Rwanda ranked 85th globally, 21st in Africa in Fifa rankings

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RWANDA has maintained its 85th slot in world and 21st in Africa according to the March edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking which was marked by few changes in the top 50, with most teams yet to play in 2016.

Rwanda with 397 points is placed second in Cecafa region behind leaders Uganda who improved three places to 67th in the world and 13th in Africa with 506 points.

Rivals Kenya dropped from the top 100 to 103th an implication of a backward movement of four slots while Tanzania stagnates at 125th.

Ethiopia and Sudan moved four slots and a slot respectively and are now ranked 120th and 135th while South Sudan remain unmoved at 140.

Rwanda’s Group H opponent in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers Ghana remain unmoved 41st Worldwide spot and 4th in Africa, Mozambique improved two places to 100th while Amavubi’s next opponents later this month are ranked 172nd in the World.

In Africa, Cape Verde dislodged Cote d’Ivoire as the best ranked nation on the continent and lies 31st in the world with Cote d’Ivoire (36), Algeria (37), Ghana (41) and Tunisia (47) completed the continent’s top five.

Africa Nations Championship winners DR Congo declined by a slot and are now 59th.

There are no changes at the top of the universe as the top 13 nations all maintain their slots.

Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, Iran and New Zealand held their positions at the top of their respective confederations,, with the only change in leadership at the confederation level this month taking place in CAF.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 7 April 2016.

 

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