USMNT drops to 36 in FIFA rankings

USMNT drops to 36 in FIFA rankings

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT drops to 36 in FIFA rankings


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The U.S. men's national team may have lost just once in their five early summer matches, but that did not stop them from falling eight spots in the latest FIFA rankings.

The United States dropped to the 36th spot in the rankings after a few weeks span that included a rout of Scotland, a lopsided defeat to Brazil, a scoreless tie with Canada, a narrow win over Antigua and Barbuda to start World Cup qualifying and a draw on the road with Guatemala.

The Americans were not the only one to suffer a big drop. Brazil dropped six spots to No. 11 behind Denmark in 10th, Croatia in ninth, the Netherlands in eighth, Argentina in seventh and Italy in sixth.

The top team was once again Spain, followed by Germany, Uruguay, England, and Portugal.

Mexico, CONCACAF's top-ranked team, stayed the same at No. 19.

What do you think of the U.S. team dropping eight spots? Surprised Brazil fell to No. 11? Agree with Spain, Germany and Uruguay being the top three?

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