11 Aug 2022 | 01:05 | Football
In September, Vietnam Telecom will play 2 friendly matches with Singapore and India on September 27 on FIFA Day on September 21. This is the chance for coach Park Heung-seo to test the team before the 2022 AFF Cup kicks off.
Not only that, but Vietnam Tel can also accumulate points in the FIFA rankings through these two games. If you win in Singapore, Vietnam will add 3 points, draw 2 points, lose 7 points. In the game with India, if you win, Vietnam Telecom wins by 5 points, loses by 5 points, and draws no points.
Vietnam Telecom is currently ranked 97th in the FIFA rankings. In terms of Asian teams alone, coach Park Hengrui’s army ranks 17th, Singapore and India are currently ranked lower than Vietnam, ranking 159th and 104th in the FIFA rankings.
With both Singapore and India winning in the next 2 friendly matches, Vietnam Telecom will have 8 points and will surely maintain its place in the top 100 in FIFA rankings. Conversely, if both sides suffer, Vietnam Telecom will be deducted 12 points, it will be difficult to keep the top 100 position in FIFA, and the 18th place in Asia may fall to the 18th place.
If Vietnam Telecom draws in one of the two matches or in both upcoming matches, the FIFA ranking position will depend on the results of other friendly matches during the FIFA period.
The upcoming Vietnam phone friendly match will be held at Thong Yi Stadium (HCMC). Three teams play a round-robin match, points are calculated, and the champion is selected. According to the Vietnam Football Association, coach Park Heng Swee will announce the concentrated list of 30 to 35 players at an appropriate time before the 2022 round of 16.