- Brazil stay on top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking
- Newly crowned world champions Argentina move to second
- Morocco the year’s highest climbers
Ghana has dropped from their previous position in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday, 22nd December 2022.
The Black Stars, who exited from the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar in the group stage have dropped to the 58th position in the world and 11th position in Africa (CAF) with 1400.02 points.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has just crowned a new champion in Argentina (2nd, plus 1), but that has not stopped Brazil (1st, – ) from staying out front in the last FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking of the year (add link). A Seleção holds a narrow lead over La Albiceleste, who would have jumped ahead of their neighbours and rivals had they beaten France (3rd, plus 1) in last Sunday’s World Cup final in normal or extra time.
Unlucky losers, Les Bleus may have lost their world crown but they are back in the top three. Dropping out of it is Belgium (4th, minus 2), after they failed to reach the knockout phase at Qatar 2022. England (5th, – ) completes the top five.
On the back of their respective runs to the last four of the World Cup, Croatia (7th, plus 5) and Morocco (11th, plus 11) have both made spectacular jumps up the Ranking. The Atlas Lions are the year’s highest climbers, in fact, having collected no fewer than 142 points over the last 12 months.
Similarly, Australia (27th, plus 11) and Cameroon (33rd, plus 10) have World Cup performances to thank for their climbs of 11 and 10 places respectively, while Saudi Arabia (49th, plus 2), who beat Argentina in the group phase in Qatar move into the top 50, as do Burkina Faso (50th, plus 4).
In total, seven teams have risen by more than ten places in the Ranking since December 2021: Gambia (126th, plus 24), Morocco (11th, plus 17), Costa Rica (32nd, plus 17), Cameroon (33rd, plus 17), Equatorial Guinea (98th, plus 16), Indonesia (151st, plus 13) and Cuba (168th, plus 11).
Below are the first 10 Countries in the World Ranking:
- Brazil 1840.77points
- Argentina 1773.88 Points
- France 1759.78 Points
- Belgium 1781.71 Points
- England 1774.19 points
- Netherlands 1740.92 points
- Croatia 1727.62 points
- Italy 1723.54 Points
- Portugal 1702.56 Points
- Spain 1692.71 Points
Below are the first 15 African Coca/Cola rankings released by FIFA today, 22nd December 2022:
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Burkina Faso
- South Africa
- Cabo Verde
- Congo DR