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2014 World Cup: Ghana slide three places on FIFA ranking but move up to fourth in Africa

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Ghana dropped three places down on the latest FIFA ranking released for April on Thursday but moved up one place in Africa to occupy the fourth position on the continent.

The Black Stars are now ranked the 38th best team in the world after moving up two places for the March edition.

But the 2014 World Cup finalists moved one place up on the Africa ranking to fourth place.

Ivory Coast remain the highest ranked African country and 21st in the world.

The Elephants are followed by Egypt (24th) and Algeria (25th).

Europe occupies the top three places after Portugal climbed third behind leaders Spain and Germany.

They are followed by four South American sides in Colombia (4th, up 1), Uruguay (5th, up 1) and fierce rivals Argentina (down 3) and Brazil (up 3), who share sixth position.

Only six matches were played over the past month.

The majority of changes can be attributed to the devaluation of matches from previous years, most of which were FIFA World Cup qualifiers and now have a greatly reduced weighting.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Annor Kwasi says:

    Hmm, Germany and Portugal, 2nd and 3rd respectively? We need to start thinking quickly cos its not going to be easy!

  2. stingo kwame bless says:

    wow ghana needs a miracle at the 2014 fifa world cup in Brazil because in our group as we are declining down from the ranking others are moving top. so how can we beat them in the group stage to move forward that means the nation GHANA has a very huge task ahead of us . Akwasi Appiah should not leave any stone unturned. wish the black stars good luck !!!!!

  3. Adebayo says:

    Sliding in the rankings comes from playing badly arranged friendlies against Japan and Montenegro just for the money. No experienced coach takes friendlies lightly. This was evident in the Montenegro game. While they played their hearts out to gain ranking points from beating a higher ranked team, our coach was at best experimental, benching both Asamoah Gyan and KPB until it was too late!

  4. ewab says:

    gud news indeed!may it b a very free fall

  5. OBENG REUBEN says:

    Oh Ghana ,qualifying from our group will be a miracle for me .