This month has seen the national squad record a 3-2 defeat to China followed by a 3-1 loss to Oman in the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, thereby seeing a drop of 21.16 points in the process.
The Vietnamese team is now on a total of 1222.93 points, causing them to fall from 95th to 98th in the global rankings.
In terms of the Asian rankings, Vietnam have dropped two places to 17th position.
Despite this drop, the nation has managed to maintain their top spot as the leading team in Southeast Asia.
Playing no fixtures in October, the region’s second-placed Thailand team rose five places to reach 117th in the global rankings, followed by the Philippines, Myanmar, and Malaysia, respectively.
The three countries at the top of the latest FIFA rankings are Belgium, Brazil, and England.
Moving forward, it is anticipated that the rankings will continue to change over the coming months as more fixtures take place as part of the ongoing qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
The Vietnamese team are set to play host to Japan and Saudi Arabia on November 11 and November 16, respectively in Hanoi as part of the current stage of World Cup qualifiers.
They arrived at Noi Bai International Airport on the night of October 14 and are now in a seven-day isolation period in a hotel near the My Dinh National Stadium. The footballers are set to gather together in the capital on October 25 to prepare for the upcoming matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia.