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Uganda Rise High In FIFA Rankings

Uganda’s Senior Men National Team, The Uganda Cranes has climbed four places in the FIFA World Rankings.

The rankings which are based on the National matches played, see the Cranes rise from 83rd to 79.

The rankings were released on Thursday, October 25. Uganda had dropped a place, in the recent rankings released last month.

Uganda now have 1306 (1305.86) points, an increment from 1291.

This, can be attributed to the Cranes’ double header victory over Lesotho recently.

Miya scoring at Namboole from the spot

It should be remembered that Uganda beat up on Lesotho 3-0 in Namboole before Miya dropped a brace for the 2-0 victory in Maseru.

The victory (s) left Uganda just a point away from their return to the Africa Cup of Nations. Uganda will play Cape Verde on November before visiting Tanzania in March next year.

CECAFA region sides Kenya rose two places to 105. Tanzania also rose four places to 136. Rwanda drops a place to 138. Burundi rise six places to 142.


AFCON group L sides Lesotho drops four places to 149 and Cape Verde drops a place to 68 as a result.

Uganda Cranes Team That Started The Game Against Lesotho. Courtesy Photo

It should be noted that Uganda’s highest rank was 62nd (on January 2016) and the lowest is 121st (July 2002).

Last month, Belgium joined France in becoming the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking’s first-ever joint leaders. However, the Red Devils (Belgium) are in sole possession of top spot.

Tunisia (22), Senegal (25), Nigeria (44), Congo DR (46) and Morocco (47) are the top five ranked teams on the continent.

France, Brazil, Croatia and England join Belgium to complete the top five. Uruguay, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark seal the top ten.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 29 November 2018.

Belgium (unchanged)

Moves into top 10

Moves out of top 10

Matches played in total

Most matches played
Palestine, Philippines, Tajikistan (4 matches each)

Biggest move by points
Zimbabwe (up 24 points)

Biggest move by ranks
Gibraltar (up 8 ranks)

Biggest drop by points
Congo DR, Mozambique (down 24 points each)

Biggest drop by ranks
Mozambique (down 9 ranks)

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