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By DAN KARELL
The U.S. Men’s National Team has paid a slight price for their forgettable performances in Europe in November.
On Thursday, FIFA released the updated World Rankings for November, which sees the USMNT fall one place to No. 14, one spot ahead of Chile and one place behind England. There was a lot of movement within the top 20, as Mexico used their emphatic aggregate victory over New Zealand to jump four places into No. 20.
Portugal was the biggest mover in the top ten as they moved up an incredible nine places to No. 5 in the rankings while Belgium dropped six places to No. 11. Brazil moved up one position as well to No. 10. Spain still remain the top ranked side, followed by Germany, Argentina, Colombia, and Portugal, in that order.
Within CONCACAF, in addition to the USMNT and Mexico, Costa Rica remained at No. 31, Panama fell one place to No. 37, and Honduras dropped seven places to No. 41 after a friendly defeat to Brazil and a draw with Ecuador.
What do you think of this news? Do you agree with the USMNT’s overall ranking? Do you believe that the U.S. is a top 15 team in the world?
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