Ahead of Mexico clash, USA drop in latest FIFA World Rankings

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The U.S. national team have dropped one spot to 29th in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on October 1.

In their most recent games, both friendlies, Jurgen Klinsmann’s side beat Peru 2-1 in Washington D.C. on Sept. 4 but were humbled by Brazil in a 4-1 defeat at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 8.

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With no competitive matches for CONCACAF teams since the 2015 Gold Cup back in July, there hasn’t been much movement among the usual suspects but Mexico also dropped one spot and now sit in 27th place as the highest ranked CONCACAF nation. Costa Rica moved down three places to 42nd, while Gold Cup finalists Jamaica dropped five spots to 57th in the latest rankings.

Argentina remain top of the rankings, but Germany and Belgium switch spots as the reigning World Cup champs move back up to second. The other big movers in the top 10 include Portugal, up two spots to fourth, and Spain, who climb five places to sit sixth in the world. Wales’ incredible ascension continues as the Gareth Bale-inspired nation moves up one spot to eighth.

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Below is a full of the top 20 nations Expect plenty of movement in the next set of rankings as a full international schedule is coming up next week.

1. Argentina
2. Germany
3. Belgium
4. Portugal
5. Colombia
6. Spain
7. Brazil
8. Wales
9. Chile
10. England
11. Austria
12. Switzerland
13. Romania
14. Netherlands
15. Czech Republic
16. Croatia
17. Italy
18. Slovakia
19. Algeria
20. Uruguay

29. USA