USMNT remain at No. 13 in FIFA Rankings, will not receive World Cup seed

USMNT remain at No. 13 in FIFA Rankings, will not receive World Cup seed

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT remain at No. 13 in FIFA Rankings, will not receive World Cup seed

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By DAN KARELL

As many predicted beforehand and despite two wins this month, the U.S. Men’s National Team will not be seeded for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In the latest FIFA Rankings for October, the USMNT remained at No. 13, keeping them out of the top seven spots plus Brazil who earn a seed for next summer’s tournament. Earning a seed are Spain at No. 1, followed by Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, and Switzerland. If Uruguay fail to qualify for the World Cup via the playoffs next month, the Netherlands would then be a seeded team.

Other notables include England moved up seven places to No. 10, Brazil dropped three spots to No. 11, and France jumped three places to No. 21. In CONCACAF, Mexico dropped three places to No. 24, Costa Rica improved two spots to No. 31, and Honduras jumped six spots to No. 34.

With their 2-0 win over Jamaica last Friday and 3-2 victory at Panama last Tuesday, the USMNT improved to 16-2-3 (wins, losses, ties) in 2013 in all competitions.

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