The Vietnam national squad climbed up three places to 94th position in the latest FIFA Men's Rankings announced on Thursday.
|Vietnam in the recent match with UAE in the FIFA World Cup qualifying round. — VNA/VNS Photo|
The team gained 13 points to have a total of 1,258.
This ranking comes after the undefeated results of Vietnam in the FIFA World Cup qualifying round held at the Hanoi-based My Dinh National Stadium in November in which Vietnam beat the United Arab Emirates 1-0 and tied goalless with Thailand.
It is the 12th month in a row Vietnam, under the guidance of head coach Park Hang-seo, have ranked in the world’s top 100.
On November 29, 2018, Vietnam rose two steps to rank 100th in the world. This was the first time since December 2011 the team had reached this position.
In the Southeast Asian region, Vietnam continued to place No 1, beating runners-up Thailand by 19 positions. Thailand are at No 113.
In Asia, Vietnam increased two steps to No 13. Japan replaced Iran to take the lead, followed by South Korea, Australia and Qatar.
Belgium, France and Brazil topped the world’s rankings.
After the World Cup qualifying round this month, the team will return to compete in March, 2020. — VNS
The national men football team moved up two places to return to the 97th position in the latest FIFA Men's Rankings announced on October 24.