Vietnamese football players celebrate scoring in a match. (Source:

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s national men’s football team dropped six places to the 139th position in the International Football Federation (FIFA) ranking table, which was released on July 14.

With an additional 226.95 points from the 3-0 win over Singapore on June 6 and the 2-2 draw with Hong Kong on June 3, against the subtraction of 343.14 points from matches in 2012, the team currently has 243 points.

The points place the country in the 21st position in Asia and the third in Southeast Asia after Thailand and the Philippines.

In Asia, the top three places belong to Iran, the Republic of Korea and Japan, respectively.

Globally, Argentina takes the lead, followed by Belgium and Colombia.-VNA