UG Cranes

The Uganda Cranes have moved up by one slot in the latest Fifa October football rankings released today.

The Cranes climbed up to 76th position in the world, with a total of 1321 points and are placed 15th in Africa, maintaining the best position in the Cecafa region.

Our next opponents in the 2021 Afcon qualifiers South Sudan are placed at 168 while neighbours Kenya ascended by three slots to 103, Tanzania stagnated at 134, Burundi is at 148 and Rwanda at 133.

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The top five countries in Africa are; Senegal (21), Tunisia (26), Algeria (30), Nigeria (32) and Morocco (39).

The top five in the world remain; Belgium, France, Brazil, England and Portugal.

However, there are changes to the top ten: Spain (6th, +1) and Argentina (8th, +1) swapped places with Uruguay (7th, -1) and Croatia (9th, -1) respectively.

Further down the classification, Denmark (13th, +3), Algeria (30th, +5), Paraguay (35th, + 5), Morocco (39th, +4), Scotland (45th, +4), and Hungary (47th, +5) all progressed, with the Magyars breaking into the Top 50 at the expense of Bosnia and Herzegovina (51, -1).

The biggest climber this month was Malta (180th, + 6), who jumped six places courtesy of victories over Gibraltar (195th, unchanged) and Latvia (142nd, -5) and a draw with Andorra (145th, -8). Also worthy of note is the progress of Ecuador (60th, +4), Panama (77th, +4) and Israel (88th, +5).

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 26 November 2020.

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