FIFA rankings: Uganda improves as Brazil dislodges Germany for top spot

FIFA rankings: Uganda improves as Brazil dislodges Germany for top spot

Uganda Cranes improved in the latest FIFA rankings

Uganda has moved up one place in the latest FIFA rankings to the 73rd position with a total of 464 points and remain 15th in Africa, according to the results released today.

The rise comes after the Uganda Cranes 5-1 resounding defeat of South Sudan last month in the CHAN 2018 qualification match.

Neighbors Kenya have moved two places up in latest rankings despite having played no match in the month of July, now at 82nd with 412 points.

Uganda maintains its record of the highly ranked country in East Africa followed by Kenya and Uganda’s next opponents Rwanda at 119 in the world.

Egypt remains the top ranked African nation at 25th in the World followed by DR Congo at 28, Senegal at 31, Tunisia placed 34 and 2017 AFCON champions Cameroon at 35, completing Africa’s top 5.

Meanwhile, Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany who slipped back into second spot. Argentina are third, followed by Switzerland (4) and Poland at 5.

Namibia (136th, up 20), were this month’s biggest climbers while Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island were the worst movers dropping 18 places to 86th.

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.