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Uganda Leaps 13 Spots In FIFA Rankings

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Milutin Sredojevic’s charges moved to 466 points after the 1-0 win over the Lone Stars of Liberia and the 2-1 last-minute victory over the Negro Palancas of Angola both at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Uganda is the highest ranked nation in the CECAFA region. Ethiopia is 95th on 381 points, Burundi 120th on 273 points, Tanzania 121st on 271 points, Kenya is 123rd on 264, Rwanda 134th on 233 points while South Sudan is ranked 198th in the world with only 20 points.

Ivory Coast maintained their 13th position and the continent’s highest ranked nation for the month with 1009 points.

Brazil also leapt 13 places to ninth after their stunning victory over Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup final last Sunday.

However, Spain held on to top spot ahead of Germany while Colombia climbed four places to a personal best of third thanks to some impressive performances in the World Cup qualifiers.

FIFA took into account, 16 FIFA Confederations Cup games, 89 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 29 friendlies.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 8 August 2013 within which Uganda will have faced neighbours Tanzania twice and a host of friendlies before the do or die Senegal-Uganda World Cup qualifier in Casablanca, Morocco on September 22.

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