Ghana Head to the World Cup With Unwanted Record After Latest FIFA Rankings

Ghana Head to the World Cup With Unwanted Record After Latest FIFA Rankings

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Ghana has dropped in the latest FIFA Coca Cola Rankings released on Thursday with just a little over a month to the World Cup
  • The four-time African champions dropped down one position and will head to the World as the lowest ranked team
  • The Black Stars have been drawn in a tough group ahead of the tournament which starts in November in Qatar

The Black Stars of Ghana will head to the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the lowest ranked country after the latest FIFA Coca Cola Rankings was released on Thursday, October 6.

Ghana dropped a position down to 61st following a mixed performance during the international break, where the Black Stars lost to Brazil and beat Nicaragua.

Out of the 32 teams heading to the World Cup, Ghana's position places them last and this will remain unchanged until December 22.

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Ghana has dropped to 61st in the latest FIFA Coca Coala rankings. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

Brazil, who defeated Ghana 3-0 in a friendly last month, sit top of the rankings followed by Belgium and South American rivals Argentina in the first three positions.

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Ghana's Group H opponent Portugal are in the top 10 and place ninth while Uruguay drop to 14th and South Korea move up to 28th.

On the continent, Senegal stay top and are 17th globally, while Morocco (2), Tunisia(3) and Cameroon(7) who are all going to the World Cup find themselves in the top ten.

Richarlison nets brace as Brazil beat Ghana in friendly

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Richarlison netted a first half brace as Brazil cruised to victory against Ghana in their penultimate friendly ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos opened the scoring after eight minutes to add to Richarlison double as the South Americans defeated Ghana in Le Havre.

The Selacaos got off to a bright start with Richarlison getting the first chance after just four minutes, but the Tottenham forward missed by inches wide.

Former GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi believes Brazil will win the World Cup

Kwesi Nyantakyi believes Brazil are favourites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup following their rich run of form in recent times.

The Selacaos defeated Ghana 3-0 in a friendly during the international break. Richarlison scored a brace to add to Marquinhos early header.

Nyantakyi, who was speaking to Kick TV GH, assessed the Black Stars team as he tipped Brazil for success in Qatar.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.