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

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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
Rank Team Confederation Points +/-
1
Spain
UEFA 1485 0
2
Germany
UEFA 1300 0
3
Brazil
CONMEBOL 1242 +1
4
Portugal
UEFA 1189 -1
5
Argentina
CONMEBOL 1175 +2
6
Switzerland
UEFA 1149 +2
7
Uruguay
CONMEBOL 1147 -1
8
Colombia
CONMEBOL 1137 -3
9
Italy
UEFA 1104 0
10
England
UEFA 1090 +1
11
Belgium
UEFA 1074 +1
12
Greece
UEFA 1064 -2
13
USA
CONCACAF 1035 +1
14
Chile
CONMEBOL 1026 -1
15
Netherlands
UEFA 967 0
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