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The U.S. Men’s National Team has tumbled out of the Top 30 of the latest FIFA World Rankings, released on Thursday.
The USMNT fell four places to No. 32, a result no doubt precipitated by the team’s disappointing home draw vs. Canada in January and last week’s World Cup qualifying loss in Honduras.
Honduras and Costa Rica were big climbers after posting impressive World Cup qualifying results last week. The Catrachos climbed eight spots to 51, while the Ticos jumped 13 places to 53 after posting a World Cup qualifying draw against Panama, which sits at 42. Mexico remained at No. 15, the highest ranking of any CONCACAF team.
England was the only team in the Top 10 to climb more than one spot, moving two places to No. 4 after beating Brazil in a friendly last week. Brazil, which has seen its ranking suffer greatly because of the absence of World Cup qualifiers on the team’s schedule, remains at No. 18. Recently-crowned African Cup of Nations champion Nigeria made the biggest jump at the top in the rankings, catapulting 22 spots to No. 30.
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