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LATEST FIFA RANKINGS SEE GHANA CLIMBING UP TO 51ST POSITION

Ghana’s Black Stars moved up three places to 51st position in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA Ranking released on Thursday.

The Black Stars had occupied the 54th position in the March rankings, but gained 602 points to tie with Cameroon in 51st position.

March saw a busy month in international football, with a total of 133 games played across the globe meaning plenty of changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. The Black Stars, despite not playing a friendly game in March, move up to 7th on the continent, behind Tunisia, Senegal, DR Congo, Morocco, Egypt, and Nigeria who occupy the top 7 spots.

Burkina Faso and Cape Verde Islands make up the top 10 on the continent, ranked 9th and 10th respectively, with Algeria dropping out of the top 10.

Teams bound for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ grabbed some of the headlines this past month, with holders Germany remaining top – despite a draw and defeat in March – Belgium climbing onto the podium (third, plus two) following a thumping 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia and Tunisia (14th, plus nine) and Uruguay (17th, plus five) jumping up the table after both recording a pair of friendly victories in March. The Eagles of Carthage, for their efforts, reached their best-ever ranking.

Behind Germany is Brazil who beat the World Champions at their own back yard. Belgium are at third position with Portugal at fourth and at fifth is Argentina who lost heavily to Spain in the second of their two friendlies. Switzerland, France, Spain, Chile and Poland follow respectively in that order

Kyrgyz Republic were the biggest climbers, moving 40 places up to 75th, while Haiti dropped 23 places to 108th to make them the worst movers.

The next world rankings will be published on May 17.

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