In the previous ranking, the Latvian national team took the 115th position, which was the lowest position ever in the ranking. The highest place is the 61st place in 2004.
Latvian football players have played one World Cup qualification match since the publication of the previous ranking, defeating Luxembourg 1:0.
The Latvian national team will play the last matches in the European zone qualification tournament of the 2023 World Cup in September against North Macedonia and Northern Ireland.
Among the Latvian team’s opponents in the World Cup qualification group, the European champion England is the highest, having moved up four places and is fourth. Austria ranks 20th, Northern Ireland – 50th, Luxembourg – 117th, and North Macedonia – 134th.
The USA women’s national team is still in the leading position of the ranking, second is the European vice-champion Germany, third – Sweden.