FIFA Rankings: Kenya Move 7 Places up, Argentina Topple Germany


In a busy month that saw them play five international matches, Kenya national football team have gone seven places up in the latest Fifa World Rankings.

Harambee Stars played two matches in Rwanda to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 1994 genocide, where they shared a barren draw with the hosts before beating South Sudan 2-0.

Immediately after, they remarkably held Congo Brazzaville 1-1 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Their fourth match saw them lose 2-0 away to Ethiopia in an African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifier, before being held to a barren draw in the return leg.


Kenya are ranked 34th in Africa. Neighbours Uganda remain the top-ranked side in East Africa at position 19 (73 in the world), Rwanda are a spot behind Uganda at position 20 in Africa, followed by Sudan (23), Ethiopia (29), Kenya (34), Tanzania (42), and South Sudan (51).

Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia, and Senegal occupy the top five standings in Africa.

Best and worst

Central African Republic were the worst movers having dropped 29 places to position 170 in the world while Belize were the best movers clawing up 37 places to position 118 in the world.

La Albiceleste on top

Meanwhile Argentina overtook 2014 World Cup winners Germany to become the number one ranked nation, despite losing the Copa America final Chile.

Chile, winners of Copa America for the first time in its 99-year history moved into 11th spot as a result.

Also winners from the July rankings are Romania (8), England (9) and Wales (10) who cracked the top 10, while Spain (down 2 spots to 12), Uruguay (down 5 spots to 13) and France (down 13 spots to 22) were the ones to fall out.

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