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Latest FIFA Rankings Announced, Rwanda Improves One Slot

by Bonnie Mugabe
1:47 pm

Rwanda’s Amavubi has improved to 137 in the latest FIFA Rankings

The latest FIFA rankings have been announced, with Rwanda improving once slot to 137 globally and 36th in Africa.

Rwanda’s Amavubi team were last in action early this month when they played a 1-all draw against Guinea Conakry in the 2019 Afcon qualifier staged in Huye District.

Striker Jacques Tuyisenge bagged a brace for Rwanda but a 95th-minute equalizer by former France international Geoffrey Kondogbia ensured Central African Republic shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 draw in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday 19th November. The draw against CAR came after Rwanda held Guinea 1-1 last month.

Across the region, Uganda improved four positions to 75 to lead the Cecafa region followed by Kenya who are ranked 105th while Sudan improved eight places to 127.

In Africa, Senegal has overtaken Tunisia as Africa’s highest-ranked team, sitting in 23rd spot.

Meanwhile, Belgium has stayed at the top of the ranking despite losing their final game of the year 5-2 to Switzerland.

Roberto Martinez’s men appear just a single point ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup champions France, while Brazil complete the top three.

Croatia remained in fourth position ahead of England, while Portugal climbed above Uruguay into sixth place.

Switzerland, Spain and Denmark complete the top 10, while traditional football powerhouses Argentina follow in 11th, Netherlands in 14th and Italy in 18th spot.

In other highlights from the November rankings, Sudan made the biggest move after climbing eight positions to place 127th in the world rankings, while Russia suffered its worst drop, after losing seven positions to place 48th.

FIFA world rankings (October positions in parentheses)

1. Belgium (1)

2. France (2)

3. Brazil (3)

4. Croatia (4)

5. England (5)

6. Portugal (7)

7. Uruguay (6)

8. Switzerland (8)

9. Spain (9)

10. Denmark (10)

Top 10 African teams:

23. Senegal (25)

26. Tunisia (22)

40. Morocco (47)

44. Nigeria (44)

49. DR Congo (46)

51. Ghana (52)

55. Cameroon (51)

56. Egypt (58)

61. Burkina Faso (57)

64. Mali (66)

Top 5 CECAFA teams:

75. Uganda (71)

105. Kenya (105)

127. Sudan (135)

137. Rwanda (138)