US’ poor performance continues. Drops down to  world #31!

US’ poor performance continues. Drops down to world #31!

The United States entry in the tournament held at Brazil was at #14 but with only 2 wins in the last 9 matches the continues to fall down through the FIFA rankings which has resulted in the team to sit outside top 30 in the world.

Despite a good performance at the world Cup and also an appearance in the knockout stage, the team dropped to #17 after the World Cup.

The team’s performance has been deteriorating since then resulting in dropping to #23 in October and then to #28 in November. However the team managed to settle at #27 by the year end.

The list of top 10 as per the current ranking is as below:

  1. Germany
  2. Argentina
  3. Colombia
  4. Belgium
  5. Netherlands
  6. Brazil
  7. Portugal
  8. France
  9. Uruguay
  10. Spain

There was fluctuation in the top 10 leader board with the all the teams mentioned above remaining in the list with some minor places getting swapped. Spain and France have been continuing to fall down to leader board resulting in the former dropping to #10 and the later to tie with Portugal for #7.

Other notable moves include England falling two places from 13th to 15th, while Costa Rica gained three places to 13th. The Ivory Coast shot up the rankings after winning the African Cup of Nations, moving a solid eight spots up to 20th. The biggest mover was Equatorial Guinea, who gained a whopping 69 places to 40th after controversially making the semi-finals of the tournament. Australia also jumped big after winning the Asian Cup, moving up 37 spots to 63rd. Iran remains Asia’s only top-50 member at 41.

In the United States’ neighborhood, the rankings look as such: ahead of the US is Tunisia, Ukraine, Denmark, Ecuador, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, while below them sits Israel, Russia, Wales, and Cape Verde Islands. The US hasn’t been in the 30’s since March of 2013, and their lowest-ever ranking was 36 back in July of 2012. The last time the US finished a year outside the top 30 was 2011, the year Klinsmann took over for Bob Bradley. FIFA began the ranking system in 1993.