FIFA Rankings 2019: Vietnam, India set to rise, Thailand and Indonesia fall

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The probable changes to the FIFA rankings that will officially be released on April 4 have Vietnam doing well while Thailand are expected to slip up.

Football-rankingsĀ has compiled a probable FIFA rankings list for 2019 predicting the ups and downs in that one expects to see when the official rankings are released on April 4th.

Unsurprisingly, the changes in the SEA region reflect an upward trend for Vietnam, the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 winner and the team from the region that went furthest in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament as well.

Vietnam also remains the highest ranking team from the SEA region in world football courtesy of a strong 2018.

Thailand, who are in second place, are predicted to undergo a depreciation in their score by a point, while third placed Philippines surge up with a 2 point increase to their score.

Myanmar are also expected to show an increase in their points tally by two while fifth placed Indonesia fall by a point.

India are also expected to undergo an increase in their points tally by 1, and claim the 102 spot with a tally of 1219 points.

Here are the detailed statistics of how the upcoming FIFA rankings update on April 4th, 2019 is expected to affect the teams from the Southeast Asian region.

Team Name SEA Ranking FIFA Ranking Probable Points tally Predicted Change
Vietnam 1 98 1227 (+1)
Thailand 2 116 1161 (-1)
Philippines 3 122 1135 (+2)
Myanmar 4 136 1090 (+2)
Indonesia 5 160 1003 (-1)
Malaysia 6 165 988 (+2)
Singapore 7 167 986 (-2)
Cambodia 8 172 967
Laos 9 184 923
Brunei 10 194 903 (+1)
Timor Leste 11 195 900 (+1)
India 102 1219 (+1)