Latest FIFA Ranking : Ghana Ranked 2nd In Africa

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Ghana has been ranked the second best team in Africa in the current FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

Ghana obtained 749 points to place 35th in the world and second in Africa ahead of  Ivory Coast, Senegal and Egypt.

Algeria is placed 32nd in the world and still maintained their position as the best team in Africa.

Argentina obtained 1585 points to place first on the rankings followed by Belgium, Colombia and Germany in that order.

The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football .The teams of the men’s national football teams, football’s world governing body, are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.

The rankings were introduced in December 1992, and eight teams (Argentina, Belgium Brazil, France,Germany ,Italy, Netherlands and Spain) have held the top position, of which Brazil have spent longest ranked first.

A points system is used, with points being awarded based on the results of all FIFA-recognised full international matches. Under the existing system, rankings are based on a team’s performance over the last four years, with more recent results and more significant matches being more heavily weighted to help reflect the current competitive state of a team.

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