Ghana has slipped down in the latest FIFA ranking released by the world football governing body on Thursday for the month of October.
The four-time African champions are now ranked 52nd in the world and seventh on the African continent.
Ghana’s latest slip can be attributed to the lack of competitive action in October as the Black Stars' double-header against Sierra Leone in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying was cancelled at the last hour.
Meanwhile, Belgium have edged France to take top spot after the two countries had been tied at the top last month.
While both sides won one game and drew another in October, the Belgians, with 1,733 points, moved ahead by a single point under the formula for calculating the rankings.
Brazil, one of only two non-European sides in the top 10 along with Uruguay, remain third, followed by Croatia and England.
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Ghana’s highest ever performance since the ranking’s introduction in August 1993 remains a 14 place in February 2008, while their worst placement was an 89 position in June 2004.
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