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FIFA Rankings: Uganda improves to 69th in the world

Uganda Cranes has improved by three places to 69th in the latest Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA)/ Coca cola rankings released on 14th July 2016 at the home of the global football body in Zurich, Switzerland.

Uganda Cranes now have 522 points and sit 15th on the African continent.

In the last one month, Uganda played two international matches.

The first was the 2-0 loss to Zimbabwe in the international build up played at the Rufaro stadium in Harare City.

Then that historic 2-1 away win to the Botswana Zebras in the June 3rd AFCON 2017 qualifier played at the Francistown Sports Complex.

Still Best in CECAFA Region:

Uganda still maintains the top status quo in the entire CECAFA region,

Kenya moves 43 places to 86th, Rwanda falls by eight places to 111th (334 points), Tanzania improves by 13 places to 123rd (300 points), Burundi goes up by seven places to 125th (297 points) as Ethiopia falls to 132nd (270 points), Sudan falls by 14 places to 142nd (229 points) and South Sudan climbs four places to 153rd on 197 points.

Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti share the joint 205th spot.

Uganda’s opponents in AFCON 2017 qualifiers:

Burkina Faso remains 73rd with 487 points, Botswana who recently lost 2-1 to South Africa drops two places to 89th on 378 points.

Comoros, Uganda’s opponents in the 3rd September 2016 decider better their performance to 155th with 191 points.

Top Seven in the World:

Argentina (1585 points), Belgium (1401), Colombia (1331), Germany (1319) and Chile (1316) occupy the respective top positions of the world best footballing countries.

Newly crowned European champions of the 2016 edition, Portugal climb two places to sixth while France is seventh.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 11th August 2016.

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