Vietnam football team up in world football rankings

Friday, 2016-11-25 20:34:20
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NDO—Vietnam’s national men’s football team have climbed seven steps to 129th in the latest FIFA rankings, which were released on November 24.

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

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

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

Argentina, Brazil and Germany lead the rankings.