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FIFA Rankings: Uganda Drop, South Sudan Rise As Top 10 Revealed

Uganda has dropped three places per the FIFA Ranking issued out on November 26.

The team has lowered to 79th, with 1321 points.

This, is largely due to the recent 2021 AFCON Qualifiers where the Cranes suffered a 1-0 defeat to minnows South Sudan in Kenya.

The Cranes had beaten the Bright Stars 1-0 at Kitende.

Uganda’s highest rank came in January 2016 where they attained a 62nd position while their lowest was 152nd in July of 2002.

For their big achievement, South Sudan have climbed five places to 163th.

South Sudan’s best position came in November 2015 (134th) while their lowest was 205th in September 2013.

Uganda’s other two AFCON Group B opponents Burkina Faso and Malawi were unmoved in 58th and 123rd respectively.

East African sides Kenya drops a place to 104 courtesy of their abysmal performances against Cape Verde, Rwanda unmoved in 133rd as Tanzania dropped a place to 135.

Burundi rose 10 places to 138 after a draw and win over Mauritania.

Just like Burundi, Equatorial Guinea also rose 10 places thanks to two victories in double headers over Libya.

Senegal takes the top spot in Africa and are 20th in the World Rankings followed by Tunisia (26) and Algeria (31).

The top six sides in the world, led by Belgium remain static, while Croatia drops out of the top 10 with Mexico and Italy entering the fray.


  1. Senegal – 20 (world rank)
  2. Tunisia – (26)
  3. Algeria – (31)
  4. Nigeria – (35)
  5. Morocco – (35)
  6. Egypt – (49)
  7. Cameroon – (50)
  8. Ghana – (52)
  9. Mali – (57)
  10. Burkina Faso – (58)


  1. Belgium
  2. France
  3. Brazil
  4. England
  5. Portugal
  6. Spain
  7. Argentina
  8. Uruguay
  9. Mexico
  10. Italy
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