The drop was due to the national squad’s goalless draw against Thailand in the World Cup qualifier held in Thailand on September 5.

However, Vietnam maintained their top spot in Southeast Asia. Thailand are 15 places below at 114th in the world.

Vietnamese football players in a training session

Elsewhere, the Philippines dropped to the 127th place in the rankings while Singapore rose five spots to the 157th place.

In Asia, Vietnam rank 16th with 1,231 points while Iran lead with 1,522 points, followed by Japan with 1,490 and the Republic of Korea with 1,470.

Meanwhile, Belgium top the world rankings with 1,752 points. France and Brazil are second and third.

The FIFA rankings will be next updated on October 24.

Source: VNA