The Vietnamese national men’s football team finished 92nd globally in the latest FIFA rankings for August, leaving local rivals Thailand far behind and staying atop Southeast Asia.
According to the FIFA rankings, Vietnam gained an additional five points to score a total of 1,261 after securing a place in the final qualifying round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The team led by head coach Park Hang-seo held on to their place as the top team in Southeast Asia, 13th in Asia, and 92nd in the world.
After losing a series of matches during the second Asian qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Thailand dropped 29 points, thereby falling 14 places to 120th in the latest rankings.
Despite their fall, Thailand are the Southeast Asian region’s second best team trailing behind Vietnam. Elsewhere in the region, the Philippines are positioned at 128th in the world, followed by Myanmar at 145th, and Malaysia at 154th.
In Asia, Japan remain the continent’s leading team with 1,529 points, followed by Iran, Australia, the Republic of Korea, and Qatar.
The top five powerhouses in the world are Belgium, Brazil, France, England, and Italy.