FIFA Futsal World Rankings: Vietnam Claims Impressive 33rd Position

FIFA officially launched its global rankings for futsal teams, revealing that the Vietnamese men's futsal team is currently ranked 33rd in the world, while the Vietnamese women's futsal team has secured an impressive 13th position.

The Vietnamese futsal team under the guidance of coach Diego Guistozzi is currently ranked 33rd in the world. Photo: VFF

Previously, FIFA has not ranked national futsal teams. The rankings used by teams are mainly based on the rankings of

Based on this website, the Vietnamese futsal team ranks 44th in the world. However, FIFA has just announced its rankings for the first time, with a total of 139 ranked teams.

The initial rankings have been based on statistics gathered from over 4,600 FIFA ‘A’ matches. FIFA defines an international ‘A’ match as a match between two FIFA members for which both members field their first representative team (‘A’ team).

According to FIFA information, this ranking system will also serve for classification before drawing lots to divide groups in all upcoming tournaments of the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

The system will likewise be used for qualification processes and enable comprehensive and consistent data to be gathered to monitor member associations in accordance with the FIFA Regulations Governing International Matches. This will support the prevention of practices that jeopardize the integrity of the sport, such as match manipulation.

Brazil sits at the summit in the first FIFA Futsal Men’s World Ranking. Brazil is the champion team in 9 FIFA Futsal World Cups to date.

Next are Portugal and Spain. Portugal is the team present at the 2024 Futsal World Cup as the defending champion and owns two recent European championships. Spain is the team that has won the FIFA Futsal World Cup twice (2000 and 2004), and won the European championship seven times.

Thailand is the only representative of Southeast Asia to be listed in the Top 10, and claimed the second place in Asia, after the Iranian team, in the rankings.

The Vietnamese women’s futsal team has an impressive ranking on the world rankings. Photo: VFF

In the rankings for women’s futsal teams worldwide, 69 teams are ranked. The Vietnamese women’s futsal team ranked 13th in the world, 4th in Asia and 2nd in Southeast Asia.

Similar to the rankings for men’s futsal teams, FIFA’s women’s futsal rankings will serve to seed teams for futsal tournaments organized by FIFA, including the first women’s futsal World Cup in 2025. Therefore, being in the Top 4 in Asia can also be considered an advantage for the Vietnamese women’s futsal team.

In the women’s game, Brazil’s national team have been just as dominant as their male counterparts, followed by Spain and Portugal.

Asia has three representatives listed in the top 10, namely Thailand, Iran, and Japan, which secured the 6th, 8th, and 9th positions, respectively.

Rosie Nguyen