Uganda Improves in Latest FIFA Rankings

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In short
Uganda is now ranked 85th in the whole world with 409 points, after climbing 9 places from the 93rd position last month. The improvement was partly based on the Cranes’ 4-0 humiliating victory over Congo Brazzaville and the 1-all draw against Senegal among others.

The Cranes’ recent performance against Congo Brazzaville and Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup qualifiers respectively has earned Uganda better placing in the World FIFA rankings released today.

Uganda is now ranked 85th in the whole world with 409 points, after climbing 9 places from the 93rd position last month. The improvement was partly based on the Cranes’ 4-0 humiliating victory over Congo Brazzaville and the 1-all draw against Senegal among others.

Just below Uganda is Angola with 407 points followed by Burkina Faso in the 87th position. Uganda remains top in the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) region with Sudan coming next in the 105th position and Ethiopia in the 119th place. Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania are ranked 125th, 126th and 127th respectively followed by Burundi who are 136th.

Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti are the worst performers in the region with less than 50 points. Djibouti in the 196th position has only 24 points, Somalia 43 points and Eritrea 45 points only.

Meanwhile, Spain who defended their European Cup title on Sunday maintained top position, while Germany is second. The other top ranked countries in their order include; Uruguay, England, Portugal, Italy, Argentina, Netherlands, Croatia, Denmark, Brazil, Greece, Russia and France.