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Rwanda Up Two Places In Latest FIFA Rankings

by Bonnie Mugabe
6:38 pm

Amavubi team players seen in drills under the tutelage of former Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey

Despite not playing any FIFA friendly match since their Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) 2018 tournament held in Tanger, Morocco, Rwanda’s Amavubi team has moved two places up in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday to sit at 112th.

With 298 points, Rwanda is ranked 31st on the African continent and third in the Cecafa region, coming behind who improved one position to 105th and leaders Uganda who remained static in 78thposition.

Elsewhere across the region, Sudan improved one slot to 117th, Ethiopia dropped two places to 137th, Burundi improved one slot to 142 while Tanzania remained at 146.

On the continental rankings, there was no change in the African top four with Tunisia, Senegal, DR Congo and Morocco retaining their best-placed status at 23rd, 27th, 29th and 42nd place in the world.

Following a quiet period with hardly any international games, not many positions have changed in the ranking.

However, it seems this could be the silence before the storm as there will be several high profile clashes in the upcoming international break starting next week. Germany, for example, will face Spain, while Argentina play Italy before facing Spain as well.

Portugal and Argentina follow in third and fourth place, before Belgium complete the top five. Poland were the only movers among the 10 highest ranked nations, climbing to joint sixth place alongside Spain.

Switzerland, France and Chile complete the top 10, while traditionally strong nations such as Italy (14), England (16) and the Netherlands (21) all sit outside the top-ranked nations.

All this, however, is expected to change over the next ranking as the FIFA friendly match window opens on March 19.