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The U.S. Men’s National Team managed a 2-2 draw on the road against highly-rated Russia last month, their last match of 2012, but that result didn’t keep the Americans from falling a spot in the final FIFA World Rankings of the year.
The USMNT finished up at No. 28 for the year, dropping one spot. Despite the slip, the United States finished the year ranked six points higher than they finished 2011.
Mexico also slipped a point in the final ranking of the year, finishing No. 15 in the world.
Colombia was the big mover in the top ten, climbing three places to No. 5 in the World while Spain remained No. 1. Among the more surprising falls in the rankings is Brazil, which has dropped five points to No. 18. Brazil joined Uruguay and Chile as South American sides that suffered five-point drops, slides propelled by poor World Cup qualifying results.
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