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Soccer News Wed, 18 Jul 2007

FIFA Rankings: Ghana down 18 places

Accra, July 18, GNA - Ghana's Black Stars has slipped 18 places on the Coca Cola FIFA world rankings released on Wednesday, July 17. The Stars who moved within the first 20 last month is now ranked 37. This is the Stars' lowest rankings since they made a debut World Cup appearance in Germany last summer.

Information gathered by the GNA Sports from the FIFA website indicated the latest rankings.

The fall of the Stars might be attributed to inactivity as the national "Team A" has failed to play any international game since May. According to FIFA's regulations, country's who do not participate in any of the competitive tournaments or qualifying series at the senior level drop valuable points.

Ghana, by virtue of being host of the 26th African Cup of Nations in 2008 is not taking part in the continent's qualifying campaign. The Stars ranked fourth in June also dropped a step down on the continental ladder.

Team Pts Jul 07 +/- Ranking Jun 07 +/- Pts
1 Brazil 1500 2 16
2 Argentina 1476 3 103
3 Italy 1368 -2 -285
4 France 1357 -2 -228
5 Germany 1311 -1 -156
6 Netherlands 1195 3 -25
7 Croatia 1192 4 112
8 Portugal 1146 -2 -177
9 Spain 1144 -2 -129
10 Mexico 1142 16 276
11 Czech Republic 1117 -1 21
12 England 1097 -4 -143
13 Romania 1068 -1 0
14 USA 1036 2 58
15 Cameroon 979 -1 -40
16 Greece 978 -1 -33
25 Nigeria 867 7 36
31 Côte d'Ivoire 821 -11 -85
37 Ghana 721 -18 -196


Accra, July 18, GNA - Ghana's Black Stars has slipped 18 places on the Coca Cola FIFA world rankings released on Wednesday, July 17. The Stars who moved within the first 20 last month is now ranked 37. This is the Stars' lowest rankings since they made a debut World Cup appearance in Germany last summer.

Information gathered by the GNA Sports from the FIFA website indicated the latest rankings.

The fall of the Stars might be attributed to inactivity as the national "Team A" has failed to play any international game since May. According to FIFA's regulations, country's who do not participate in any of the competitive tournaments or qualifying series at the senior level drop valuable points.

Ghana, by virtue of being host of the 26th African Cup of Nations in 2008 is not taking part in the continent's qualifying campaign. The Stars ranked fourth in June also dropped a step down on the continental ladder.

Team Pts Jul 07 +/- Ranking Jun 07 +/- Pts
1 Brazil 1500 2 16
2 Argentina 1476 3 103
3 Italy 1368 -2 -285
4 France 1357 -2 -228
5 Germany 1311 -1 -156
6 Netherlands 1195 3 -25
7 Croatia 1192 4 112
8 Portugal 1146 -2 -177
9 Spain 1144 -2 -129
10 Mexico 1142 16 276
11 Czech Republic 1117 -1 21
12 England 1097 -4 -143
13 Romania 1068 -1 0
14 USA 1036 2 58
15 Cameroon 979 -1 -40
16 Greece 978 -1 -33
25 Nigeria 867 7 36
31 Côte d'Ivoire 821 -11 -85
37 Ghana 721 -18 -196


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