FIFA rankings: Ghana rank 53rd in the world

Ghana has dropped one place in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings to the 53rd position in the world.

The Black Stars, who have already booked their ticket to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon now sit in third place in Group G of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers following a win and a loss out of the two games played so far.

Ghana beat Ethiopia 1-0 in Cape Coast and subsequently lost to Group leaders South Africa by the same margin in Johannesburg early this month.

Ghana now has 1411 points from their previous 1420.61, indicating a loss of 9.31 points in the September rankings released on Thursday.

In Africa, however, the Black Stars made gains as they moved up one place from the previous rankings in August this year to seventh on the continent, behind Senegal (20th), Tunisia (25th), AFCON holders Algeria (30th), Morocco (33rd, West African neighbours Nigeria (34th) and Egypt (48th) respectively.

In August this year, Ghana were placed 52nd in the world and 8th in Africa.

Belgium still lead the table globally followed by Brazil, England, France, Italy, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Mexico and Denmark, in that order, completing the top 10.

Ghana return to action next month for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in a double-header against Zimbabwe.

Ghana’s highest-ever placing since the ranking was introduced in August 1993 remains 14th in February 2008, while their lowest placement was the 89th position, which came in June 2004.

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