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U.S. stays top of FIFA rankings, Canada slips to No. 7

Last Updated Jul 12, 2019 at 11:53 am MST

The United States celebrate with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

ZURICH — The United States has extended its lead in the FIFA rankings by retaining the World Cup.

The American women’s fourth world title built a record points lead over No. 2 Germany, which lost in the quarterfinals against Sweden.

The Netherlands used its runner-up finish last Sunday to rise five places to No. 3, above World Cup host France which lost to the U.S. in the quarterfinals.

READ MORE: U.S.A win Women’s World Cup, beat Netherlands 2-0 

England was fourth at the World Cup yet drops out of the top 4 rankings to No. 5, edging third-placed Sweden which rises three to No. 6.

With qualifying games for the 2020 Olympics also played in the past month, there are a record 158 national teams ranked. That leaves 53 FIFA member federations without an active team in the rankings.

READ MORE: Canada eliminated from World Cup after loss to Sweden