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US Tops Mexico in Monthly FIFA World Rankings

Aug. 9, 2013

The Mexican soccer national team was topped by its rival United States in the monthly FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) world rankings released Thursday on the organization's website.

Mexico was ranked 20th with 819 points in FIFA's ranking, while the U.S., who won the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Gold Cup in July, ended in position 19 with 960 points.

Mexico had a mediocre performance in the summer competitions, since it was eliminated in the first round of 2013 Copa Confederaciones and it could not repeat his victory in Gold Cup.

Panama, who eliminated Mexico from the semifinal of the regional tournament, climbed 11 positions to the 40th.

For July' s ranking, FIFA considered the results of Gold Cup's 22 games and the worldwide friendly matches.

Spain, world champion, stayed in top with 1,484 points, followed by Germany and Colombia.

Source: Copyright China Economic Information Service (Xinhua) 2013

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