Cranes team

Uganda Cranes has dropped two places in the latest Fifa rankings released today by the World’s football governing body.

The drop comes after a 3-0 loss to the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the last group game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Cranes now lie 79th in the world and 16th on the continent.

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Neighbours Kenya also dropped two places to 108, while Tanzania improved by six slots to 131, Burundi came at 136, improving by 2 places after sealing Afcon qualification while Rwanda, the only East African nation to miss out on the 2019 Afcon, dropped by three slots to 138.

The top five countries in Africa are; Senegal (23), Tunisia (28), Nigeria (42), Morocco (45), and Congo DR (46).

While there were 150 games played across the globe during the international period, things remained tight at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as the top three remained unchanged.

Belgium (1st, unchanged) maintain a slender lead – growing it marginally to three points – over (2nd, unchanged). Brazil (3rd, unchanged), however, are looking over their shoulders somewhat as England (4th, up 1) leapfrogged World Cup finalists Croatia (5th, down 1).

Uruguay (6th, up 1) are the only other movers within the top ten, whereas a dramatic win for Germany (13th, up 3) saw them overtake defeated opponents the Netherlands (16th, down 2), as well as Sweden (14th, unchanged) and Chile (15th, down 2).

Israel (84th, up 8) enjoyed the biggest jump of all, followed closely by Guatemala (143rd, up 6) and Tanzania.

Congo DR (46th, up 5) and Ghana (49th, up 3), were the only two sides to breach the top 50, while Kosovo (127th, plus 3) continued their steady climb up the World Ranking.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 14th June 2

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