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Latest FIFA rankings in September: Vietnam unexpectedly drops down, Thailand rises

Latest FIFA rankings in September: Vietnam unexpectedly drops down, Thailand rises

According to Footy Rankings, the advancement of Jordan and Armenia has caused the Vietnamese team to fall two places on the FIFA rankings.

The results of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers have had a huge impact on the 40th Asian team rankings, especially the eight Southeast Asian teams in the FIFA rankings announced on September 19. According to the table published by Footy Rankings recently, Vietnam has unexpectedly dropped.

The Vietnamese team played only one World Cup qualifying match in 2022 in September, but the 0-0 draw against Thailand made Park Hang Seo's army deducted 1.6 points from 1232 to 1230. In addition, with Jordan added 8.1 points, together with Armenia got 12.4 points after a good performance in the Euro 2020 Qualifier, causing Vietnam to drop from 97th to 99th in the world and rank 16th in Asia.

Latest FIFA rankings in September: Vietnam unexpectedly drops down, Thailand rises

The great rival of Vietnam, Thailand, has improved when added 10.1 points to 1175 and ranked 113 in the world. The Philippines remained at 125th place, while Singapore rose 6 places to 156, Malaysia also moved up from 159 to 158 in the world.

The two biggest names in Southeast Asia were the Myanmar team with 20.6 points deducted, falling 11 places and ranked at 146. The other name was the Indonesian team of coach Simon McMenemy minus 21 score, down 9 places to stand 168 in the world.

According to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier schedule, Vietnam will welcome the runner-up at AFF 2018 Malaysia at My Dinh home stadium on October 10th. Meanwhile, the Indonesian team will march to the guest of the UAE, while Thailand is the team to be rested in the third match.