National men’s football team enters FIFA’s top 100 hinh anh 1Members of the Vietnam’s national men’s football team during a practice session on November 29 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s national men’s football team has climbed two spots to find itself on the list of world’s top 100 for this month, according to the latest International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) rankings released on November 29.

With this ranking, the team has fulfilled its target of becoming one of the best 100 in the world set by Korean head coach Park Hang-seo.

However, this is not the best ranking for Vietnam, as they held the 99th position in June 2011 and the 84th place in September 1998.

The team earned three wins and one draw at the ongoing ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018 which has been recognised by FIFA and has received international ranking points for its matches since 2016.

Vietnam also hold the number one place in the Southeast Asian region, followed by the Philippines (globally ranked no. 114), Thailand (118), Myanmar (139), and Indonesia (160).

Belgium top the world rankings, while France, Brazil, Croatia, and England come just behind. –VNA