National women’s football team climb one place in latest world rankings

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese national women’s football team have risen by one place to 33rd position in the world, according to the latest Women’s World Rankings released by FIFA.

Due to no international games being played due to disruption caused by the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Vietnamese team remain on 1,657 points, making them the sixth strongest side in Asia and 33rd in the world.

Most notably, the Vietnamese footballers have maintained their leading place in Southeast Asia, followed by Thailand who are ranked as the seventh strongest team in Asia and are in 39th place worldwide.

The leading five Asian teams include Australia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea.

At the top of the rankings, the United States lead the way with 2,192 points and hold on to the top position, followed by Germany, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, and England.

Moving forward, the Vietnamese team plan to meet in late May and early June following the conclusion of the 2021 National Women’s Football Championship.

Looking ahead to the rest of the year, the women’s football team are scheduled to compete in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women's Championship, in addition to the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Most notably, the women’s national squad are set to participate in qualification matches for the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup. The tournament will also serve as the first round of matches in the Asian qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Despite these plans, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may cause the national team’s schedule to be adjusted, with coach Mai Duc Chung doing his utmost to prepare the side for future international tournaments.

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