Matildas up to ninth in rankings

Australia have risen to ninth in the rankings after reaching the Women's World Cup quarter-finals.

Alen Stajcic's Matildas came through the group of death before beating Brazil in the last 16.

But their tournament ended in the next outing, conceding late in a 1-0 loss to eventual runners-up Japan.

The results were enough to lift the Matildas one spot in the rankings, up to ninth from 10th.

Champions United States returned to number one, sitting ahead of Germany.

France and Japan stayed third and fourth respectively, England and Brazil rose above seventh-ranked Sweden and North Korea remain eighth.

Norway take the last place in the top 10, behind the Matildas.