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Thailand remain top Southeast Asian nation in AFC rankings

Thailand are the best-ranked South-east Asian in the newest AFC Club Competition Ranking system, which was released on Monday.

With powerhouse Muangthong United to reach the knocked-out stage of the 2017 AFC Champions League and the national team vying for the final stage of the regional qualifying for 2018 World Cup, Thailand stays at the top ten nations in Asia with the point of 42.827.

According to the ranking, Thailand are the best-ranked in the region, followed by Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore, in that order.

The UAE top the AFC list, while the top three positions remain unaltered from last month. The West Asia nation lead the way with 95.428 points, South Korea in second with 89.128 and Qatar occupying third spot thanks to the 82.977 points they have amassed.

The current ranking is the combination of club performance (90%) and national FIFA Ranking (10%)

The next ranking, which will be released in November 2017 will affect the slot allocation for the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup 2019/20.