FIFA RANKINGS

U.S. remains 12th in FIFA rankings

August 5, 2009
ZURICH -- The United States remained 12th in the August FIFA rankings following its 5-0 loss to Mexico in last month's final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The Americans would have moved into the top 10 had it not been for the big defeat against its regional rival, FIFA said Wednesday.

South American champion Brazil retained the top spot, which it regained for the first time in two years last month following its 3-2 victory over the United States in the final of the Confederations ...

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