates: FIFA releases updates of Women’s rankings on regular basis, every month, to show the results of recent matches.
  • Historical Data: Historical Data of the FIFA Women’s World Rankings is available on the official FIFA website.

FIFA Women Ranking Leaders

As of 2023 rankings release, Top 20 FIFA Women rankings are:-












  United States






























  South Korea

How are FIFA Women’s World Rankings Determined?

The FIFA Women World’s Rankings are determined using a formula that shows the performance of women’s national teams in international matches.

The factors that shows the calculation of rankings are:-

  • Match Results: The most important factor in determining rankings is the outcome of matches.
  • Match Importance: The importance of the match also plays an important role. Competitive matches like FIFA Women’s World Cup matches carry more weight in the rankings compared to other matches.
  • Confederation Strength: Team earns additional points for playing and winning matches against teams from stronger football confederation.
  • Competitor’s Ranking: The ranking of the competitor is an important factor. Defeating a higher-ranked team earns more points than defeating a lower – ranked team.
  • Tournament Performance: FIFA Women’s World Cup and continental championships also contributes to a team’s ranking. Performing well in these competitions can significantly boost a team’s ranking.
  • Average Points: To calculate a team’s ranking, FIFA uses a weighted average of their match results over a specific period of time.
  • Inactivity: The teams that don’t play international matches for a long period may see their ranking points decrease.

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Schedule for Rankings: When Are Rankings Announced?

FIFA Women’s World Rankings are announced four times a year. Generally, rankings are released in March, June, September and December. The rankings are normally announced during the first week of the month, although the exact date may vary.

Confederation Women’s Rankings

FIFA doesn’t publish separate rankings for women’s national teams based on their confederations. Instead, FIFA publishes a single set of rankings for women’s national teams worldwide. These rankings shows the performance of women’s teams in international matches, including those from different confederations.


The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is one of the governance body of football in South America. It is one of the FIFA’s six continental confederation. It is the oldest and one of the strongest continental confederation in the world. CONMEBOL headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay.

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela are the 10 countries that are members of CONMEBOL.


The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) is one of six continental bodies of governance in football association. UEFA consists of 55 national association members. It is formed on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland. Its main headquarters after its foundation were located in Paris, but moved to Bern in 1960.


The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is one of FIFA’s six continental governing body of football association. The CONCACAF was founded on 18 September 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico. It consists of 41 member association countries and territories. The headquarters of CONCACAF are located in Miami, Florida, U.S.

How does the Women’s World Cup affect FIFA World Ranking?

The FIFA Women’s World Cup can significantly impact the FIFA Women’s World Rankings by following ways:-

  • Tournament Matches: The matches played during the Women’s World Cup are considered as international matches. The results of these matches have a great impact on a team’s ranking.
  • Importance of Matches: World Cup matches are considered as very important in the ranking calculation.
  • Tournament Success: A team’s performance in the Women’s World Cup can have an effect on their ranking. Teams that performs well by winning matches will see a boost in their ranking paoints.
  • Points Calculation: Points earned in Women’s World Cup matches are calculated based on the factors, including the relative strength of the competitor, the match result and the stage of the tournament.
  • Weighted Average: The rankings are determined by a weighted average of a team’s match results over a period of time.


The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup was the 9th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament took place from 20 July to 20 August 2023 and was hosted by Australia and New Zealand. It was the first FIFA Women’s World Cup with more than one host nation and was the most attended edition of the competition ever held.


Q: What is the full form of FIFA?

A: Federation International de Football Association.

Q: How many teams have participated in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?

A: 32 team

Q: What is the mascot of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?

A: Tazuni (Penguin)

Q: Who is the Top Scorer of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?

A: Hinata Miyazawa from Japan is the top scorer of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.


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