Vietnam are still the number one team in Southeast Asia, followed by Thailand and Myanmar. In Asia, the team are sixth, below Australia, North Korea, Japan, China and South Korea.
The world’s top five team are still the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, France and Sweden.
Vietnam Football Federation aims to see the team qualify for Women’s World Cup 2023 hosted in New Zealand and Australia. With FIFA increasing the number of teams in the tournament from 24 to 32, opportunities have opened for many teams, including Vietnam. In 2019, Vietnam were only one game away from World Cup but lost to Thailand in the final play-off.
Eight countries to directly qualify for the 2023 World Cup will be decided after the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, with the country finishing ninth to enter the play-off against a team from another region.