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Ghana moves up to 43rd on FIFA rankings

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The Black Stars of Ghana have moved two places up to 43rd place on the latest world football rankings released by FIFA on Thursday March 9.

Ghana moved up nine places last month (February) after placing fourth at the 2017 AFCON and their surge up the rankings continued despite not playing a match in the period under review.

On the continental rankings (CAF), Ghana remained rooted to the eighth spot behind Nigeria while Egypt remained top of the standings.

CAF rankings

CAF rankings

 

With only four ‘A’ international games considered for the March edition there are few changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

South American heavyweights Argentina and Brazil remain in first and second respectively, while reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany stay third.

The top 20 are unchanged from February except for two notable exceptions.

World rankings, top 10

World rankings, top 10

Poland (12, plus 2) reached their best ever world ranking, joining Wales in joint 12th position for March.

Egypt meanwhile (20, plus 3), broke into the top 20 while Iceland (23, minus 3) fell thanks largely to a 1-0 defeat in a friendly against Mexico played on 8 February.

An honourable mention goes to Burkina Faso (36, plus 2) who, like Poland, reached their best ever position in the Ranking.

Source: graphic.com.gh

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