Vietnam secure 20-year high spot in FIFA ranking

Vietnam climbed up two spots to sit in the 96th place in the latest FIFA World Ranking, its highest position in 20 years.

Vietnam's rise in the global ladder came on the back of the country's good showing at the King's Cup 2019 in Thailand early this month with a win over Thailand and a draw with Curacao in 90 minutes of play.

The improved ranking has secured Vietnam a slot in the second seeding pot of World Cup 2022 qualifiers for the Asia region, where they will only have to clash with one of the top eight teams in Asia. Vietnam's highest rank was 84th in September, 1998.

Belgium remain on top of the rankings, with France and Brazil holding on to the second and third spot, respectively.

Source: VOV5