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Ghana Ranked 25th Best Side at WorldCup 2014 in Brazil

Ghana has been ranked the 25th best team following the conclusion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Ghana just got a single point when they were eliminated from the group stages.
FIFA released the ranking after the closing game of 20th edition of the tournament which saw Germany beat Argentina 1-0 after extra time to lift her fourth title at the FIFA flagship event.
The Black Stars lost 2-1 to the USA in her opening group fixture, drew 2-2 with eventual winners Germany and lost 2-1 to Portugal in her last game before bowing out of the competition at the end of the group stage.
The 2014 ranking marks a lackluster tournament for the Black Stars who ranked 7th at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after succumbing to Uruguay in the quarter-finals on penalties.
The Black Stars are the 2nd least ranked team among the five African representatives, seven places above Cameroon who sit at the lowest position among all 32 teams at the tournament. Algeria (14th) is the highest ranked African side with 4 points, same points as Nigeria (16th) who sit two places down while Cote d’Ivoire (21st) is the third highest ranked African side with 3 points.
Ghana’s group opponents and world champions, Germany, sit at the summit of the table with 19 points, one point above losing finalists Argentina, while the USA and Portugal occupy the 15th and the 18th positions respectively.
Full ranking:

1 Germany
2 Argentina
3 Netherlands
4 Brazil
5 Colombia
6 Belgium
7 France
8 Costa Rica
9 Chile
10 Mexico
11 Switzerland
12 Uruguay
13 Greece
14 Algeria
15 USA
16 Nigeria
17 Ecuador
18 Portugal
19 Croatia
20 Bosnia Herzegovina
21 Cote d’Ivoire
22 Italy
23 Spain
24 Russia
25 Ghana
26 England
27 South Korea
28 Iran
29 Japan
30 Australia
31 Honduras
30 Cameroon


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