|Vietnam remain the highest-ranked Southeast Asian team in the latest FIFA world rankings.|
Given that fact, Asian teams also witnessed a slight change in their world rating despite having played no games. Accordingly, Thailand dropped one place to 114th in the world, while Park Hang-seo’s Vietnamese side retained their 94th position with 1,258 points.
In Asia, Vietnam stand at no. 14, six above Thailand. Japan continues to lead the continent as world no. 28 (1,500 points), followed by world no. 30 Iran (1,489), world no. 39 Korea Republic (1,464) and world no. 41 Australia (1,457).
With regards to the world’s top ten, Portugal have moved up two places to the no. 5 spot with 1,653 points, after leaders Belgium (1,773), France (1,744), Brazil (1,712) and England (1,664).
The next FIFA ranking is scheduled to be released on October 22, with shuffles expected as a series of matches within the frameworks of the Nations League, the Euro 2020 qualifiers and the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup is set to take place.