ZURICH (AP) — World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica has risen above the United States to be CONCACAF’s highest-ranked team in the latest FIFA rankings.
Costa Rica climbs one place to No. 15, and Mexico is at No. 17 after also rising one place this month.READ MORE: White House Details Plans To Vaccinate 28 Million Children Ages 5-11
The U.S. _ which, like Mexico, exited the World Cup in the second round _ falls three places to No. 18.
Although none of the CONCACAF rivals played last month, the moves reflect changing values of past results in the four-year cycle of matches FIFA uses in its calculations. For the first time, the rankings weigh South America as the strongest confederation ahead of UEFA.
World Cup winner Germany stays No. 1 ahead of Argentina and the Netherlands.READ MORE: Multi-Car Crash In Trophy Club Causes Shutdown Of Highway 114
Former champion Spain is tied with Brazil for seventh place.
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