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Belgium named FIFA Team of the Year, Vietnam remain in top 100

It was quite an eventful era f0r Belgium as they were named FIFA Team of the Year for the second year in a row after retaining World No. 1 spot ahead of current World Cup holder France who stayed in second place.

Belgium finished third in the World Cup in Russia last year but this year they won all 10 competitive matches.

Brazil is third while World Cup semi-finalist England moved up to fourth place with Uruguay on fifth place.

Two South American nations entered top 10 this year as Argentina placed at 9th and Colombia at 10th, displacing Switzerland and Denmark.

Asian Cup winner Qatar were the biggest movers this year as they moved 38 places to sit 55th in world ranking, a positive development for the host of World Cup 2022.

Algeria moving up 32 spots to be at 35th while Japan climbed 22 places this year to be at 28th.

In Southeast Asia, Vietnam remain in top 100 as they retained their place at 94th, followed by Thailand at 113th, Philippines (124), Myanmar (136), Malaysia (154) and Singapore (157).

Indonesia and Cambodia tied at 173th, while Laos is at 188th, Brunei (191) and Timor-Leste (196).