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Sports News of Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Source: GFA

Black Stars drop to third-best in Africa

Ghana, drops a further three places in the July edition of the Fifa/Coca-Cola World ranking.

The Black Stars after slipping in the previous - June - ranking, now occupy the 36th spot on the World ranking log after an impressive seven-month on the high which ended last month due to the devaluation of points.

Ghana lost a significant 39 points which also affected the team's placing on the continental table.

The Black Stars are third after Egypt overtook them in second while Ivory Coast tops the rankings on the African table.

Spain are still the best ranked side in the World and the Netherlands sit in second followed by Germany and Brazil in fourth.

Fifa says a total of 88 matches were taken into account for the July edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, almost a third of which were part of this year’s Copa America, which therefore had a considerable impact on this month’s positions