Nhan Dan Online/VFF – The Vietnam national men’s football team leapt up one place to claim the 97th position in the latest FIFA rankings for April, released on Wednesday.
With 347 points, Vietnam remains in top place of the Southeast Asian nations, followed by Thailand with 232 points. The Philippines made a big leap this month, moving up eight spots to stand 148th in the world and third in the Southeast Asian region.
Australia still dominates the Asian standings with 862 points, despite its one-place slide in the world, leaving behind Japan and the Republic of Korea in second and third place with 753 and 746 points, respectively.
2006 World Cup champion, Italy was pushed out of the world top ten, dropping three places to 12th position. Meanwhile, Spain remains in top spot of the world standings with 1442 points, followed by Germany with 1345 points and Uruguay with 1309 points.
The next FIFA rankings will be announced on May 9.