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FIFA Rankings: Uganda now 72nd

The latest FIFA/Coca Cola rankings were released on Thursday, 7th April 2016 at the home of global football, Zurich in Switzerland.

Uganda Cranes is now ranked 72nd (with 491 points) from the previous ranking of 68th.

Group D 2017 AFCON Countries:

Burkina Faso (469 points) is below Uganda in the 75th, Botswana (91st) and Comoros at 159th.

CECAFA Region:

Uganda maintains the top status quo in the region. Rwanda is 87th, Kenya (112th), Burundi (122nd), Ethiopia ( 123rd) Tanzania (130th) and South Sudan (155th).

Algeria is Africa’s best in the 33rd position as Cote D’Voire is 34th with 738 points.

There is a wave of change at the summit with Argentina now on 1531 points overtaking Belgium at the top.

La Albiceleste’s recent performances in World Cup qualifying have helped them end Belgium’s five-month-long reign at the summit of football’s world ranking which began when the Red Devils snatched pole position from Argentina back in November 2015.

Close behind, Chile move into third (up two places), Colombia fourth (up four) and Uruguay jump to ninth (up two) to strengthen the South American grip on the top ten.

Celebration of firsts
A few teams are celebrating having registered their best-ever positions on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

Congratulations go to Chile (3rd, up two), Hungary (18th, up one), Northern Ireland (26th, up two), St Kitts and Nevis (92nd, up 29), Chad (97th, up 30), Kyrgyzstan (100th, up five), Guinea-Bissau (102nd, up 45), Belize (114th, up five), Philippines (116th, up 19) and Comoros (159th, up 14).

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 5th May 2016.

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes players walk to the field of play in a previous match


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