U.S. drops one spot in FIFA rankings

May 17, 2006
ZURICH, Switzerland -- The United States dropped into a fifth-place tie in the May FIFA rankings, the last before the World Cup next month.

The same teams occupy the first 10 spots, with only minor adjustments in the rankings released Wednesday by soccer's world governing body.

Brazil, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands still top the list. Mexico moved up to fourth, with the Americans dropping into a fifth-place tie with Spain.

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