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U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings
U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings

Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer’s World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday. That’s the lowest the U.S. has been since August, when it was 19th. Germany, which won the World Cup with a 1-0 overtime victory against Argentina, moved up to first for the first time since March 1994. It is one place ahead of Argentina. Previous No. 1 Spain, which was eliminated from the World Cup in its second game, fell to eighth as the rankings underwent a massive shuffle based on the tournament in Brazil. The Netherlands, third in the World Cup, is also third in the new rankings after jumping 12 spots....