Uganda Cranes climb, Egypt slip in latest FIFA Rankings

Uganda Cranes line-up vs. South Sudan in the CHAN 2018 qualifier © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Cranes has climbed by one slot in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday.

The Central and East Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) giants now improves from 74th to 73rd with 464 points.

During the past month, Uganda Cranes qualified for the final round of the CHAN 2018 Qualifiers where they face Rwanda Amavubi Stars. This followed a 5-1 aggregate result against South Sudan over the two legs.

Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes opponents in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Egypt have dropped by one slot from 24th to 25th on 866 points.

Uganda remains the best in the entire CECAFA region.

Rwanda, who are Uganda’s opponents in the CHAN 2018 qualifiers climbs by 8 places to 119th on 260 points.

Other CECAFA countries:

Tanzania slips by 6 places to 120th, same position as Ethiopia who climbed a massive 16 places.

Burundi drops 11 places to 132nd. Sudan improves by 12 places to 152nd.

After losing 5-1 to Uganda Cranes in the return of the CHAN 2018 qualifiers, South Sudan falls by 5 places to 148th.

Djibouti drops by 7 places to 192nd. Horn of Africa nations, Eritrea and Somalia are joint 206th.

Meanwhile, Brazil returns to the summit as the best footballing country on the globe, overtaking Germany.

The next ranking will be released in at the onset of September.

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