Black Stars now 20th on ranking table

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Ghana drop down one place to 20th in the March edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released Thursday which revealed very few changes.The Black Stars who will resume their qualifying campaign for 2014 FIFA World Cup later this month with a home match against Sudan have been leapfrogged by Belgium.Despite the drop, Ghana now have 883 points, thus gaining 18 points more.Kwesi Appiah’s team are still ranked the second-best side on the African continent behind Ivory Coast. Mali are third on the African ranking table.New African champions, Nigeria are fourth.The top three in the World rankings remained unchanged as champions, Spain cling onto the number one spot ahead of Germany and Argentina. A total of 18 ‘A’ international matches were taken into account for the March edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Virtually all of the games in recent weeks have been played in the AFC, with 15 of the 18 games being AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers.

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