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Germany, U.S. Make Big Jumps in FIFA Rankings


Germany and the United States are two of the biggest gainers in this month's world football rankings released by the International Football Federation (FIFA) on Wednesday.

After an impressive performace at the Confederations Cup, Germany moved up 10 spots to 11th place overall. The U.S. team moved up four spots to sixth in the world, its highest-ever ranking, thanks to the team's success at the ongoing CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Brazil remains atop the rankings followed by Argentina and the Netherlands, which each moved up one spot. The Czech Republic fell two slots to fourth place, followed by Mexico, which rose one spot to fifth.

The U.S. team is sixth, with France down two positions in seventh place. England dropped one place to eighth, with Spain up one slot in ninth place and Portugal falling two spots to 10th place.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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