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By ESPN Staff
Apr 9, 2008

U.S. jumps seven places to 21st

ZURICH, Switzerland -- European champion Greece is eighth in FIFA's world rankings while the United States jumped seven spots to 21 in the list released Wednesday.

Argentina is still at No. 1 at the head of an unchanged top seven.

The United States moved up after a 3-0 exhibition win at Poland.

For Greece, it is its highest position ever. Greece rose two places after beating Portugal last month 2-1 in an exhibition.

The game was a rematch of the 2004 European Championship final that Greece won 1-0.

With Brazil, Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and France filling out the rest of the top seven spots, Portugal dropped a place to ninth and the Netherlands a place to 10th.

Israel reached the top 20 for the first time, rising two places to 20th thanks to a 1-0 exhibition match victory over Chile.