Black Stars slip one step on FIFA ranking

Black Stars slip one step on FIFA ranking

- Ghana ranked 50th in world

- Germany returned to the top of the table the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

The June edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking indicates Ghana’s Black Stars slipped from 49th to 50th.

Ghana, however, maintained their position in Africa as 9th on the continent. Egypt are Africa's highest ranked team in the world and number one in Africa. They dropped from 20th to 44th.

Black Stars slip one step on FIFA ranking

How African teams and their positions on the latest FIFA ranking

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Germany have capped a sensational week on the international stage by returning to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the first time since being knocked off the top spot exactly two years ago.

Following their 1-0 win over Chile (7th, down 3) in Saint Petersburg, the newly crowned FIFA Confederations Cup champions have narrowly overtaken Brazil (2nd, down 1) and leapfrogged Argentina (3rd, down 1). European neighbours Poland (6th, up 4) also have cause to celebrate, having risen to their best-ever ranking.

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Following 177 matches around the globe, many UEFA members will be looking back on the last month fondly. Portugal (4th, up 4) and Switzerland (5th, up 4) have made strong gains in the top ten, while Sweden (18th, up 16) and Iceland (19th, up 3) – their best-ever placing – have climbed into the top 20.

Andorra (129th, up 57) were the month’s biggest movers and the likes of Peru (14th, up 1), Northern Ireland (22nd, up 6), Congo DR (28th, up 11), Curaçao (68th, up 2), and Mauritania (81st, up 23) all join Poland and Iceland in registering their highest positions to date.

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