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USA drops four spots in FIFA rankings, Mexico holds at 15

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USA drops four spots in FIFA rankings, Mexico holds at 15

The U.S. men's national team has dropped four places in the latest FIFA rankings, following last week's World Cup qualifying loss to Honduras and a friendly scoreless draw with Canada.

The 0-0 draw with Canada at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium on Jan. 29 and the 2-1 defeat to Los Catrachos in San Pedro Sula saw the USA drop from 28th to 32nd in the world but remain the second-highest ranked team in CONCACAF. Mexico, the top squad in the region, stayed put at 15th in the rankings following a 0-0 draw with Jamaica.

After its 4-0 loss to Denmark and draw with the USA, Canada dropped eight spots from 64th to 72nd.

One of the biggest risers this month is Nigeria, whose Africa Cup of Nations triumph had the Super Eagles soar from 52nd to 30th -- their highest ranking since August 2010. The side they defeated in the final, Burkina Faso, climbed 37 places to 55th place.

Spain, Germany and Argentina top the standings, respectively, while England's win over Brazil has the Three Lions fourth overall, a two-spot improvement over last month.

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