|Viet Nam are expected to play one match at the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Champions League (CL) next season, following their new ranking.— Photo fifa.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam are expected to play one match at the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Champions League (CL) next season, following their new ranking.
According to AFC's latest release, Viet Nam, with 28,243 points, are seeded No 15 among 46 members of the continental federation.
According to AFC regulation, the top 24 teams qualify for the tournament. It means that in case Viet Nam maintain their rank till the end of the year, they will have a chance to compete at the highest level in the 2015-16 period.
Viet Nam Football Federation's Tran Quoc Tuan said that although the final ranking would be released only in November, with its current position, it would be difficult for Viet Nam to drop out of the top 24.
The winners of the V-League will represent Viet Nam at the Asian competition. V-League will wrap up within the next two weeks.
Recently, Viet Nam collected enough points to take part in the preliminary round of the Champion's League this year, just as it did in 2010.
Earlier in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008, there were two Vietnamese teams which competed in the League's group rounds. However, none qualified for the next stage. — VNS