FIFA Ranking: Ghana to 51st with no friendlies

Apr 14, 2018, 12:12
FIFA Ranking: Ghana to 51st with no friendlies

The large number of global fixtures over the last month has led to plenty of changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, including Belgium reaching the top three and six sides attaining their highest-ever position.

Nepal moved three positions up in this month's FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) ranking, which are based on results over a four-year period, as published on this evening. The Egyptians dropped two places from their position in March.

Germany maintained number one position in the world followed by Brazil. The South Africa 2013 African Cup of Nations winners still trailed Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, Morocco and Egypt on the continent.

World Cup holders Germany have retained the top spot after the latest round of worldwide matches while Belgium have climbed to third ahead of the 2018 finals in Russian Federation.

"As we like to think big and do [football] justice, I am presenting a written request signed by CONMEBOL's 10 countries for the 2022 World Cup to be played with 48 teams", the organization's president Alejandro Domínguez said.

Argentina dropped one spot to fifth, Croatia dropped three places to 18th and Iceland dropped to 22nd. Belgium climb to third while Portugal dropped to fourth.

Switzerland, France, Spain, Chile, and Poland make up the top 10 in that order.