RWANDA has not moved in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking released yesterday from FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
Rwanda remains 134th in the world with 190 points. Rwanda is ranked fifth in East Africa after Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania and Kenya respectively.
The low ranking is as a result of the performances in the Africa Nations’ Cup qualifying campaign where Rwanda’s Amavubi Stars is placed bottom of the group H with three points after four rounds of matches played.
Cote d’Ivoire, who faces Rwanda in September in the penultimate qualifier, is Africa’s top ranked team in the world, followed by Egypt at 14th and 34th positions respectively.
Following their 3-0 final win over Paraguay, champions Uruguay (5th, up 13) not only moved back into the top ten but also achieved their best-ever position.
Finalists Paraguay also moved up six places to 26th, while defeated semi-finalists Peru (25th, up 24) and Venezuela (40th, up 29) were the biggest movers in the top 100.
Despite also making an early exit from the Copa America, Brazil have gone up one place (4th, up 1), but still have ground to make up on the leading trio of Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.