Fifa rankings: Uganda 71st as Germany dethrones Brazil


Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) rankings indicate an improvement for Uganda from 73rd to 71st.

This is also reflected in the rise on the African continent from 15th to 14th.

Uganda now has 486 points from 464 points.

During the August month, Uganda Cranes played three matches (two in the 2018 CHAN qualifiers and one under 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualification campaign).

Uganda Cranes players and officials acknowledge the fans’ support after the game in Rwanda. The Cranes qualified for CHAN 2018 following a 3-2 aggregate victory.

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Under the CHAN 2018 qualifiers, the Cranes overcame Rwanda 3-0 in the first leg and fell 2-0 during th subsequent return leg.

On 31st August 2017, Uganda Cranes overcame Egypt Pharaohs 1-0 during a group E FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier at the Mandela National Stadium, Kampala.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia opponents:

Egypt (30th) is the best in Africa. Ghana is 52nd and Congo lies 95th.

Performance of CECAFA member nations:

Uganda remains the best in the CECAFA region. Kenya follows on 88th. Rwanda is 118th, Tanzania (125), Burundi (129), Sudan (134), Ethiopia (144), South Sudan (150), Djibouti (185th), Eritrea and Somalia are jointly tied at 206th.

Germany replaced Brazil at the summit as the best footballing country in the world.

The FIFA Rankings are out every month and the next release shall be on 16th October 2017.



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