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Ghana ranks 25th team at the 2014 World Cup, fourth in Africa

Published on: 14 July 2014
Ghana finished 25th in the World Cup

Ghana finished in the 25th position at the World Cup following the tournament ranking released by FIFA at the end of the competition on Brazil.

The Black Stars finished as fourth among the five African countries at the competition with Cameroon being the only country in Africa beneath the Ghanaians.

However, Ghana finished ahead of world football giants England who were ranked in the 26th position.

But this is Ghana's worst showing in its three-time history in the global football competition after going beyond the group stage in 2006 and 2010 World Cup.

Ghana were seventh in the previous tournament in South Africa in 2010 and were also Africa's best team in the competition.

Their 25th position means they only finished ahead of Cameroon who were bottom of the pack at the 32nd position.

Algeria was Africa's best side in 14th followed by Nigeria at 16th with Ivory Coast in the 21st position.

The Black Stars could only garner one point in Group G after losing its opening match 2-1 against the USA, drawing 2-2 against Germany and losing 2-1 to Portugal to finish their campaign in disappointing fashion.

Ironically, Ghana were the only side to have held eventual champions Germany who topped the poll by the world governing body with 19 points.

They edged second-placed Argentina with one point while Holland were ranked third.

Full World Cup ranking:

1.  Germany

2.  Argentina

3.  Netherlands

4.  Brazil

5.  Colombia

6.  Belgium

7.  France

8.  Costa Rica

9.  Chile

10. Mexico

11. Switzerland

12. Uruguay

13. Greece

14. Algeria

15. USA

16. Nigeria

17. Ecuador

18. Portugal

19. Croatia

20. Bosnia Herzegovina

21. Cote d’Ivoire

22. Italy

23. Spain

24. Russia

25. Ghana

26. England

27. South Korea

28. Iran

29. Japan

30. Australia

31. Honduras

32. Cameroon


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • kojo says:
    July 14, 2014 10:07 pm
    Ghana's ranking has been slipping since coach Apppiah took over - - from first ranked in Africa we are now fourth. It is time to get a new competent coach!!
  • ken says:
    July 14, 2014 08:00 pm
    it was all white Jersey. Egypt used white pants thats why ghana used red pants which is d pant 4 our second jersey. I see nothing wrong white top, red down jersey.
  • PITO says:
    July 14, 2014 12:03 pm
    Look at the picture above and you will see the problem with our Blackstar management. At this age in Ghana football It is APPALLING that our managment cannot be preofessional for once. Always making the African to feel ashamed. White Top on red shorts in the return game against Egypt. The players kept silent on this but ''nsuo taa aponkyereni a wogye wo!'' WE HAVE INCOMPETENT APES IN MANAGEMENT POSITIONS! WEED THEM OUT!
  • ANSONG says:
    July 14, 2014 03:43 pm
  • mutary gariba says:
    July 15, 2014 04:12 am
  • mutary gariba says:
    July 15, 2014 04:13 am
    There mere sight of Fatau Dauda just gets me boiling!!,akwaayi y3 ofui paa!!!