Uganda Moves Four Places To The Top In The New FIFA Rankings

Uganda Moves Four Places To The Top In The New FIFA Rankings

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By Denis Turyahebwa 

The latest rankings released on Thursday have seen Uganda rise from their 83rd position to the 79th   in the world’s footballing nations.

The rankings are based on the national team’s performance in a given period of time.

Uganda beat their counter parts from Lesotho on a 5-0 aggregate in their group L in a double headed fixture in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

The wins both home and away partly contributed to the rise in the Cranes rankings.

Uganda is now 17th on the African continent.

The rankings have also seen Belgium retain their number one position followed by the 2017 World Cup champions France.

Brazil, Croatia and England are in third, fourth and fifth position respectively whereas Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal have retained their seventh position and Lionel Messi’s Argentina have dropped one position to 12th below Switzerland(8th), Spain(9th),Denmark(10th) and Colombia(11th).

On the African continent, North African giants Tunisia have risen a spot up to lead the rankings whereas the Lions of Senegal have retained their second position.

Nigeria have climbed four positions to third on the continent whereas 2017 AFCON champions Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions have dropped one place to sixth.

In the CECAFA region, Uganda is still leading, followed by Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Rwanda respectively.

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