FIFA ranking: Black Stars stagnant at 60th despite recent losses
FIFA ranking: Black Stars stagnant at 60th despite recent losses

FIFA ranking: Black Stars stagnant at 60th despite recent losses to USA & Mexico

Despite recent losses to the USA and Mexico during the international break, position of the Ghana's men's national team in the October 2023 FIFA World Rankings remains steady. 

The rankings, which were revealed on Thursday, October 26 on FIFA’s official website, show that the Black Stars continue to hold the 60th spot globally and maintain their position as the 11th best-ranked team in Africa.

These rankings (below) mirror the positions held by Chris Hughton’s team in the September rankings. 

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Global FIFA ranking

No fewer than 165 international matches were contested earlier this month.

However, there were no changes in the top three with Argentina (1st) maintaining a healthy lead over their closest challengers, France.

Meanwhile, Les Bleus have cemented their grip on second place, extending the gap between themselves and Brazil (3rd). 

After being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Venezuela and succumbing to a 2-0 defeat away to Uruguay, A Seleção now have England (4th) breathing down their necks.

Belgium continue to round out the top 5, but will also be looking over their shoulders, with a resurgent Portugal (6th, up 2) knocking on the door. 

Like their Iberian neighbours, Spain (8th, up 2) have also made strides – they are now hot on the heels of the Netherlands (7th). 

Next up come Italy (9th) and Croatia (10th, down 4), with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ runners-up clinging on to their spot in the top ten despite their recent setbacks.

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