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By DAN KARELL
With four wins in their last five matches, including three in World Cup qualifiers, the United States National Team has parlayed their form into a better FIFA ranking.
In the July rankings released on Thursday, the U.S. moved up six places to No. 22, passing France, Ghana, Norway, the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Mali on their way up. The U.S. weren’t the only big movers on the day, as Brazil used their Confederations Cup title to jump 13 places into ninth place, Peru jumped 11 spots to move to 19th position, and Ukraine moved up 11 places to 28th.
Despite losing in the Confederations Cup final, Spain still hold the top spot, with Germany right behind them. The top five is rounded out with Colombia in third, Argentina in fourth, and the Netherlands in fifth. Mexico, the only other CONCACAF team in the Top 25, currently occupy 20th place.
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