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Ghana shockingly tumble down in FIFA rankings despite huge CHAN success

Published on: 13 February 2014
The Black Stars have dropped 13 places in the latest FIFA rankings

Ghana have shockingly dropped 13 places in the latest FIFA world rankings to 34th place and are down to 4th in Africa in a shambolic ranking released by the world governing body on Thursday.

The ranking released by FIFA also showed the Black Stars losing its long held second position to Algeria and Cape Verde, who were both not in action in the past month.

And both countries have not achieved any better success than the Black Stars over the past month or in recent months, casting a huge doubt over FIFA's ranking system.

FIFA just last month confirmed that they have agreed to add the CHAN tournament to its recognised A matches which are used for the monthly ranking of the national teams.

Despite the huge successes chalked by the local Black Stars by reaching the final of the tournament in South Africa, FIFA dropped the Black Stars by 13 places further damaging the credibility of the much-criticised ranking system by the governing body.

Nigeria have dropped six places to 47th in the latest world rankings, released by Fifa on Thursday.

The Afcon holders, who finished third at the recent Chan event in South Africa, are placed eighth on the continent, behind Côte d'Ivoire, Algeria, Cape Verde, Ghana, Egypt, Tunisia and Cameroon.

Globally, world and European champions Spain, Germany and Argentina remain the top three teams.

World top 10:

1 Spain

2 Germany

3 Argentina

4 Portugal

5 Colombia

6 Switzerland

7 Uruguay

8 Italy

9 Brazil

10 Netherlands

Africa top 10:

1 Côte d'Ivoire

2 Algeria

3 Cape Verde Islands

4 Ghana

5 Egypt

6 Tunisia

7 Cameroon

8 Nigeria

9 Mali

10 Burkina Faso

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This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • selfmade says:
    February 13, 2014 12:41 pm
    Sometimes pple don't get it but the simple truth is that white scholars are confused dummies!!! From their lies of visiting the moon to their lies of making HIV the sole cause of so called aids should tell everyone that white men are lies and dummies and is well documentated that blk pple have the sixth sense!!! Even simple mathematics involving calculating world ranking, they are confused and comes out everyday with diff formular and equations which can even confuse the fifa members themselves!! I wouldn't be surprise if those people who comes out with the ranking can't understand their formulae because white scholars are simply dummies and confused!! I can bet my life on this, that should we call any member or the chairman of the ranking committee and ask to explain how the ranking are done monthly, he ll make a big fool of himself to the world just as its legal committee has been losing epic battles in court of arbitration!! FIFA is just like any other uncle Sam organization and we know just like the UN are made up of confused members!! They are just there to please their masters and am surprise pple take them serious because their powers are only limited to so called third world countries but can't to nothing to the most powerful like UEFA!!! They just there because of money just like HIV is there because of money but they all know that there is NO HIV!!!
  • Divaro says:
    February 13, 2014 12:00 pm
    This doesn't look real. Anyway, where is Zambia?
  • Ernest Ross says:
    February 13, 2014 11:08 am
    Simply put,ridiculous.
  • agogo says:
    February 13, 2014 11:19 am
    farcical and corrupt ranking
  • selfmade says:
    February 13, 2014 01:10 pm
    As someone said if you want to progress on FIFA ranking, do virtually nothing and u ll see how u progress!!
  • Assemblyman says:
    February 13, 2014 01:12 pm
    I am no surprise at all.Everything in this country is falling or going backwards than moving forward..Especially our economy and the currency.Should we fall on FIFA rankings.I think its of no news..This is a joke our country has become..Its all good.
  • selfmade says:
    February 13, 2014 01:13 pm
    A typical eg of Algeria and cape Verde who were doing nothing n they have been rank higher than those who were busy!! Just be busy for nothing and FIFA ll reward u handsomely!
  • yaw, Chicago says:
    February 13, 2014 01:51 pm
    FIFA ranking is meaningless!!! Agor) ne f)m! Its fake, and I urge everyone not to treat that conjured ranking with seriousness!
  • risky says:
    February 13, 2014 03:06 pm
    this ia rubish from fifa
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    February 13, 2014 05:33 pm
    Why are you all surprise, fifa never liked Ghana because we a threat, this is just a mind game, but they only making us stronger, after all we have done they still wont accept that Ghana should be number one in Africa as of today but its ok, This world cup they will not deny us, because you cant run from the truth.The whole world will accept and respect Ghana
  • Richie says:
    February 13, 2014 05:42 pm
    Absolute madness!
  • Fiscko says:
    February 13, 2014 06:13 pm
    I think FIFA is been bribed.How many matches have Cape Verde played and won?