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Zambia soars after African Cup win

Updated: February 15, 2012, 3:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- Zambia has soared in the FIFA rankings after winning the African Cup of Nations, and Germany climbed to second behind World Cup winner and European champion Spain.

The United States rose two spots to No. 31 in the latest rankings released Wednesday after winning exhibitions against Panama and Venezuela. Mexico leads the North and Central American and Caribbean region, unchanged at No. 21.

Zambia rose 28 places to No. 43, becoming the continent's fourth-ranked nation after ...

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