09:56 | 13/09/2013 Society
The Vietnamese men’s football team has climbed three notches to 153rd in the latest International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) rankings released for September.
In doing so, it surpassed Singapore to reclaim third place in the Southeast Asian region. Thailand still leads regional rankings despite slipping back to 139th in the world.
Argentina overtook Germany to become the world’s second best team, while Belgium surprised everyone with its four-place surge to sixth.
Italy moved up to fourth and Colombia fell back to fifth.
Japan remains on top of Asia after falling six places to 43rd in international terms.
Iran is the region’s second highest ranked team (47th), followed by Australia (52nd), Uzbekistan (57th), and the Republic of Korea (58th)./.