USMNT remain at No. 14 in final FIFA Rankings of 2013

USMNT remain at No. 14 in final FIFA Rankings of 2013

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT remain at No. 14 in final FIFA Rankings of 2013

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By DAN KARELL

With few games since the final FIFA international dates of the year, there was very little movement in the last FIFA Rankings of 2013.

The U.S. Men’s National Team remained at No. 14 in the December FIFA Rankings, keeping them as the highest-placed CONCACAF nation and a place behind England and ahead of Chile. Though there was no movement within the top 10 sides, Bosnia and Herzegovina moved up to No. 19 while France (No. 20) and Mexico (No. 21) dropped one spot each.

Rounding out the top five in CONCACAF are Costa Rica (No. 31), Panama (No. 38), and Honduras (No. 42). The biggest movers in the latest rankings are Iran, which jumped 12 places past Japan be the highest-ranked Asian nation at No. 33. The top five in the world remain Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, and Portugal, in order.

The USMNT improved 14 spots from its final ranking in December 2012.

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