Black Stars Ghana slip two places in latest FIFA ranking

The Black Stars have dropped from 50th to 52nd position in the FIFA ranking for the month of September.

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Ghana have further gone down in the monthly ranking of nations by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).

The Black Stars were rated 50th in the world, but after failing to accumulate the desired results in the last international break they have slipped further- Ghana drew 1-1 at home against Congo in Kumasi, before they hammered the Congolese 1-6 in Brazzaville in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

READ MORE: 2018 FIFA World Cup Black Stars failure to beat Congo in Kumasi was due to pressure

Black Stars Team B were also denied a place in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after they drew 2-2 in Ouagadougou against Burkina Faso, before they were shockingly knocked out on home soil by their close West African neigbours.

However, the Stars appreciated in the Africa ranking, moving from ninth place in the August ranking to eighth best team in the September.

Germany returned to the summit of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.

The reigning world champions edged ahead of A Seleção following two impressive FIFA World Cup™ qualifying victories over Czech Republic and Norway, and head a table much changed after the recent Russia 2018 preliminaries.

Belgium, for example, have climbed four places to enter the top five on the back of qualifying for next year’s finals. Portugal, for their part, are up three to third and, further down, no fewer than 23 teams jumped ten places or more.

Among the most notable climbers are the Cape Verde Islands (67, up 47), Luxembourg (101, up 35), Bolivia (46, up 22) and Denmark (26, up 20), this on the back of stunning results in qualifying against South Africa, France, Chile and Poland respectively.

Luxembourg are also one of four teams to have reached an all-time high position in the latest Ranking, along with Peru (12, up 3), Northern Ireland (20, up 3) and Syria (75, up 5).

The Bolivians, meanwhile, number among five new entries to the top 50, where they are joined by Montenegro (37, up 15), Bulgaria (38, up 14), Scotland (43, up 15) and Haiti (48, up 7).

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 16 October 2017.

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