Four regional East Africa regional nations remained unchanged, ahead of the 2019 Africa Nations Cup games. Rwanda stayed 136th in the world and 36th in Africa.
Uganda remained 82nd globally and 17th on the continent, Tanzania are 140th in the world and 39th on the continent, while neighboures Kenya also stay put at 112nd in the world and 27th in Africa.
Tunisia remains top of the rankings in Africa in 24th but have dropped by three places worldwide, Senegal moved up to second after improving by three places and are tied with Tunisia at the top of Africa’s rankings.
France have climbed to the summit of a much-changed FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in the first edition of the global ladder since a new ranking formula took effect and Les Bleus became world champions.
Croatia were among the biggest movers after improving by 16 places and are now 4th, England are now 6th while Uruguay are 5th after rising by nine slots.
Other countries that have moved in the top ten include: Uruguay (5th, up 9), England (6th, up 6), and Denmark (9th, up 3)
Argentina (11th, down 6), Chile (12th, down 3) , Germany (15th, down 14) and Poland (18th, down 10) have moved out of the top ten.
The total number of matches played is 116 according the football governing body FIFA. Belgium is the only country to have played most matches nine; the biggest mover by points is was France up by 150 points.
Russia is the biggest climber according to the ranks; by 21 places, meanwhile the biggest drop is has seen Egypt slip 77 points dropping 20 places.