VietNamNet Bridge – In the first month of 2011, Vietnam ranks higher than Singapore,136th on FIFA ranking.
In Southeast Asia, Thailand is still at the top, ranking 119th, followed by Vietnam at 136th though Thailand couldn’t enter the semi-final of the regional football cup 2010 (AFF Cup 2010) and Vietnam only finished third.
With an additional 17 points after AFF Cup 2010, the new regional champion Malaysia still ranks behind Vietnam, at 142nd while Singapore falls to 139th.
The world champion Spain still ranks first in FIFA ranking, followed by the Netherlands. Croatia unexpectedly claims ninth position. Other places in the top ten don’t change.
In the top 100, China claims eight grades up to stand at 79th. Qatar goes up nine grades, at 105th. They see the most impressive progress in the ranking this month.
The ongoing Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar will make big changes in the ranking of next month.
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