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Uganda Cranes has slipped a massive 8 places as per the latest Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Rankings released on Wednesday, 7th June 2018.

[/media-credit] Some of the Uganda Cranes players with the head coach Sebastien Desabre during the training at Lugogo before departure to Niger Credit: FUFA Media

Uganda is now 82nd out of the 210 World footballing countries with 403 points.

The fall is attributed to the two recent losses away to Central African Republic and Niger where Sebastien Desabre’s men lost 1-0 and 2-1 respectively during the three nation tournament.

Consequently, Niger climbs by 6 places to 103rd with 323 points and Central African Republic jumps seven places  to 108th with 303 points.

Regardless of the fall, Uganda remains the best ranked country in the CECAFA region.

Kenya fell by a slot to 112th with 291 points.

There is a one place drop for Sudan (128th), 13 place fall by Rwanda (136th), Tanzania drops three places to 139th and Burundi drops by two places to 148th.

South Sudan climbs one place to 156th (132 points).

Horn of Africa country Djibouti improves by one place to 197th with 32 points.

Eritrea and Somali each have a point, sharing the joint 206th last position alongside Turks & Caicos Islands, Anguilla, Bahamas and Tonga.

Africa’s best ranked country, Tunisia falls seven places to 21st on 910 points.

Meanwhile, Germany maintains the number one place with 1558 points, second placed Brazil has 1431 points.

Belgium, Portugal, Argentina, Switzerland, France, Poland, Chile and Spain complete the respective top ten footballing countries.

By and large, Azebaijan, who climbed by 21 places to 105th, are the best overall movers.

Guyana drops the most places (18) to 182nd with just 73 points.

The next rankings will be released on 19th July 2018.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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  1. Losing to CAR and Niger should not have affected the Cranes if FUFA had bothered to make sure that those games were weighted below Grade A friendlies.

    They should not have carried any weight at all given that the Cranes didn’t take them that seriously.
    But FUFA doesn’t seem to consider such matters though they should.

    Right now it might not affect the Cranes’ because of the scheduling but next time such things can make or break a qualification campaign. Egyptian FA even hire experts to help them game the ranking system.

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