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US Men's National Team moves up to No. 13 in June FIFA rankings

By Sergio Gonzalez | CBSSports.com

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The US will head into the World Cup ranked No. 13 in the world.(USATSI)

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FIFA released their June rankings on Thursday, the final release ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The United States Men's National team moved up one spot to No. 13 and remain the highest ranked team from the CONCACAF region.

Reigning World Cup champion Spain remained in the No. 1 spot while World Cup hosts Brazil moved into the top three. Germany and Portugal, group rivals with the U.S. in Brazil, rank second and fourth. Their other group foes, Ghana, are ranked No. 37.

The rankings, which use a formula-based system, take into account all international games played during the month of May. The U.S. beat Azerbaijan 2-0 on May 27 in San Francisco in their only contest during the month. Their 2-1 win over Turkey on June 1 will be factored into the next rankings released following the World Cup.

Here's a peek at the June rankings:

June 2014 FIFA World Rankings - Top 15
RankTeamConfederationPoints+/-
1
Spain
UEFA14850
2
Germany
UEFA13000
3
Brazil
CONMEBOL1242+1
4
Portugal
UEFA1189-1
5
Argentina
CONMEBOL1175+2
6
Switzerland
UEFA1149+2
7
Uruguay
CONMEBOL1147-1
8
Colombia
CONMEBOL1137-3
9
Italy
UEFA11040
10
England
UEFA1090+1
11
Belgium
UEFA1074+1
12
Greece
UEFA1064-2
13
USA
CONCACAF1035+1
14
Chile
CONMEBOL1026-1
15
Netherlands
UEFA9670
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