Kenya go down by one point in the latest Fifa Rankings

Despite the applaudable form, Kenya has dropped one slot to 88 in the latest Fifa World rankings released on Thursday 9 March.

The Kenyan national team Harambee Stars were ranked was placed 87th in the January and February releases.

In Africa, Kenya are 21st on a table that is led by Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium retained their respective top five positions in the world, with 12 of the top teams not shifting their positions in the period under review.

Meanwhile, neighbours Uganda have improved one slot to rest at 74th place as Tanzania rose one position too to settle at 157.

The country that improved positively most was Suriname , moved up by 9 positions points while Myanmar dropped down  13 (-13)  positions backwards.

The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football. The teams of the member nations of FIFA, football’s world governing body, are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.

A points system is used, with points being awarded based on the results of all FIFA-recognised full international matches.

Under the existing system, rankings are based on a team’s performance over the last four years, with more recent results and more significant matches being more heavily weighted to help reflect the current competitive state of a team.

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