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USA leapfrog Mexico in FIFA world rankings

The US have leapfrogged Mexico and climbed seven spots to reach 21st in the latest FIFA World rankings. The USA now has reclaimed top spot in the CONCACAF region. With a five consecutive clean sheets coupled with victories has seen the USMNT close in on the UEFA dominated top 20.

Victories against both Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago in September were enough to ensure the jump of seven places, leaping past main regional rivals Mexico, who maintained their previous 24th following a pair of home qualifying wins against Canada and Jamaica, and a friendly loss to Chile.

With further World Cup qualifiers within the next week against both Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago with home field advantage could see the US break into the top 20 shortly.

Other notables are as follows:

1. Spain
2. Italy
3. Germany
4. Brazil
5. Netherlands
6. Croatia
7. Argentina
8. Czech Republic
9. Russia
10. Portugal
14. England

21. United States
24. Mexico

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