Which is the best women football team in the world right now?
Women's football has exploded globally over the last few decades, with millions of players and clubs popping up. In this article, we go into Europe, America and other continents as we discuss the best women's football team in the world right now.
The squads that win the most games tend to have the most talented players and coaches. On an international level, national federations work hard to win international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championships.
According to football's governing body, FIFA, USA is the world's number one national team. They have won four FIFA Women's World Cup titles.
The most accomplished club side in the USA is Portland Thorns FC. They have won the National Women's Super League 3 times since its inception in 2012.
Germany has a great history in women's football. They have won the World Cup twice. They also won the Olympic title in Rio in 2016.
Sweden has always been a global powerhouse in women's football. They won the 1984 European Championships. They also reached the final of the 2003 World Cup.
England won the 2022 UEFA European Championship by beating Germany 2-1 in the final. This was the first trophy any English national side won since the men's side won the World Cup in 1966. Domestically, Arsenal is statistically the best football club in the UK. The club has won 15 top-flight titles, among many other domestic accolades. Arsenal is the only English club to win the UEFA Champions league.
The French national team is one of the best in the world, but their domestic league is the most exciting. Lyon is the best club in the history of European football. They have 19 top-flight league titles in France. Their reputation in the UEFA Champions League has been dominant, as they have won a record eight titles. They have also won the Coupe De Feminine title a record nine times.
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Canada is rising out of the shadows of their neighbours, the USA, to become one of the best teams in the world. They won the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Due to the recent upturn in Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid's performances in the Champions League, the Spanish national team has some of the best players in Europe. Among the names is Alexis Putellas, who won the Best FIFA World player of the year award in 2021 and 2022 and the Ballon d'Or Feminin.
The Dutch have a proud football heritage. Alongside France, they participated in the first-ever women's international match in 1971. They have made two World Cup finals and won the European Championships in 2017.
Like their male counterparts, Brazil's women's team is well known for playing with flair and style. They have won the continental Copa America title 8 times.
10. Korea DPR
Korea DPR's women's team has always been one of the best teams in Asia. They have won the Asian Championship 10 times.
Women's football is building up to another World Cup year as the 2023 FIFA World Cup is set for August in New Zealand and Australia. In the meantime, enjoy our list of the best teams in the world.
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