Afghanistan included for first time

January 15, 2003
ZURICH, Switzerland -- The United States remained 10th in soccer's world rankings for January.

The U.S. team broke into the top 10 for the first time in August, following its quarterfinal placing at the World Cup. The Americans open their 2003 schedule on Saturday against Canada at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., then play fifth-ranked Argentina at Miami on Feb. 8.

World champion Brazil held on to the top ranking followed by European champion France, Spain and Germany. The Netherlands, Turkey, ...

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