Vietnam maintain top spot in Southeast Asia’s football: FIFA hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - FIFA announced the latest world rankings on September 17, with Vietnam remaining the highest-ranked team in Southeast Asia and staying 20 places clear of Thailand, the Nhan dan newspaper reported.

The latest FIFA rankings saw many changes as a series of international matches at the national team level took place in Europe early this month within the framework of the Nations League.

Given that fact, Asian teams also witnessed a slight change in their world rating despite having played no games. Accordingly, Thailand dropped one place to 114th in the world, while Park Hang-seo’s Vietnamese side retained their 94th position with 1,258 points.

In Asia, Vietnam stand at No. 14, six above Thailand. Japan continues to lead the continent as world No. 28 (1,500 points), followed by world No. 30 Iran (1,489).
The next FIFA ranking is scheduled to be released on October 22, with shuffles expected as a series of matches within the frameworks of the Nations League, the Euro 2020 qualifiers and the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup is set to take place./.