The United States and Mexico move up in FIFA World Rankings

Jurgen Klinsmann's men move up one spot while Mexico moves up two slots. Canada makes a huge leap, moving up 12 places.
CONCACAF leaders United States and Mexico have moved up in the latest edition of the FIFA world rankings.

The Stars and Stripes have moved up one place to 32nd place, just behind Ghana. Mexico jumps up two spaces, now at the 19th spot behind Denmark.

Canada made a massive leap in the rankings, with the U.S and Mexico's northern rival jumping up 12 slots to 61st.

In Europe, England has slipped to fifth in the latest FIFA ranking after drawing 1-1 at home to Ukraine in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers on September 10. Roy Hodgson's side was in third position in the global ranking last month.

Reigning World and European champions Spain unsurprisingly stays top of the rankings, with Germany and Portugal respectively sitting second and third.

Argentina completes the top five after climbing three positions to fourth spot.

Meanwhile, Colombia (ninth, up 13) has moved back into the top 10 for the first time since July 2002, thanks to its victories over Chile (3-1) and South American champions Uruguay (4-0).

Euro 2004 champion Greece has just made the top 10, climbing above Croatia in doing so.

Furthermore, 2014 World Cup host Brazil now has to settle for 14th spot in the ranking as it was usurped by Russia and France.

Cote d'Ivoire remains Africa's highest placed team in 16th place, while Japan is Asia's top dog at 23rd.

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