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Sports News of Thursday, 6 July 2017


Ghana slips; now 50th in latest FIFA ranking

Ghana has again dropped down in the latest FIFA Ranking for July as the Black Stars ranked 50th position in the World and retained the 9th spot in Africa.

The team lost two out of three games played in the month of June and July.

Ghana lost by a lone goal to Mexico after their opponents scored through a penalty kick and ended their tour of the United States with another defeat after they narrowly lost 2-1 to the Yankees in Connecticut.

Nonetheless, the Black Stars got off to a flying start in Kwesi Appiah’s second stint as head coach as they battered Ethiopia 5-0 in their opening 2019 Africa cup of Nations qualifiers at the Baba Yara stadium.

Egypt also maintain their spot on the African map with 566 points, but dropped four places to 24th in the FIFA global football rankings published on July 6, after placing 20 last month.

Germany, who beat Chile to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday, moved above Brazil and Argentina to go top for the first time in two years.

England are 13th, Wales dropped from 13th to 20th and Scotland are 58th.

Both Joachim Low's side and Brazil, in second, are comfortably clear of third-placed Argentina at the top of the rankings, with Portugal and Switzerland completing the top five.

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