South Vietnam national football team

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South Vietnam national football team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Vietnam Football Association (VFF)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Home stadium Cộng Hòa Stadium, Saigon
FIFA code VSO
First colours
Second colours
First international
South Korea  4-2 South Vietnam
(Sài Gòn, South Vietnam; 15 January 1949)
Last International
 Malaysia 3–0 South Vietnam South Vietnam
(Bangkok, Thailand; 23 March 1975)
Biggest win
South Vietnam South Vietnam 10–0 Philippines 
(Tokyo, Japan; 1 October 1967)
World Cup
Appearances 0
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1956)
Best result Fourth Place; 1956

The South Vietnam national football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển túc cầu quốc gia Việt Nam Cộng hòa) was the national team of South Vietnam controlled by Vietnam Football Association (now Vietnam Football Federation) between 1949 and 1975. It took part in the first two Asian Cups finals (1956 and 1960), finishing fourth both times. The team also entered qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

The team ceased to exist when the North and South regions combined into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. For results after 1991, see the article Vietnam national football team (no matches were played between 1976 and 1990).

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals World Cup qualification
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not exist - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Italy 1934 Did not exist - - - - - - - - - - - - -
France 1938 Did not exist - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Brazil 1950 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Switzerland 1954 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sweden 1958 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
England 1966 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 3 1 0 2 1 5
Total* - - - - - - - 3 1 0 2 1 5

1974 World Cup Qualification[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Hong Kong 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
2  Japan 2 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3
3  South Vietnam 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5

The only World Cup which South Vietnam entered was the 1974 tournament in West Germany. They were placed in Zone A of the AFC and OFC qualification in Seoul, South Korea. On 16 May 1973 they beat Thailand 1-0 to qualify for Group 1. On 20 May South Vietnam lost their opening game 4-0 to Japan and four days later they lost 1-0 to Hong Kong and were eliminated. Hong Kong and Japan advanced but neither got any further, losing play-offs for the next round to South Korea and Israel respectively.

Asian Cup record[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Southeast Asian Football[edit]

  • 1959: gold medals in football SEAP Games (now SEA Games)
  • 1 gold medal (1959), 2 silver medals (1967 and 1973) and 2 bronze (1965 and 1971) in football Sports Congress Peninsula Southeast Asia (SEAP Games)

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