|Vietnam is currently among the top four best second-placed teams
The Vietnamese team are currently on seven points after three matches played, in addition to a goal difference of +3, leaving them second in Group G, only behind Thailand on goal difference.
The other best second-placed teams include China on seven points with a goal difference of +12, Jordan on seven points with a goal difference of +4, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on seven points with a goal difference of +3.
According to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the teams to progress to the next round of qualification will be the eight group winners, along with the four best runners-up. As Qatar are World Cup hosts and qualify for the tournament automatically, if they win their group or finish as one of the four best second-placed teams, their spot in the next qualifying round will be given to the fifth best second-placed team.
Matches in this stage of the qualifying campaign will also go towards deciding who takes part in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The 12 teams to make the third round of World Cup qualification will automatically qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
If the Vietnamese national team are able to hold their current position, they will progress to the next round of qualification.
Despite the good start, the national team still have five matches to play, including three home fixtures against the UAE, Thailand, and Indonesia, and two away games against the UAE and Malaysia.