Black Stars drop to 49th in Latest FIFA Ranking


The Black Stars of Ghana has dropped in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday in both the African continent and World.

Akwesi Appiah’s men who previously occupied the 45th position in the world has dropped to 49th now while they sit pretty in the 9th position on the African continent.

The West African football giants were out of action  last month for national teams, the coefficients for the last matches are still being considered  accounting for the Black Stars’ drop in the latest ranking.

Egypt is still leading the continent in global rankings, ahead of Senegal (27), Cameroon (32), Nigeria (38) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (39).

They have also kept their lead among Arab countries, above Tunisia (41), Algeria (53), Saudi Arabia (53) and Morocco (56).

With just ten international friendlies taking place since the May edition, there is little surprise that most of the top ten remain unchanged, with Brazil, Argentina and another Confederations Cup contender Germany retaining their place as the top three. However, Poland (tenth, up one place) have managed to gatecrash the top ten for the first time in the Ranking’s history, with the side currently sitting top of Group E in the UEFA section of World Cup qualifying joining Spain on 1198 ranking points, meaning they share tenth spot.

Ghana will be hoping to place well in next FIFA ranking as they  play their next competitive game against Ethiopia  this June in their opening Group F clash of the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers and also play friendlies with Mexico and USA .

The next FIFA Ranking is set for July 6th.

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