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Uganda Drops In Latest FIFA Ranking

Uganda has dropped to 72nd place in the latest Federation of International Football Associations FIFA rankings.
Uganda Cranes team ahead of the 2017 Afcon qualifier against Burkina Faso.
Uganda has dropped to 72nd place in the latest Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) rankings.

The rankings released at the headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday indicate that Uganda dropped by five places to 72 with 491 points, but still remained top in the Cecafa region. The recent 1-0 loss and 0-0 draw with Burkina Faso in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers explain Uganda's drop.

Rwanda who reached the quarter finals of the 2015 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) that they hosted are second in the Cecafa region and 87th in the world. Kenya are ranked third in Cecafa region, while Burundi and Ethiopia are fourth and fifth respectively.

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Champions Cote d'Ivoire are ranked 34th, while Algeria who reached the knock out stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil remain the best ranked African country at number 33.

Argentina are now the top ranked nation with 1532 points, while Belgium dropped to second place. World Cup holders Germany dropped by three places to fifth place. Chile and Colombia are ranked third and fourth respectively. The Republic of China improved by 15 places to 81.

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