The Netherlands, the defeated finalist in the women’s World Cup, climbed from eighth to third place in the ranking, which is led by the United States.

The US team remain in the lead with 121 points ahead of Germany in second place.

Sweden, who won third place at the World Cup by beating England 2-1 in their last game, rose from ninth to sixth.

The English team went down two positions, from third to fifth, behind fourth-placed France.