Ghana still remains Africa's second best side behind Egypt. Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Algeria, Gabon and Cameroon trail Ghana in that order on the continental ranking table.

New world champions, Spain are still in the lead followed by the Netherlands and Brazil.

The rankings are expected to change in September as national teams return to action on the day that this edition.

Fifa has also confirmed that three amendments have been made to the confederation weightings used to determine the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

These weightings are based on results at the last three FIFA World Cups. Following the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, matches over the next four years involving teams from South America, North, Central America and the Caribbean, and Africa will receive a slightly higher weighting: Europe 1.00, South America 1.00 (+0.02), North, Central America and the Caribbean 0.88 (+0.02), Africa 0.86 (+0.01), Asia and Oceania (both 0.85).