Women’s football team ranks 36th in FIFA rankings hinh anh 1Vietnam's women national football team. (Photo: tuoitrethudo.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA)Vietnam’s women national football team have jumped one place from 37th to 36th in the FIFA’s third quarter world rankings with a grand total of 1,638 points.

The rise is attributable to the team’s achievements at the Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia in August, where the team reached the quarter finals.

Vietnam is currently ranked 7th in Asia, just behind Thailand who are 28th in the world. 

In Asia, usually dominant Japan surprisingly dropped to second with Australia taking the top spot.

In the overall world rankings, the US remained first with Germany second and Britain taking third.  

On the men’s side, Vietnam continued to top Southeast Asia in October. The team maintained their 102nd position in the world with 1,220 points.

The Philippines is in the second in the region at number 116. Thailand, ranked 121st, places third.

In Asia, Iran took the top spot with 1,478 points (30th in the world), with Australia second, Japan third and the Republic of Korea fourth.

On the global scale, France, with 1,732 points, lost its position at the summit of the rankings to Belgium at 1,733 points. Last month, both nations were ranked 1st with 1,729 points. 

They were followed by Brazil (1,699 points) and Croatia (1,635 points). 

Overall, the top ten of the rankings saw little change compared to September, with Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark remaining at the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th places, respectively.-VNA