Rwanda drops further in FIFA rankings
IT looks like Amavubi Stars coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and Ferwafa need to craft quick solutions for the national team in their next few games to avert the continued FIFA poor rankings.
Rwanda has dropped again by six places in the July rankings from 119 to 125 in this month’s Fifa/Coca Cola World rankings released on Wednesday evening in Switzerland.
The slump is largely caused by last month’s poor performances when the national team Amavubi, suffered a 4-0 loss to Algeria in the opening match of the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifier.
Rwanda also lost 2-0 to Libya and 5-0 to Tunisia before drawing with Chad (1-1) in the three international matches played in Tunisia en route to Algeria for the World Cup clash.
Amavubi were then eliminated from African nation’s qualifiers after losing to Nigeria 2-0 and were later held to a 1-1 draw by Benin in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, which means Rwanda is bottom of Group H with a solitary point from two matches.
Uganda tops the Cecafa region, followed by Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, while Burundi is last.
Côte d’Ivoire is the best placed African country in the top ten world ranking with 939 points. The Elephants are ranked 16th in the world, seventeen places ahead of Ghana who are second in Africa.
European champions Spain extended their lead atop of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as Germany unseated Uruguay to go second despite crashing out of the semi-finals of the just concluded European championship which Spain won.
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