Uganda Drops, Rwanda Improves In FIFA Rankings

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In short
Uganda has dropped to 70th place in the latest FIFA ranking.

Uganda has dropped by eight places in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the rankings Uganda is now in 70th place with 503 points.


The fall in position and points is attributed to the recent performance in the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) where the Uganda Cranes failed to make it out of the group stage when they drew with Mali and Zimbabwe, but lost to Zambia.


Despite the fall Uganda remained top in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) region with Rwanda climbing to second place and 85th in the world. Rwanda reached the quarter final stage at the 2016 CHAN event which will climax with the finals on Sunday.


Vincent Nzamwita, the Rwanda FA President told URN at the Serena Hotel on Thursday that he is happy with the improvement of his team in the rankings and also their good show at the CHAN competition.

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African champions Cote d'Ivoire who remain the best ranked in the continent dropped by six places to 33, while Algeria and Ghana also dropped to 36th and 41st respectively.


Belgium maintained their top position, while Argentina are second and Spain third. World Cup champions Germany are in fourth place.