FIFA ranking: Black Stars inch up, ranked No. 8 in Africa


Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars have inched-up a spot to 50th place in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday.

The Black Stars amassed points after just 41 ‘A’ internationals were played since the previous edition.

They also ended the year as the eighth best team on the country; swapping places with Nigeria who had points deducted for fielding an unqualified player in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Senegal are still Africa’s topmost team with Tunisia (27) and Egypt (31) in the chasing pack.

Germany are the latest ‘Team of the Year’, having ended 2017 atop the global ladder.

The world champions, who qualified to defend their crown in Russia by winning all ten of their qualifiers and have been unbeaten in 15 matches in 2017, succeed Argentina and Belgium, who were ‘Team of the Year’ in 2016 and 2015 respectively.

Africa’s Top 10 rankings: 

  1. Senegal (23)
  2. Tunisia (27)
  3. Egypt (31)
  4. DR Congo (36)
  5. Morocco (40)
  6. Burkina Faso (44)
  7. Cameroon (45)
  8. Ghana (51)
  9. Nigeria (50)
  10. Algeria (64)

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