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USA huge climbers in latest FIFA world rankings

Gold Cup 2017 Final Soccer

United States players celebrate after beating Jamaica 2-1 in the Gold Cup final soccer match in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


The U.S. national team were the biggest climbers in the top 35 of the latest FIFA world rankings.

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Released on Thursday the USMNT moved up nine places to 26th in the world as Bruce Arena’s positive impact, 2017 Gold Cup success, and a 14-game unbeaten run has seen the U.S. rise.

Brazil moved to top spot in the world, while Mexico remains the top ranked team in the CONCACAF region as they climbed to 14th place with Costa Rica in 21st and Jamaica big risers as they moved up 19 places to 57th following their run to the Gold Cup final.

Germany were replaced in top spot as Die Mannschaft slipped to second, with Argentina in third and Switzerland moved into their highest position since 1993 in fourth. Poland rose to its highest-ever position of fifth place in the rankings.

Portugal dropped two places into sixth, then came Chile in seventh and Colombia in eighth before Belgium and France rounded off the top 10.

Below is a look at the top 30 in the world.

  1. Brazil
  2. Germany
  3. Argentina
  4. Switzerland
  5. Poland
  6. Portugal
  7. Chile
  8. Colombia
  9. Belgium
  10. France
  11. Spain
  12. Italy
  13. England
  14. Mexico
  15. Peru
  16. Croatia
  17. Uruguay
  18. Wales
  19. Sweden
  20. Iceland
  21. Costa Rica
  22. Slovakia
  23. Northern Ireland
  24. Iran
  25. Egypt
  26. USA
  27. Ukraine
  28. Congo DR
  29. Republic of Ireland
  30. Bosnia and Herzegovina

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