Germany down to 3rd in FIFA rankings; Argentina still No. 1, Mexico climbs with Gold Cup win



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ZURICH — World Cup winner Germany dropped to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings, with beaten finalist Argentina still at No. 1.

Germany trades places with new No. 2 Belgium as its World Cup results drop in value more than one year later.

The Netherlands fell seven places to No. 12, also because its third-place finish in Brazil counts for less in FIFA's calculations over a four-year cycle.

Colombia stays at No. 4, and Brazil and Portugal each rise one to Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.

Copa America winner Chile climbs one to No. 10.

Mexico used its Gold Cup title to rise 14 places to No. 26. Runner-up Jamaica is up 21 to No. 55.

The United States, beaten by Jamaica in the semifinals, improves five places to No. 29.

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