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Boyz storm to top of CFU rankings

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
file Jamaica’s Joel McAnuff (left), Rodolph Austin (centre) and Je-Vaughn Watson, celebrate after the Reggae Boyz qualified for the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):

Propelled by their historic run in the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz have stormed up the rankings to claim the top spot in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).

In the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, Jamaica jumped 21 spots to be 55th in the world - a significant rise considering their 76th-place ranking a month ago.

Trinidad and Tobago, who also experienced a measure of Gold Cup success last month, have leapt eight places in the FIFA rankings to be 56th. They now lie second in CFU.

Jamaica's upward movement came as little surprise, especially after they upset the form books to reach the final of the Gold Cup.

They went down 3-1 in the championship game to Mexico.

(FIFA rankings are in brackets.)

1. Jamaica (55)

2. Trinidad & Tobago (56)

3. Haiti (84)

4. Antigua & Barbuda (105)

5. St Vincent & the Grenadines (115)

6. St Kitts & Nevis (119)

6. Cuba (119)

8. Dominican Republic (129)

9. St Lucia (131)

10. Bermuda (135)

11. Aruba (137)

12. Barbados (138)

13. CuraÁao (148)

14. Puerto Rico (150)

15. Guyana (152)