The Americans will continue World Cup qualifying as the 28th-ranked team in the world, while El Tri enters the FIFA Confederations Cup as the 17th-ranked side.The U.S. national team's two recent friendlies have resulted in a one-spot rise in the latest FIFA rankings.
Following a 4-2 loss to Belgium and a 4-3 victory over Germany, the USA is 28th in the world heading into three World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica (49th), Panama (43rd) and Honduras (52nd). Mexico remains the top-ranked team in CONCACAF but fell a spot, coming in at 17th as it prepares to compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Belgium's victory over the USA lifted the side to 12th in the world, just outside of the top 10 and the highest ranking in the nation's history. There was one major change among the top 10, with the Netherlands climbing four places to fifth overall, while England tumbled two spots to No. 9. Spain maintains the world's top ranking, followed by Germany, Argentina and Croatia, respectively.
World power Brazil tumbled to a new low, coming in at 22nd in the world, one place ahead of African side Mali.