Vietnam climb one spot to place 93rd in the top 100 of the FIFA’s December world rankings with 1,258 points. (Photo: VNA)

With the new position, Vietnam continues to be the highest ranked football team in Southeast Asia, followed by Thailand in 111th; the Philippines, 124th; Myanmar, 137th, and Indonesia and Cambodia, 173rd. Vietnam has topped the region for 39 consecutive months, since September 2017.

The score also places Vietnam at 14th among the best teams in Asia, closely following Uzbekistan with 1283 points and Lebanon, 1263 points.

According to VNA, in Asia, Japan leads the continent, sitting at the 27th spot. It is followed Iran in 29th and the Republic of Korea, 38th.

The world’s top five positions are the same, with Belgium on top, followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal.

Vietnamese trade turnover surges 3.6% over 11 months

Vietnam’s total import-export turnover reached approximately USD490 billion during the past 11 months of the year, representing an annual increase of 3.6%, according to statistics released on December 3 by the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.

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Most notably, November alone witnessed the country’s total trade value decrease by 3.8% to USD49.62 billion from the previous month. Of the figure, exports fell by 7.8% to USD25.14 billion, while imports rose slightly by 0.7% to USD24.48 billion.

Overall, Vietnam grossed USD254.85 billion in export value over 11 months, representing a rise of 5.4%, while total import value increased by 1.6% to US$234.7 billion. The country therefore recorded a trade surplus of USD20.15 billion, double the figure recorded during the same period last year.

Despite enduring a slight decrease in November, Vietnam’s two-way trade has maintained positive growth throughout the initial 11 months of the year.

Hanoi to host Russian Film Week

A Russian Film Week will begin in Hanoi on December 9 at the National Cinema Centre, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has reported.

Road To Berlin will open the Russian Film Week on December 9 at the National Cinema Centre. (Photo: russianresurrection.com)

Road to Berlin is a drama and adventure directed by Sergei Popov. The comprehensive direction and careful construction of the script allows the film to examine the bonding of two characters, depicting their professionalism and often heroic acts, without resorting to sensationalism or sentimentality.

It will be shown at 7pm on December 9 to open the film event.

Audience will have an opportunity to better understand the Great Patriotic war and experience the Russian film industry.

All five films selected for this year’s event have won many domestic awards and have featured at a number of international festivals.

Free tickets can be picked up at the cinema from December 4, at 87 Lang Ha Street.

The film week is co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Russian Embassy in Vietnam to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Russia (1950-2020) and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II./.

Compiled by BTA