Thursday May 7th, 2015

World Cup champion Germany remains at the top of the monthly FIFA rankings, released Thursday, as the U.S. men's national team dropped one spot from last month's standings, landing at No. 28.

The top 17 spots remained unchanged from April's rankings, with Argentina, Belgium, Colombia leading the top five teams. Brazil, the Netherlands, Portugal, Uruguay, Switzerland and Spain round out the top 10.

Wales reaches its highest ranking ever, coming in at No. 21.

Mexico dropped four spots to No. 22 after losing a friendly to the U.S. and Russia rose five spots to No. 27, due to their abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Montenegro.

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UEFA has 29 teams in the top 50. CAF has ten teams in the top 50 spots, South America has six teams, CONCACAF has three, the Asian Football Confederation has two, and the Oceania Football Confederation has none.

- Scooby Axson

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