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Uganda Drops In Latest FIFA Ranking

Uganda has dropped by seven places in the latest Coca Cola FIFA ranking.
Uganda Crested Cranes team celebrate a goal.
Uganda has dropped by seven places in the latest Coca Cola FIFA ranking.

The Uganda Cranes qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of  Nations (Afcon) last month, but the recent 1-0 loss to Togo in an international friendly contributed to Uganda's  slip to 72nd place with 500 points.

“We are not worried about the ranking now as we have to concentrate on Afcon and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers,” said head coach Milutin ‘Micho' Sredojevic.

In the rankings released in Zurich on Thursday Uganda still maintained top spot in the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) region with Kenya second after improving by six places to 85th. Rwanda and Ethiopia maintained their places in 107 and 126 respectively, while Burundi slipped to 138th.

African Champions Cote d'Ivoire reclaimed their top spot on the globe when they improved by three places to 31st place, while Senegal and Algeria are also in 32 and 35th places respectively.

Egypt who have been grouped with Uganda in the 2017 Afcon have also improved by seven places to 46th, while Nigeria are in 60th place.

Argentina maintained their top ranking with 1621 points, while World champions Germany moved to second place and Brazil are third. China dropped by six places to 84th place.

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