Filipinas rise to world No.46 in newest Fifa rankings

Members of the Filipinas during the launch of its World Cup kits. –PHILIPPINE WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO

Members of the Filipinas in the course of the launch of its World Cup kits. –PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Filipinas climbed as much as a file forty sixth spot within the newest world rankings which was launched a month earlier than the Fifa Ladies’s World Cup takes place.

Coach Alen Stajcic’s squad moved three locations greater from its current place final March based mostly on performances within the first spherical of the Olympic Qualifying Match and the Southeast Asian Video games.

With its current bounce, the Philippine facet is now eighth amongst nations below the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) and nonetheless third in Southeast Asia behind fellow World Cup participant Vietnam (No. 32) and Thailand (No. 44).

Through the interval after the March rankings, the Filipinas gained all three matches within the preliminary spherical of qualifying for the Paris Video games on the expense of Pakistan, Tajikistan and Hong Kong in Group E.

In that match, the Philippines scored a complete of 16 objectives and conceded none.

It was the identical lead to Cambodia, nonetheless, because the Filipinas missed out on a semifinal look within the SEA Video games.

A 1-0 loss to Myanmar was adopted by a dramatic win over Malaysia by way of the identical scoreline earlier than defeating eventual gold medalist Vietnam, 2-1, to shut the marketing campaign within the regional meet.

The USA, searching for a 3rd straight World Cup title, stays on prime of the rankings adopted by Germany, Sweden, England, France, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Netherlands and Australia, the highest crew below the AFC banner.

Japan is second behind Australia amongst AFC nations, with China in third and South Korea in fourth.


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