Despite a semi-final run in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Reggae Boyz only moved up two places in the July edition of the FIFA world rankings to number 52. With the rise, Jamaica also remains at number one in the Caribbean and number four in CONCACAF. Jamaica’s highest FIFA ranking is 27th which was achieved in August of 1998.
Gold Cup winners Mexico is the leader in the region as they are at number 12 in the world, following by the United States and Costa Rica. Jamaica will need to remain in the top six of CONCACAF until the June 2020 FIFA rankings, to be highly seeded for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile, the top ten ranked teams in the world reads: Belgium, Brazil, France, England, Uruguay, Portugal, Croatia, Colombia, Spain and Argentina.
The next international assignment for the Reggae Boyz will be the CONCACAF Nations League on September 6 against Antigua and Barbuda. The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the CONCACAF region will kick off in September 2020.