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FIFA rankings: Brazil, England, USA on the rise; Argentina still runaway leaders

United States v Ecuador: Quarterfinal - Copa America Centenario

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 16: Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States smiles as he walks off the pitch after defeating Ecuador in the 2016 Quarterfinal - Copa America Centenario match at CenturyLink Field on June 16, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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ZURICH (AP) Brazil’s victories in World Cup qualifying this month lifted it from ninth to No. 4 in the FIFA rankings, which Argentina still lead.

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Brazil beat Ecuador and Colombia, which is tied for fourth place, to make the biggest move in the top 20 after global rounds of World Cup qualifiers.

Belgium stays at No. 2, edging No. 3 Germany which climbs one place.

European Championship semifinalist Wales returns to the top 10, ahead of Spain, England and Italy at Nos. 11-13.

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Mexico leads CONCACAF teams at No. 15, Costa Rica is No. 18 and the United States rises four to No. 22.

Ivory Coast is Africa’s highest team at No. 34. Iran leads Asian nations at No. 37.

Kosovo’s 1-1 draw at Finland lifts FIFA’s newest member to No. 168.