Vietnam up in FIFA rankings hinh anh 1Vietnamese players celebrate scoring in a match at the Southeast Asia Football Championship. (Source: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s national men’s football team has risen seven places to 129th in the latest FIFA rankings released on November 24.


Vietnam remains in second place in Southeast Asia, followed by Thailand, just one place behind, and Malaysia, who are 27 places below. The Philippines still leads the region in 117th.


Vietnam jumped up the rankings thanks to victories at the ongoing Southeast Asia Football Championship. The country beat hosts Myanmar 2-1 in the opening game and Malaysia 1-0 in its second game.


These victories plus the 3-2 victory over Indonesia in a friendly on November 8 helped move Vietnam up the table.

Iran is Asia’s top team, followed by the Republic of Korea and Japan.


Argentina, Brazil and Germany lead the rankings.-VNA