USMNT steady as final FIFA rankings of 2016 released

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There wasn’t much movement among the final batch of FIFA world rankings of 2016.

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The U.S. national team remains the 28th best team on the planet according to the latest rankings, with CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica ranked in 17th and Mexico staying in 18th. New head coach Bruce Arena will be hoping some big results in World Cup qualifying in 2017 will shoot his team up into the top 20. The highest position the U.S. has been in during the past 12 months is 22nd.

Elsewhere, Argentina remains in top spot, while Brazil is in second, Germany third, Copa America champions Chile fourth and Belgium in fifth. Rounding out the top 10 are Colombia in sixth, France in seventh, EURO 2016 champions Portugal in eighth, Uruguay in ninth and Spain in 10th.

Wales remains ahead of England in the rankings, while seven of the top 20 are from CONMEBOL and 11 are from UEFA.

Take a look below at the full top 20.


  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Germany
  4. Chile
  5. Belgium
  6. Colombia
  7. France
  8. Portugal
  9. Uruguay
  10. Spain
  11. Switzerland
  12. Wales
  13. England
  14. Croatia
  15. Poland
  16. Italy
  17. Costa Rica
  18. Mexico
  19. Peru
  20. Ecuador

28. USA