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Kenya drop three places in FIFA rankings

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Harambee Stars players led by defender David 'Calabar' Owino jostling for the ball against Congo players during a 2017 AFCON Qualifier.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.
Harambee Stars players led by defender David ‘Calabar’ Owino jostling for the ball against Congo players during a 2017 AFCON Qualifier.PHOTO/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15 – Kenya’s Harambee Stars has dropped three places to sit 91st in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Stars did not pick any win in the two matches played in the month of August/September, playing to a goalless draw away to Uganda Cranes before settling for a 1-1 draw with Zambia in their final 2017 African Cup of Nations Qualifier.

The Chipolopolo dropped one place to 92nd while Uganda who broke a 38-year wait to qualify for the Nations Cup two weeks ago remain the best placed East African country despite having stuck at 65th, just one spot behind former African giants Nigeria.

Rwanda have risen massively, moving 14 places up to 107th after picking a 1-1 draw in their AFCON qualifier away to Ghana early this month.

Neighbors Tanzania have dropped eight places to 132nd while Sudan have gone up six spots to 135th.

Ivory Coast, the African champions are now the best placed side in the continent country after moving two places up to 34th with Algeria dropping from the apex  after moving down three places to 35th.

Worldwide, Germany has moved into the top three after climbing a spot up, swapping places with Colombia who are now fourth.

The status quo was maintained at the top with Argentina and Belgium still ranked first and second respectively.

A rejuvenated Brazil, under new coach Tite, moved into joint fourth place thanks to victories against Colombia and Ecuador in World Cup qualifiers.

Bolivia were the highest climbers, going 35 places up to 75th followed by Malawi who moved 28 places up to 99th while the Faroe Islands moved 24 places up to 11th, same as the Dominican Republic who are now 114th.

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