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Ghana’s position unchanged on FIFA rankings, Netherlands dethrones Spain

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Ghana is still sitting on the 36th position in world football and third in Africa, according to the latest FIFA rankings released today Wednesday August 24, 2011.

Even though Ghana gained additional 30 points from 696 points in the last rankings in July to 726 points, it could not up its position as Ivory Coast and Egypt are still ahead securing the first and second positions on the African continent.

Meanwhile, the Oranje team of Netherlands has ended Spain’s reign of more than a year at the summit to claim top spot for the first time ever on the rankings.

According to the world football governing body FIFA, the Netherlands profited from Spain’s defeat by Italy – in a friendly that cost the world and European champions valuable points – to become only the seventh team (after Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) to sit atop the global ladder.

The Dutch had 1596 points as against Spain’s 1563.

By Ekow Quandzie

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