Rwanda Focus (Kigali)

17 January 2013

Rwanda: Amavubi Drop in Latest Fifa Rankings

Rwanda's disappointing show in last month's Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup has taken a serious toll on their position in the latest Fifa rankings.

After losing to Tanzania (2-0) at the quarter-final stage, the Wasps have dropped three places to 137 and are 40th on the continent, making them one of the least ranked sides in the region.

Uganda top the Cecafa charts in 81st place followed by Sudan (100th), Burundi (104th), Ethiopia (110th), Tanzania (124th) and Kenya in 127th place.

Ivory Coast remain the top side in Africa, and an impressive number 14 in the world, while Algeria have clung on to second spot, followed by Mali, Ghana and Zambia.

Libya, Gabon and Central African Republic will all not be at the 2013 Nations Cup, but sit in positions six to eight, with Nigeria and Tunisia rounding out the top 10.

Egypt are the biggest fallers, dropping 13 places in the world rankings and to number 11 in Africa. Recent losses to Ghana and Ivory Coast did not help their cause.

There was no change in the global list with Spain holding on to the top spot ahead of Germany, Argentina, Italy and Colombia. England, Portugal, Netherlands, Russia and Croatia round off the top 10 slots.

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