Uganda has fallen one place in the latest FIFA rankings released on July 17. Uganda, 86 in June is now a place below in 87 with 385 points five less than what they had last month and is ranked number 20 on the continent.
Uganda’s Saturday opponent in the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifier Mauritania has risen four places from 137 to 133 in the world and 41st in Africa.
Ghana, Togo and Guinea are ranked 38 (5), 88 (21) and 51 (7) respectively. The trio are Uganda’s opponents in group E incase the Cranes go past Mauritania.
Despite the fall, the 13 times CECAFA Challenge Cup champions remain the highest ranked nation in the region followed by reigning champions Kenya 95 (24), Tanzania 106 (29), Rwanda 109 (30), Ethiopia 110 (31), Sudan 115 (36), Burundi 126 (39), South Sudan 186 (51), Eritrea 202 (52), Somalia 203 (53) and Djibouti 205 (54) in that order.
World Champions Germany (below) climb to number one spot on 1724 points followed by beaten finalists Argentina in second with Bronze winners Netherlands rising 12 places to 3rd in the World.
2014 World Cup quarter finalists Colombia are 4th after rising four places while Belgium completes the top five after rising six places.
Uruguay (6), Brazil (7), Spain (8), Switzerland (9) and France (10) complete the top ten with 2010 World Cup winners dropping seven spots.
England drop by ten spots to number 20.
The next FIFA rankings will be released on 14, August this year.
FIFA Top 10 Ranked Nations: 1.Germany 2.Argentina 3.Netherlands 4.Colombia 5.Belgium 6.Uruguay 7.Brazil 8.Spain 9.Switzerland 10.France