USA climbs up six spots in FIFA rankings as Mexico drops to 20th

The Stars and Stripes' red-hot form has seen them push up in the rankings. Also, Brazil's Confederations Cup win moves it up to ninth place.

The United States' impressive uptick in form has seen it jump six places in FIFA's latest world rankings, moving up to 22nd place. Alternatively, Mexico's struggles in 2013 have seen it drop three places to 20th.

Brazil has moved up 13 places in the rankings to ninth position following its Confederations Cup success in June - but there was less encouraging news for England.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men make the climb after winning last month's competition with a 3-0 victory over Spain in the final, but Roy Hodgson's Three Lions have tumbled six places and reside outside the top 10 in 15th place.

Spain remains the No.1 ranked team in international football, ahead of second-placed Germany, while Colombia completes the top three.

Argentina (fourth), Netherlands (fifth), Italy (sixth), Portugal (seventh), Croatia (eighth) and Belgium (10th) make up the rest of the top 10.

Cote d'Ivoire remains Africa's highest-ranked team in 13th position. Mexico still remains CONCACAF's top team despite its recent drop in places. Canada also fell, moving five spots down to 88th.

Senegal was the biggest climber this month, rising 25 places to 74th spot, while Central African Republic was the biggest faller, dropping 30 places to 89th.