Members of the Uganda-Cranes-Team-pose for a group photo last year. The Cranes have failed to advance in the FIFA rankings released today

Uganda National football team, The Cranes have managed to remain at position 78 in the latest World Fifa rankings released today, March 15, 2018.

Uganda remains the best placed East African country despite not playing any competitive matches in the last month, and neighbours Kenya have moved one place to 105th while Rwanda settles at 112, five places ahead of Sudan (117).

Tanzania, Uganda’s next opponents in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers also stagnated at position 146.

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Tunisia has remained the best placed African country at 23rd while Senegal is the second best at 27th, DR Congo at third position 39, Morocco at 42 and Egypt completes the top five African countries despite also slumping down one place to 44th.

Azerbaijan was the worst mover, falling 8 slots to 127th while Andorra was the best mover, climbing 7 places to 130th.

The top five remain in their positions, with Germany still on top, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium respectively. Poland (up one) are the only movers in the top 20, having climbed into joint-sixth position alongside Spain.

FIFA rankings are based on the average number of points that a team accumulates over a four-year period. The ranking points in each match are determined by its result, its value and the relative strength of the opponent and their confederation. The system also has a yearly basis depreciation for the value of the matches.

The next Coca-cola FIFA rankings will be released on April 12, 2018.