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Argentina remains atop FIFA rankings, USMNT drops to 26th

Photo by Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports
Photo by Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports

With a lull in the international schedule, the top of the latest FIFA rankings remained the same, however, there was some movement below on the table.

Argentina remains at the top of the FIFA World Rankings, while Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Chile round out the top five. Reigning EURO 2016 winners Portugal check in alongside France, Spain, Brazil and Italy to complete the top 10.

The top 19 spots remained unchanged following last month’s rankings, with Costa Rica being the only new addition in the first 20. Los Ticos made a jump of six spots up to 20th, becoming the second-highest ranked team in CONCACAF behind only Mexico, who checks in at 14.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Men’s National Team keeps a spot in the top 30, but did fall one position to 26th place.

What do you think of the latest rankings? Which team stands out?

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  1. So Argentina were runners up at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa America and the 2016 Copa America Centenario and are rank in first place?! Makes perfect sense!!

  2. So, with these rankings i have two standards rants:
    1) i would love to see a tournament of the top 3 or 4 teams from CONCACAF, CAF and AFC
    2) Does the US hypothetically qualify for WC if it were in UEFA based on UEFA’s seeding of the qualifying groups?

  3. So the US was the top Concacaf performer at Copa, but they’re the only ones who dropped spots? And we beat CR in head-to-head match i group play (which they failed to progress from), but they move into the Top 20? Cool story bro…


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