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By DAN KARELL
The U.S. Men’s National Team fell one place in the March FIFA Rankings to No. 14 following their 2-0 defeat to Ukraine.
Now sitting between No. 13 Greece and No. 15 Chile, the USMNT were penalized for their defeat last month. Another reason for the one-place fall is that the USMNT’s 2-1 victory against El Salvador in March 2010 is now outside of the FIFA ranking calculations.
The U.S. still are the highest ranked nation in CONCACAF, ahead of No. 20 Mexico, No. 19 Panama, No. 34 Costa Rica, and No. 36 Honduras. Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, and Honduras each moved up places in the latest rankings.
Belgium moved into the top ten in the rankings, swapping with the Netherlands, who are now No. 11. The top ten is lead with Spain followed by Germany, Argentina, Portugal, Colombia, Uruguay, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, and finally Belgium.
What do you think of this news? Do you agree with the ranking? Surprised the U.S. didn’t drop further? Do you expect them to move after their match against Mexico on April 2?
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