The FIFA World rankings for women’s football have provided a good basis for forecasting the Women’s World Cup so far with seven of the eight favourites in the second round progressing through to the quarter-finals. In addition, our pre-tournament forecast correctly predicted six of the eight quarter-finalists, and two of the exact match-ups (France v Germany and England v Canada) in this round. Our forecast for the quarter-final matches expects the United States to play Germany and Japan to play Canada in the semis. These semi-final matches were also predicted in our pre-tournament forecast.
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