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United States fall six spots in FIFA world rankings

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The US men's national team are about to start their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign, but go into the competition in 30th spot in the FIFA rankings.

The Gold Cup starts this Saturday, and the United States men's national team will play their opening game on Tuesday, 18 June against Guyana, but the Stars and Stripes don't head into the summer tournament in the best of nick.

After the two most recent losses suffered by Gregg Berhalter's side in their Gold Cup warm-up matches against Jamaica and Venezuela, USA have dropped six spots to sit in 30th place in the FIFA world rankings released on Friday.

The US have been hovering between 23rd and 25th place since the method that determines the world rankings changed last August, and now the losses in their recent friendlies haven't helped their case, moving them to 30th spot.

This will be the first official competition for Berhalter and the USMNT in almost two years, as their last tournament was the previous edition of the Gold Cup, which they won by beating Jamaica in the final.

The top 10 of FIFA's rankings is occupied by Belgium, France, Brazil, England, Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Uruguay, Switzerland and Denmark.