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Oct 17, 2013

Ghana moves up to 23rd on ranking table


Ghana improves one place up in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released Thursday.

The Black Stars are now placed at 23rd in the October edition of the ranking thanks to their recent strong performance in the first-leg playoff victory over Egypt in the World Cup qualifying.

Ghana, are still ranked second-best on the African continent behind Ivory Coast with Algeria and Nigeria following in third and fourth in that order.

Kwesi Appiah's side, which are closing in on a third-straight World Cup appearance have seen their point’s build-up rise to 860 from their previous 830 points.

In the overall world rankings, Spain are still number one spot as Germany climb to second with Argentina in third.

According to FIFA, 69 World Cup qualifiers played since the last edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, as well as the 20 friendlies and ten preliminary matches for continental competitions, have had a significant effect on the global ladder.

Source: GBC/GFA