Uganda slips down in the current edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as Algeria is ranked the best in Africa.
According to fifa.com Uganda is now ranked 72nd (with 491 points) from the previous ranking of 68th though maintains the leading spot in the CECAFA region.
CECAFA Region nations
Rwanda is positioned 87th, Kenya (112th), Burundi (122nd), Ethiopia (123rd) Tanzania (130th) and South Sudan (155th).
Uganda cranes’ mixed performance in the qualification for the 2017 Nations Cup finals in Gabon has been a major factor for Uganda’s slipping four places in the ranking of world football.
Uganda is however the highly ranked country in group D of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers with group leaders Burkina Faso (469 points) below in 75th position, with Botswana (91st) and Comoros at 159th. .
Group D AFCON 2017 standings
Team P W D L GF GA Pts
Burkina 4 2 1 1 3 1 7
Uganda 4 2 1 1 3 1 7
Botswana 4 2 0 2 3 4 6
Comoros 4 1 0 3 2 5 3
Meanwhile there is movement 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 latest rankings were released on Thursday, 7th April 2016 at the home of global football, Zurich in Switzerland.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 5th May 2016.