England women: Lionesses overtake France into third in world rankings
England have climbed to third in the Fifa women's world rankings, overtaking France.
Phil Neville's Lionesses are behind the USA and Germany, while France - who will host the 2019 World Cup - drop down to fourth.
Following their qualification for next year's tournament, Scotland move up two places to 19th, their highest ever ranking.
Wales remain 29th and Northern Ireland drop five places to 61st.
The Lionesses are now unbeaten in 59 World Cup and European Championship qualifying matches - a run extending back to 2002.
Elsewhere in the rankings, Australia are up two places to sixth, while Sweden have re-entered the top 10.
- USA (-)
- Germany (-)
- England (+1)
- France (-1)
- Canada (-)
- Australia (+2)
- Japan (-1)
- Brazil (-1)
- Sweden (+2)
- Netherlands (-1)