England rise to FOURTH in the world rankings after Euro 2022 win over Germany…skipping rivals France and more thanks to their historic Wembley win
- The England women’s team has climbed to fourth place in the latest world ranking
- The Lionesses are France, the Netherlands and Canada for
- The US is still at the top of the rankings, with Germany in second and Sweden in third
- England defeated Germany 2-1 in the Euro 2022 Final at Wembley last Sunday
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England have climbed to fourth in the world rankings following their historic win at Euro 2022.
The Lionesses entered the tournament eighth in the world but came out victorious by beating Germany 2-1 after extra time in the final to win the country’s first major trophy since the men’s side won the 1966 World Cup .
World champions the United States – England’s opponents for a sold-out friendly at Wembley on October 7 – remain at the top of the rankings, with Germany in second place and Sweden in third.
England’s victory at the European Championship 2022 has moved them from eighth to fourth place in the new world rankings
Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring the winning goal against Germany in the Euro 2022 Final
Due to the increase in the ranking of England, they are found in France, the Netherlands, Canada and Spain.
The Euros wasn’t the only competition to take place worldwide last month, with continental championships also taking place in Africa, South America, North America and Oceania, all serving as qualifying events for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Zealand.
The USA triumphed in the CONCACAF W Championship to maintain their place at the top of the rankings.
The World Cup draw will take place in Auckland on October 22 and Chelsea boss Emma Hayes, who watched with joy as England were crowned European champions, believes the Lionesses will be one of the favorites for the tournament.
US and England clash in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, a match that the Americans won 2-1
“Having home advantage certainly helps and I think crossing the world to play in Australia, with the title of European champion, will add to the pressure. But I do think we have a fantastic group of younger players who can build on the current success. So of course as European champions we go in as one of the favourites.
“Great people make great teams. I think they are related. Everyone can see themselves or their children in it.
I think the responsibility to take care of the nation is something that inspired them and didn’t paralyze them. Especially in the moment on Sunday evening at 1-1.
“I find it incredible how they have handled the challenges of the game and the tournament.”
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes believes they could now pose a major threat at the World Cup
England will play against the US at Wembley Stadium in October and the match was sold out within 24 hours
England’s game against the US in October sold out within 24 hours and is about to break attendance records for an English women’s match.
The FA had to apologize when the official site crashed several times as fans raced to get tickets to the match.
The 87,192 that saw the Lionesses lift the Euro 2022 trophy could now be eclipsed by the crowd attending the game at Wembley later this year.
England players celebrate in front of a packed Wembley stadium during the Euro 2022 final
Eager to build on the momentum of their historic victory, the England squad has published an open letter to Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are asking for their commitment, if elected as Prime Minister, to ensure girls have equal access to football in schools across the country.
The letter said: ‘We want every young girl in the country to be able to play soccer at school. Currently, only 63 percent of girls can play soccer in gym classes.
“They deserve to play soccer at lunchtime, they deserve to play soccer in gym class and they deserve to believe they can play for England someday.”