Jamaica drop four places in FIFA rankings

September 15, 2017
Jamaica's Je-Vaughn Watson (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the United States during the second half of the Gold Cup final in Santa Clara, California, on July 26.

On the back of a 0-2 loss to Canada and a 2-1 win over Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz have fallen four places in the latest FIFA football World rankings to number 61.

Jamaica is the second ranked Caribbean team in the rankings with Haiti at 48 leading the way. Caribbean champions Curacao are level at 86, while Trinidad and Tobago fell a whopping 16 places to 99.

Meanwhile, the United States dropped two places to number 28 as it struggles to qualify for the World Cup. In qualifiers this month, the Americans lost 2-0 at home against Costa Rica and then tied 1-1 at Honduras.

Mexico is the top-ranked CONCACAF team at 14, followed by Costa Rica at 21, both teams retaining their placings from last month.

Germany is back at the top of the rankings, taking over from Brazil after a busy World Cup qualifying programme.

European champions Portugal is up three places to number three, while Argentina fell one to number four and Belgium climbed four places to number five.

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