Vietnam ranks 98th place in the latest FIFA rankings (Source: VNA)

This is the best rank for Vietnam since they held the 84th position in September 1998.

The recent high rankings have created a positive impact as FIFA begins classifying teams in order to divide up international tournaments, including the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.

In Asia, Vietnam ranked 16th and outstripped Thailand as the second-ranked team in the Southeast Asian rankings.

The Philippines is still in the third place in Asia and 124th in the world, followed by Myanmar.

Belgium top the world rankings, while France, Brazil, and England come just behind./.

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