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USA Climbs Six Places in FIFA Rankings

  • Reuters, Friday, July 5, 2013 3:56 PM
Following three successive wins in World Cup qualifying, the U.S. men’s national team saw it jump six places in FIFA’s latest world rankings, moving up to 22nd place. Meanwhile, rival Mexico, which has struggled mightily in 2013, dropped three places to 20th.

Confederations Cup winner Brazil was one of the biggest movers in June, moving up 13 places to ninth, but the biggest climber was Senegal, which rose 25 places to 74th. The biggest loser was the Central African Republic, which fell 30 places to 89th. England also fell six places to 15th.

Spain remains FIFA’s No.1 ranked team, ahead of second-placed Germany, with Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Brazil and Belgium making up the rest of the top 10.

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