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Uganda, Belgium and Senegal maintain FIFA rankings status

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Th Cranes embarked on field preparations for the Cape Verde fixture in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers next Saturday on November 17.

Despite making it to the last 16 of the Afcon finals after 41 years during the just 2019 edition in Egypt, Uganda did not move any position in the FIFA rankings.

Uganda managed a win, draw and two losses at the tournament won by Algeria but remained 80th in the global rankings released on Thursday.

Newly crowned African champions Algeria were the biggest climbers. The Desert Foxes, who beat Senegal 1-0 to lift the Afcon last week, moved up 28 places up to 40th in the world and fourth in Africa.

Senegal moved up two places to reach 20th in the world – their best ever ranking. Nigeria, who won bronze in Egypt, went up 12 places to 33 on the global list and third in Africa.

Tunisia, the other semi-finalists at the Nations Cup were second in Africa, behind Senegal, but moved down four places to 29th in the world. Surprise quarter-finalists Madagascar were rewarded for their impressive run in Egypt, moving up 12 places to 96th overall.

Benin – who knocked out Morocco in the last-16 – went up six places to 82nd in the world with Morocco also going up six places to 41st in the world and fifth in Africa.

Nations Cup hosts Egypt went up nine spots to make the top 50, moving up to 49th overall. Ghana are just below the Pharaohs in 7th on the African list having maintained their position of 50th in the world.

Belgium remained top of the global standings followed by Brazil, France and England.

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