As there have been no games or competitions due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Vietnamese team remain on 1,258 points and are ranked as the 14th best team in Asia, as well as leading the way in Southeast Asia.
Most notably, 93rd is the highest ranking that the national team has recorded over the past 23 years, with their best-ever position being 84th in 1998.
Recent years has seen the Vietnamese team record strong progress, rising from 137th position in 2010 to 93rd position in 2021.
Thanks to a number of impressive achievements recorded under the leadership of head coach Park Hang-seo, the national team can be considered to be among the most progressive throughout Southeast Asia, jumping 44 places in the FIFA rankings between 2010 and 2021.
In Southeast Asia, Thailand remain on 1,178 points to be ranked 110th in the world, the region’s second team behind Vietnam.
Elsewhere in the region are the Philippines at 124th in the world, followed by Myanmar in 137th, and Malaysia down at 153rd.
In terms of Asia, Japan remain the continent’s leading team with 1,502 points, followed by Iran, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and China.
The five countries at the top of the latest FIFA rankings include Belgium, France, Brazil, England, and Portugal.
Moving forward, the next FIFA rankings are scheduled to be announced on April 8.