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U.S. Soccer Team Moves Up in FIFA Rankings

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The U.S. Men?s National Team has moved up one place to No. 13 in the latest FIFA rankings.

The Americans jump came after a comprehensive 2-0 victory over South Korea on February 1st. Their points calculation was also boosted by the clearance of last February?s loss to Honduras.

Spain, Germany and Argentina remained 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the rankings while Portugal leapfrogged Columbia to claim the 4th spot.

Switzerland moved up two spots to No. 6, Uruguay (7th) and Italy (8th) each dropped a place, and Brazil moved up to 9th while the Netherlands dropped one slot to 10th.

The most shocking drop-off in the rankings comes from the Americans? first round opponent in Brazil 2014, Ghana, who fell 13 places to No. 37.

Here is a complete listing of the Top 25 countries in the current FIFA rankings:

1. Spain

2. Germany

3. Argentina

4. Portugal

5. Colombia

6. Switzerland

7. Uruguay

8. Italy

9. Brazil

10. Netherlands

11. Belgium

12. Greece

13. USA

14. Chile

15. England

16. Croatia

17. Bosnia and Herzegovina

18. Ukraine

18. France

20. Denmark

21. Mexico

22. Russia

23. C?te d?Ivoire

24. Ecuador

25. Sweden

For more on this story visit: Mike Prindiville, Pro Soccer Talk


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