Ghana maintain spot on latest Fifa Ranking

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The Black Stars are still the 45th best national football team in the world, but seven places down their position same time last year

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

May’s ranking sees Ghana still occupying the 45th position from April, with no accompanying change in total accumulated points.

Placed 38th in May last year, Ghana now find themselves between Japan (44) and the Czech Republic (46) on the ladder.

On continental level, the Black Stars still hold the eighth position in Africa ahead of Cote d’Ivoire (48) and Morocco (53).

Egypt (19) still lead the pack on the continent, while Senegal (30), 2017 Afcon champions Cameroon (33), Burkina Faso (35), Nigeria (40), DR Congo (41) andTunisia (42) make up the top seven in that order.

Back on the global stage, there was no change among the top 23, with Brazil still maintaining their lead at the top ahead Argentina, Germany, Chile and Colombia follow in that order.

France, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain, in that sequence, 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.

The Black Stars’ last assignment was at the 2017 Afcon in Gabon, where they finished fourth after losing 1-0 to Burkina Faso in the third-place playoff.

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The team returns to action in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers in a home fixture with Ethiopia in June.

The next edition of the ranking will be published on June 1.

 

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