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The U.S. ranks 14th in soccer

18 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to FIFA, the United States has the fourteenth strongest soccer (football) team in the world. This ranking was established on 26 May 2010 and will be revisited on 14 July 2010. Here are the top twenty countries in the FIFA ranking:

  1. Brazil
  2. Spain
  3. Portugal
  4. Netherlands
  5. Italy
  6. Germany
  7. Argentina
  8. England
  9. France
  10. Croatia
  11. Russia
  12. Egypt
  13. Greece
  14. United States
  15. Serbia
  16. Uruguay
  17. Mexico
  18. Chile
  19. Cameroon
  20. Australia

The U.S. ranks 7th in World Cup players playing in Europe

7 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Economist, seventeen of the twenty-three members of the 2010 U.S. World Cup team play for European clubs, which makes the United States tied for seventh with Ghana and Argentina in that category. Cameroon ranks first, with all twenty-three members of its team playing for European clubs.