Ghana stabilize on Fifa Ranking after double fall

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The Black Stars have been able to hold on to a position after dropping down the order in the last two editions

Ghana are unchanged in the latest Fifa World Ranking released on Thursday.

August’s ranking sees Ghana still occupying the 50th position from last month, with no accompanying change in total accumulated points.

The stability comes as welcome news considering the side’s consecutive slumps in the last two releases.

Placed 35th in August last year, Ghana now find themselves between Korea Republic (49) and Slovenia (51) on the ladder.

On continental level, the Black Stars still hold on to the ninth position, only above Cote d’Ivoire (54) in Africa’s top 10.

Egypt (25) still lead the pack, with DR Congo (28) toppling Senegal (31) for the second spot.

Tunisia (34), 2017 Afcon champions Cameroon (35), Nigeria (38), Burkina Faso (47) and Algeria (48) make up the top eight in that order.

Back on the global stage, Brazil have reclaimed the top position from reigning Fifa World Cup and Confederations Cup champions Germany, who now occupy the second spot.

Argentina still hold on to their third status, keenly followed by Switzerland, Poland, 2016 European champions Portugal, Copa America cup holders Chile, Colombia, Belgium and France in that order to complete the top 10.

Ghana’s highest ever performance since the ranking’s introduction in August 1993 remains a 14th place in February 2008, while their worst placement was an 89th position in June 2004.

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The Black Stars, in their last game, fell 2-1 to the USA in an international friendly in July.

On their return to action, Kwesi Appiah’s charges will host Congo on September 1 in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, four days before playing away to same side in the second leg.

The next edition of the ranking will be published on September 14.

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