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USA top women's world rankings for fifth year

The USA still lead the way in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking ahead of Germany and Japan, with Brazil, France and Sweden following closely behind. The only movement in the top ten sees England move up one place to tie with Canada in seventh thanks to their Cyprus Cup win.

Olympic champions the USA are now on an unbeaten run of 29 matches since their 1-0 group-stage defeat to Japan in last year's edition of this long-running tournament.

The US women have not relinquished top position in the world ranking for exactly five years.

Nine teams (Uzbekistan, Fiji, Tahiti, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Cook Islands, Suriname, American Samoa and Bermuda) have been inactive for a lengthy period and are no longer ranked.

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