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Vietnam remain no. 3 in FIFA’s Southeast Asia rankings

Vietnam remain in third place in the Southeast Asian region, behind the Philippines and Thailand, as the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced the men’s world rankings for August, on Thursday.

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The Vietnam men’s national football team did not play any international matches in July.

Specifically, Vietnam dropped one place to 134th position in the world with 231 points, 12 points adrift of Thailand (world no. 130) and 18 points fewer than that of the Philippines (world no. 128).

Brazil replaced Germany to lead the world standings this month, despite gaining just one additional point compared to last month, from 1,603 to 1,604.

Meanwhile, the Confederations Cup 2017 champions, Germany, fell to second place in the world, losing 60 points, dropping from 1,609 to 1,549.

The other top-ten teams include Argentina (1,399 points), Switzerland (1,329), Poland (1,319), Portugal (1,267), Chile (1,250), Colombia (1,208), Belgium (1,194) and France (1,157).

Namibia recorded the biggest move this month, climbing 20 places to take the world no. 136 ranking, followed by Jamaica (up 19 places, world no. 57), the United States (up nine places, world no. 26) and Costa Rica (up five places, world no. 21).

Nhan Dan

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