Vietnamese women’s footballers train in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam women’s football team dropped one place to finish No 33 in the world ranking for the first quarter of 2017.

The team played no matches in the first three months of the year.

Vietnam is No 7 in Asia and second in the Southeast Asia, ranking behind Thailand which is world No 29.

The team is training in Hanoi to prepare for the 2018 Asian championship, which starts next week here.

Vietnam is in Group D with Myanmar, Iran, Syria and Singapore.

They will compete in a round robin format, with the best contender advancing to the finals.

The tournament will wrap up on April 11.-VNA