USMNT fall one place to 28th in latest FIFA world rankings

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In the latest FIFA rankings the U.S. national team has fallen one place to 28th in the world.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side last played on April 15 against Mexico as the U.S. won 2-0 in San Antonio. The U.S. is the third-best team in the CONCACAF region according to these latest batch of rankings as Costa Rica leads the way in 15th, while Mexico dropped four places to 22nd.

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World champions Germany remains top of the tree and there were no changes to the top 17 nations as Argentina stay in second, Belgium is third, Colombian remain fourth and Brazil rounds off the top five.

The big movers were Gareth Bale’s Wales as they rose to 21st in the world, their highest ranking in history.

Below are the top 30 teams, as the U.S. won’t be happy with their ranking but they at least they aren’t at their all-time low of 36th which occurred back in July 2012. Plus a strong showing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer will likely see the U.S. catapult themselves back into the top 20.

FIFA’s latest world rankings – May 7

1. Germany
2. Argentina
3. Belgium
4. Colombia
5. Brazil
6. Netherlands
7. Portugal
8. Uruguay
9. Switzerland
10. Spain
11. France
12. Romania
13. Italy
14. England
15. Costa Rica
16. Chile
17. Croatia
18. Czech Republic
19. Slovakia
20. Algeria
21. Wales
22. Mexico
23. Ivory Coast
24. Greece
25. Austria
26. Ghana
27. Russia
28. USA
29. Denmark
30. Scotland