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By DAN KARELL
The U.S. Men’s National Team has earned a boost in the FIFA rankings thanks to their victory at the Czech Republic.
Coming off their 1-0 victory in Prague, the USMNT has moved up one place in the latest FIFA World Rankings to No. 17, one spot behind Mexico and one place ahead of England. The U.S. remain the third-highest ranked team in CONCACAF, with Costa Rica staying level at No. 15.
There was plenty of movement inside the top 20, with Colombia switching places with the Netherlands to move to No. 3 and Uruguay, Spain, and Switzerland all dropping in the top ten. Croatia fell three places to No. 19, and Algeria advanced four places to No. 20.
The top five in the world rankings currently sits as: Germany, Argentina, Colombia, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
Back in CONCACAF, Panama jumped eight places to No. 55, while Honduras fell 13 spots to No. 56. On the back of their run to the Copa Centroamericana final, Guatemala advanced an incredible 77 places to No. 57.
What do you think of the latest FIFA rankings? Glad to see the U.S. move back up? Think they could jump a few more places in October?
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