Portugal after the playing in Houston with the world champions United States (defeat by 1-0) and with Nigeria (3-3), Portugal has not played again, keeping the same position, one place below its best rating (29th). In today's new rankings, the big move is Sweden's rise to second place, in a table that continues to be led by the United States, despite the American disappointment in the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games. The United States team, two-time world champions, had to 'console’ themselves with the bronze medal (third place), after losing 1-0 in the semi-finals against Canada.
The Canadians would become Olympic champions, which made them rise from eighth to sixth place in the FIFA ranking, while Sweden, defeated finalist and silver medalists (1-1, 3-2 on penalties) , rose to second place. As Sweden passed, Germany, who failed to qualify for the Games, dropped to third place. In fourth place remain the Netherlands, European champions in title and in Tokyo eliminated by the Americans in the quarter-finals (2-2, 4-2 on penalties), France dropped from third to fifth, and Brazil kept the seventh position. Still in the top-10, England dropped two positions and moved to eighth, South Korea moved up to ninth and Spain to 10th. The next FIFA women's football ranking will be released on 10 December.