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Uganda Cranes drop in September 2018 FIFA rankings

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Football governing body FIFA has released the monthly rankings for September today with Uganda dropping by one place to position 83.

The Cranes now have a total of 1291 points, and remain placed at 17th in Africa. The drop comes after failing to beat Tanzania in the 2019 Afcon qualifier at Mandela National stadium.
However, Uganda still remains the best country in East Africa with neighbours Kenya at 107, Tanzania at 140, Burundi (148) and Rwanda at 137.

The top five countries in Africa are; Tunisia (23), Senegal (25), Congo DR (40), Morocco (45) and Nigeria (48).
Belgium have climbed to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, alongside 2018 FIFA World Cup winners France, which means that the top spot is currently being shared for the first time in the table’s 25-year history.

Brazil, Croatia and Uruguay complete the top five countries in the world.
Ukraine was the best mover, moving up by 6 places to 29th, while Ghana fell hardest, also dropping by 6 places to 51.

The new version developed by FIFA was named “SUM” as it relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the World Ranking.

The points which are added or subtracted are partially determined by the relative strength of the two opponents, including the logical expectation that teams higher in the ranking should fare better against teams lower in the ranking.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be released on 25 October 2018.

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