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FIFA Rankings: Vietnam wrap up 2020 as no. 1 team in Southeast Asia

The Vietnamese team concluded 2020 in 93rd position in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on December 10, 18 places clear of Southeast Asian arch rivals Thailand.

Compared to the beginning of the year, Park Hang-seo’s side moved up one position, having surpassed Madagascar who dropped to 94th following some poor international matches.

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Park Hang-seo's Vietnamese team remain the no. 1 team in Southeast Asia in the FIFA Rankings for December 2020.

With 1,258 points, Vietnam remained no. 1 in Southeast Asia, followed by Thailand (111th in the world), the Philippines (124th), Myanmar (137th) and Malaysia (153rd).

Regarding the Asian rankings, the Golden Stars settle for 14th position, while Japan and Iran occupied the top-two spots as world no. 27 and 29, respectively. Qatar moved up one place to 58th following their victory over Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup AFC qualifiers.

There was little movement in the world’s top ten this month, with Belgium remaining on top, followed by France, Brazil, England, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, and Italy.

The Vietnamese national team are gathering at the Vietnam Youth Football Training Centre for their first training camp of 2020 from December 6 to 28, during which they will play two friendly matches with the Vietnam U22 squad.

In 2021, Park Hang-seo and his players will have two major campaigns, including the 2022 World Cup AFC qualifiers (three matches in March and June) and the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 (in December).

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Source: NDO

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