Ghana ranks 25th team at the 2014 World Cup, fourth in Africa
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:
8. Costa Rica
20. Bosnia Herzegovina
21. Cote d’Ivoire
27. South Korea