Rwanda ranked 134 in latest Fifa rankings

Rwanda National football team

RWANDA’S failure to compete in the 2014 Africa Nations Championship [CHAN] has seen the country drop four places in the February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

According to the ranking order, Rwanda dropped down to 134 from 130 with 195 points globally while continently they are ranked at a dismal position 39.

Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes still maintains it’s strangle hold dominance in the region bagging an enviable 18th place continently and 84th internationally.

Ethiopia dropped six places to 101th in the world and 28th in Africa while Kenya moved one slot to 108th in the world and 31st in the World.

Tanzania, Sudan and Burundi come ahead of Rwanda, being ranked at 116th, 123rd and 124th respectively.

In  Africa, Yaya Toure’s Cote d’ Ivoire still remains the top seed followed by Algeria, Cape Verde Islands, Ghana and Egypt in that order.

Spain, Germany and Argentina retained first, second and third places respectively, while Switzerland (6th, up 2) leapfrogged Uruguay (7th, down 1) and Italy (8th, down 1).

Meanwhile, Protugal ranked fourth swapped spots with Columbia who dropped to fifth with Brazil moving up to ninth while Netherlands dropped down to tenth.

Of the 40 friendlies, 28 took place as part of the African Nations Championship 2014 (CHAN) in South Africa.

It was the third edition of this tournament, in which only players who play in the national championships in their respective countries are eligible to participate.

Very little has changed in the composition of the top 50: Paraguay ranked 49th are new members of the group at the expense of Mali, bringing the number of South American teams in the top 50 up to nine and the number of African teams down to eight.

In total, 55 internationals have been taken into account so far this year. The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 13 March 2014.

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