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18.04.2007 Football News

Ghana'S Black Stars Fall in this month's Coca Cola FIFA Rankings (BY DILASO).

- Ghana'Black Stars have dropped nine places on this month's Coca Cola FIFA ranking released on Wednesday. The Stars slipped from the 19th spot they occupied last month to 28th, after losing 0-1 to former World Champions, Brazil in Stockholm, Sweden.
The African World Cup debutantes, who made the round of 16 with victories over Czech Republic and the USA occupied an all time high ranking of 19th before the latest release.

The Ghanaians, before the Brazil game, drew one all away with Austria.

This is the second time in four months that the team has been ranked at same position.

Ghana finished the year 2006 on 28.

The Stars dropped two places on the African ladder. Ranked second behind Cameroon last month, Ivory Coast and Nigeria overtook Ghana in the current rankings. The West Africans became the biggest movers in the ranking after the World Cup when they moved 23 places up, from the 48th position to the 25th.

World champions Italy reclaimed top spot from Argentina.

FIFA's top (last month's ranking in brackets)

1-Italy (2)
2-Argentina (1)
3-Brazil (3)
4-France (4)
5-Germany (5)
6-Netherlands (7)
7-Portugal (8)
8-England (6)
9-Spain (10)
10-Czech Republic (9) .....
13 Cameroon 968 (18) ...
25 Côte d'Ivoire 847 (20)
27 Nigeria 824 (38)
28 Ghana 813 (19)