The latest edition of the FIFA World Rankings for February are out and the United States men’s national team have fallen one spot despite still not having played a competitive match since November. This is in large part to the African Cup of Nations, an exciting tournament for all of the best teams from the Confederation of African football (CAF).
Cameroon won the tournament by defeating Egypt in the final. But, it was Bob Bradley’s former team who has caused the USMNT to drop from 27th to 28th in this month’s rankings. They rose a remarkable 12 spots to leapfrog the U.S. and land in the 23rd position. Cameroon’s winning efforts earned them a 29 spot jump all the way to 33rd.
The Top 5 remains unchanged with Argentina continuing to sit on the mountain top. The big change in the Top 10 was France overtaking Colombia for the sixth spot.
The USMNT fared even worse in the Elo Rankings as they sit in 32nd.