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Ghana are 21st globally whiles Brazil sit behind them

Ghana beat Brazil on Fifa rankings but remain Africa's second

Ghana are 21st globally whiles Brazil sit behind them

Ghana fans (DR Congo vs Ghana) Afcon 2013

The Black Stars are still ranked second on the African continent behind Ivory Coast with Mali in third place

Ghana have improved one place up in the latest edition of the FIFA World Ranking released Thursday.

The Black Stars, who play Sudan on Friday in the qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are now ranked at 21, overtaking former world champions, Brazil, who placed 22.

With their point build up gaining 14 more, Ghana now has 887 points, thus 15 better than Brazil, the host of next year’s World Cup.

Kwesi Appiah's team is still ranked second on the African continent behind Ivory Coast with Mali in third place.

There was no change within the top four from last month's as champions, Spain hold onto the number one spot ahead of Germany, Argentina and Croatia.

According to FIFA, the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup and the latest round of qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will ensure plenty of movement in the next edition of the FIFA Ranking. 

The results of 30 friendlies up to 2 June have been taken into account for the current edition of the FIFA Ranking

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