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New Zealand is the top ranked team from the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) coming in at 119, Japan is tops amongst the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) coming in at number 19 and Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) leads the Confederation of African Football coming in at number 16.
Mexico is the highest ranked side from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) coming in at number 21. The United States, idle since their win over Slovenia on November 15th, remain at number 34. The U.S. kicks off play in 2012 on January 21st against Venezuela.
Here's a look at the Top 20: