Football: Uganda drops a place in FIFA rankings


The Uganda Cranes has dropped a place according to the latest Coca-cola FIFA rankings released on Wednesday, April 7th.

Uganda was in the 83rd position in February but now falls to 84th in the current world rankings while they. They are now 17th in Africa with 1286.76 points.

This drop follows the team’s poor show at the recently concluded AFCON 2021 qualifiers where they finished third in group B, behind Burkina Faso and Malawi and Consequently failed to make it to a third consecutive AFCON final in Cameroon.

Uganda drew goalless with Burkina Faso at home and lost to Malawi away in their last two group stage games that were all played in March.

Despite the fall, Uganda remains the best ranked in the CECAFA region followed by Kenya who are now 102nd (world). Sudan (123rd), Rwanda (129th), Tanzania (137th), Ethiopia (140th), Burundi( 142nd), South Sudan (169th), Djibouti (183rd), Somalia ( 197th) and Eritrea( 203rd) follow in that order.

The biggest movers are Guinea-Bissau (No. 108, plus-11), and Namibia (No. 111, plus-10).

The top six remain unchanged with Belgium keeping afloat, ahead of France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain with Italy jumping three places to No. 7. Argentina and Uruguay each slipped one spot to No. 8 and 9, respectively, while Denmark moved up two spots to No. 10.

The next FIFA/Coca-cola World Rankings will be published on 27th May 2021.

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