Matildas in Top 10

The Westfield Matildas have today broken into the top 10 of the latest FIFA Women’s World Rankings following their strong showing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.Jumping two places from equal 11th (with Italy) to 9th, Australia have reached their highest ever World Ranking in football and capped off an exciting 14 months which included a second quarter final appearance in consecutive World Cups and winning the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in May last year.

Besides the Westfield Matildas rise – the rankings, which came out today in Zurich, saw little movement in the top 10 with the top five positions remaining unchanged in the standings.

England made the biggest rise moving from tenth to sixth while AFC opponents DPR Korea (12) moved out of the top 10 for the first time since the rankings began in 2003.

Japan’s incredible performance in winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 brought them much closer to the coveted number 1 spot currently held by the USA with further change to be greatly affected by the 2012 London Olympics and preceding qualifiers.

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Australia’s road to the Olympics begins in September in Jinan, China, in a gruelling six team, 11 day round robin tournament with the top two teams progressing to the 2012 London Olympic Games.

 

 

 

Team

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

+/-

Pts

AUSTRALIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHINA P.R.

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

DPR KOREA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

JAPAN

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

KOREA REP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

THAILAND

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

#

Date

Match

Venue

Result

1

01 September 2011 15:30

JAPAN-THAILAND

Shandong Sports Center

2

01 September 2011 19:00

CHINA P.R.-KOREA REP

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

3

01 September 2011 15:30

DPR KOREA-AUSTRALIA

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

4

03 September 2011 19:00

CHINA P.R.-DPR KOREA

Shandong Sports Center

5

03 September 2011 15:30

AUSTRALIA-THAILAND

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

6

03 September 2011 19:00

KOREA REP-JAPAN

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

7

05 September 2011 15:30

KOREA REP-DPR KOREA

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

8

05 September 2011 15:30

JAPAN-AUSTRALIA

Shandong Sports Center

9

05 September 2011 19:00

THAILAND-CHINA P.R.

Shandong Sports Center

10

08 September 2011 19:00

AUSTRALIA-CHINA P.R.

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

11

08 September 2011 15:30

THAILAND-KOREA REPUBLIC

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

12

08 September 2011 15:30

DPR KOREA-JAPAN

Shandong Sports Center

13

11 September 2011 19:00

JAPAN-CHINA P.R.

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

14

11 September 2011 15:30

THAILAND-DPR KOREA

Jinan Olympic Sports Centre

15

11 September 2011 15:30

KOREA REPUBLIC-AUSTRALIA

Shandong Sports Center

 

  • sportsmad

    We were in Germany a few weeks back during the Women’s World Cup and I can tell you it was the biggest news there with games broadcast live and then repeated the next day. So everyone got to see a lot of our Aussie Matildas. Well done to the team for their efforts. Congratulations, of course, to Japan. What a great win for them – we were so excited to see them fight back to beat USA.

  • sportsmad

    We were in Germany a few weeks back during the Women’s World Cup and I can tell you it was the biggest news there with games broadcast live and then repeated the next day. So everyone got to see a lot of our Aussie Matildas. Well done to the team for their efforts. Congratulations, of course, to Japan. What a great win for them – we were so excited to see them fight back to beat USA.