July 10, 2015 9:54 am
Updated: July 10, 2015 10:24 am

Canada falls out of FIFA’s top rankings after Women’s World Cup

Canada's Christine Sinclair reacts after losing 2-1 to England during a FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final soccer game in Vancouver on June 27, 2015.


TORONTO – Canada has slipped out of FIFA’s top 10 in the wake of its quarter-final loss to England at the Women’s World Cup.

The host Canadians entered the tournament in eighth spot. On Friday, they dropped to 11th.

READ MORE: England beats Canada 2-1 at FIFA Women’s World Cup

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Only Spain (No. 19, down five) fell further than Canada in the women’s top 50.

The Canadian men are currently ranked 103rd by FIFA, having climbed six spots in the most recent rankings.

READ MORE: Canadians feel the pain of World Cup exit but look to future with hope

The U.S. women moved up one spot to top the rankings, changing places with Germany. The Americans thumped Japan 5-2 in Sunday’s final in Vancouver to collect the top prize in women’s soccer for the first time in 16 years.

France, ousted by Germany in the quarter-finals, remained at No. 3 while Japan was unchanged at No. 4

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