Uganda drops to 73rd in Fifa rankings


Uganda has dropped two slots in the latest FIFA rankings released on 9th July 2015 from the federation headquarters in Zurich- Switzerland.

From the prior 71st position in the previous month, Uganda has dropped two slots from the latest July rankings and now lies 73rd with 467 points.

Despite the decline in the Fifa’s pecking order, Uganda still remains the best ranked nation in the CECAFA region.

Surprisingly, there has been a rise in other CECAFA member countries like Rwanda Sudan and Kenya who are ranked 78th, 90th and 116 in the world respectively with Tanzania another CECAFA member  dropping 12 slots to be currently ranked 139th.

Elsewhere, Uganda’s 2017 AFCON qualifiers opponents Burkina Faso has also lost a slot from the then 71st position to be currently ranked 72nd while Botswana in the group declined 9 slots from 111 position to the 120th position.

In the same group it was only Comoros who have risen 3 slots to be currently ranked 187 in the world.

Algeria remains the highest ranked nation on the continent in 19th while Argentina, Germany, Belgium, Colombia and Netherlands make the top five.

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