Black Stars drop down two places on latest FIFA ranking; slip to 5th in Africa


Ghana have dropped two places on the FIFA ranking to 45th on the table for the month of October released on Thursday.


The Black Stars have also slipped two places down on the continent as the fifth best country behind Cote d'ivoire (31st), Senegal (37th), Algeria (35th) and Tunisia (38th).

Ghana's slide can be attrituted to the 0-0 draw with Uganda at home in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Also the  1-1 draw with South Africa in a friendly cost the team.

Egypt, Ghana's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations opponents, are ranked 47th in the world and sixth on the continent.

Mali, also in Ghana's pool, slipped three places to 58th.

After a round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers, there has been a reshuffle on the podium as Germany and Brazil have moved into second and third respectively.

A pair of wins for the current world champions, who saw off Czech Republic (40th, down 7) and Northern Ireland (36th, down 6) – just two of the 129 games played worldwide – means they have trimmed Argentina’s lead to just 156 points.

Belgium (4th, down 2) have fallen out of the top three for the first time since March 2015, with Colombia slipping to fifth (down 1), while defeated UEFA EURO 2016 finalists France (up 1) have leap-frogged European champions Portugal (8th, down 1) into seventh.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com

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