Tanzania yapanda nafasi 8 katika viwango vya FIFA

By The Citizen Reporter
Dar es Salaam. The national team, Taifa Stars, has made a huge climb in the Fifa world ranking, moving eight places to now sit on position 119 on the latest ratings released yesterday.Tanzania’s latest heroics against powerhouse countries saw them jump eight spots after gaining 263 points, thus becoming the East Africa’s highest mover.

On the continent, Tanzania sits 33rd while Cote d’Ivoire, the biggest rivals in the group C of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, still reign on top despite falling by one place.Stars next opponent in the qualifiers—Morocco — have also slipped three places to 77th position in the world ranking.

The Kim Poulsen’s men will host Morocco at the 60,000-seater National Stadium next Sunday.Tanzania fell out of the top 100 in 2009 and has since struggled to come back. The nation’s highest ranking was 65th in February 1995. In Cecafa region, Uganda continue to dominate the region even after dropping one place to position 85 while Kenya remained stagnant on 126th spotRwanda slipped two places to 132, Burundi (124, nine down) and Sudan suffered the worst fall following a 23-place plunge to position 127.

The ranking reveals very few changes in the upper reaches, with Spain continuing to hold a comfortable lead at the top over Germany and Argentina.However, Colombia have assumed outright sixth place on the global ladder – a position they shared with Portugal, who drop down a slot.

The main changes are to be found lower down the ranking, as the opening qualifiers for the AFC Challenge Cup 2014 in the Maldives have seen a number of teams earn an impressive number of points. Afghanistan has climbed 48 places to 141st on the back of victories over Sri Lanka (173rd, up 20) and Mongolia (178th, up 3) as well as a draw against Laos (168th, up 5).

The Afghans are now in their best-ever position and have qualified for the AFC Challenge Cup 2014 together with Palestine (150th, up 3) and Myanmar (155th, up 9).

Another team to have gained ground is India (143rd, up 24), even though they have not yet qualified for the Challenge Cup and are now relying on help from other teams in the remaining group matches.
A total of 18 ‘A’ international matches have been taken into account for the March edition.

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Comment by MGAO SIAMINI,P on March 16, 2013 at 15:25

haya kanyaga twende.......

Comment by ANANGISYE KEFA on March 15, 2013 at 16:08

kama arsenal vile rank zinapanda tu bila vikombe.

Comment by ILYA on March 15, 2013 at 15:38

Mbona miaka ya huko nyuma Tanzania ilikuwa inafanya vizuri sana na kushikilia nafasi nzuri kulikoni miaka ya hivi karibuni inashuka sana.Maana nikitizama mwaka 1995 ilikuwa nafasi nzuri sana (70),tofauti na mwaka huu wa 2013 (119)!.Hivi tunarudi hapa tunaweza kusemaje ?!.Tuseme tunasonga mbele au tunarudi nyuma?!.Mi naona tungerudi nyuma ingelikuwa safi sana kuliko kusonga mbele maana tunavyozidi kusonga mbele tunaharibu zaidi,bora tubakie katika misimamo yetu ya huko nyuma miaka ya 1994,1995,1996 mpaka 1997.

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