Ghana up on latest Fifa Ranking

Ghana are the 37th best national football team in the world, but three places down from their position same time last year

Ghana have moved a place up in the latest Fifa World Ranking released on Thursday.

June’s ranking sees Ghana on the 37th position – one place better than they did in May – with a corresponding increase in total accumulated points by 35.

Placed 34th in June last year, Ghana now find themselves between Cote d’Ivoire (36) and Denmark (38) on the ladder.

The Black Stars’ last assignments were a 3-1 win and a 0-0 stalemate in back-to-back games with Mozambique in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.

On continental level, Ghana are still third behind Algeria (32) and Cote d’Ivoire (36), and ahead of Senegal (41) and Egypt (45).

Tunisia (47), Cape Verde (49), Congo DR (52), Guinea (55) and Cameroon (58) complete the top 10.

Back on the global stage, Austria have moved into the top 10, displacing England, with Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Germany, Chile, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay, comprising the top nine in that order.

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 return to action on Sunday when they take on Mauritius – currently ranked 142nd– in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The next edition of the ranking will be released on July 14.


source: m.goal