Canada have started 2011 in fine style and are hoping their rise up the Ranking will bode well as they set sights on a second CONCACAF Gold Cup title and qualification for Brazil 2014.
Canada have moved up 26 places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, following an impressive, though fruitless, Gold Cup campaign.
The USA beat Panama 2-1 in extra time to book their place in the Gold Cup last four, where they will meet Honduras, who defeated Canada earlier.
The USA's rare trip to Cuba's capital is just one of the highlights of Saturday's first group stage qualifying matches in the CONCACAF zone.
Premier League regular and Canuck captain Paul Stalteri tells FIFA.com why Mexico, Honduras and Jamaica should beware Team Canada.