Vietnam remains in FIFA’s top 100 | Culture – Sports
Hanoi, June 24 (VNA) — Vietnam’s men’s national football team remains in FIFA’s top 100, according to the Vietnam Football Federation.
The Golden Dragons sit 97th in the FIFA rankings with 1,219 points.
A 2-0 win over Afghanistan in a June 1 friendly match saw Vietnam gain 3.46 points. However, this was not enough for the team to move up the rankings as their closest rivals such as Palestine and Kyrgyzstan performed very well in the 2023 Asian Cup Third Qualifier.
Although Vietnam fell one spot from the previous rankings update, they are the only Southeast Asian team in the world top 100. position since November 2018 is considered a very impressive record for the team.
Vietnam still tops Southeast Asia, followed by Thailand and the Philippines. In Asia, Vietnam ranks 17th.
Meanwhile, Thailand maintained their ranking at 111th position as they earned 3.01 points after beating Maldives 3-0 and Sri Lanka 2-0 but lost to Uzbekistan 0-2 in 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers.
The Philippines occupied the 134th position while Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei and Timor Leste ranked 147th, 155th, 158th, 159th, 183rd, 190th and 199th respectively./ .