Unstoppable: Viet Nam Ranks #1 in Fifa Men’s Football Ranking in Southeast Asia

Unstoppable: Viet Nam Ranks #1 in Fifa Men’s Football Ranking in Southeast Asia

The latest FIFA rankings have once again confirmed the Vietnamese men's football team's strong standing, as they maintained their 95th position worldwide and held onto their coveted number one spot in Southeast Asia. This achievement comes as no surprise, considering the recent series of international matches that have taken place after the FIFA Days in June.

During the month of July, football enthusiasts witnessed a total of 62 international matches. Among these, 25 matches were fiercely contested at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, an exciting competition that brings together the national teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, the remaining 37 matches were part of two important tournaments: the South Asian Football Federation Championship (SAFF Cup) and the COSAFA Cup, which showcase the talents of nations in Southern Africa. Worth noting is that these particular tournaments are classified as friendlies, and thus their results did not cause any significant changes in the world's top ten rankings.

Unsurprisingly, the top position in the FIFA rankings was still retained by the formidable World Cup champions, Argentina. They were closely followed by other football giants like France, Brazil, England, Belgium, Croatia, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, rounding out the top ten.

Turning our focus to Southeast Asia, the Vietnamese team's consistent performance has solidified their reputation as the leading football force in the region. Their unwavering determination and exceptional skills have enabled them to keep their spot at the top, while other Southeast Asian nations, such as Thailand and the Philippines, secured the second and third positions, respectively, with rankings of 113th and 135th in the world.

As football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the next FIFA rankings update, it is worth noting that the upcoming announcement is scheduled to take place on September 21. With each team relentlessly striving to improve their standing, these rankings promise to bring forth more excitement and anticipation in the world of international football. Until then, fans and players alike will continue to eagerly cheer on their teams, witnessing the unfolding drama of football's global landscape.


Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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