Laos national football team

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Lao People's Democratic Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)ພະລັງລູກເຂົ້າໜຽວ
(Pha Lung Louk khao niew)
(Power Sticky rice)
AssociationLao Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachV. Sundramoorthy
CaptainSoukaphone Vongchiengkham[1]
Most capsVisay Phaphouvanin (51)
Top scorerVisay Phaphouvanin (18)[2]
Home stadiumNew Laos National Stadium
FIFA codeLAO
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 188 Steady (19 December 2019)[3]
Highest134 (September 1998)
Lowest210 (August 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 221 Steady (9 February 2020)[4]
Highest142 (1961)
Lowest224 (June 2019)
First international
 South Vietnam 7–0 Laos
(Rangoon, Burma; 12 December 1961)[5]
Biggest win
Laos Laos 6–1 Timor-Leste 
(Vientiane, Laos; 26 October 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 15–0 Laos
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 15 November 1963)
AFC Solidarity Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2016)
Best resultThird place (2016)

The Laos national football team (Lao: ທິມຊາດ ບານເຕະ ແຫ່ງຊາດ ລາວ; French: Équipe du Laos de football) is the men's national football team that represents the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

History[edit]

Laos established their national football association in 1951. The Southeast Asian delegate has not made an entrance into any major international competitions beyond its region as appearances have been mainly restricted to the Southeast Asian Games and AFF Suzuki Cup. The football team was affected by years of internal strife, only to see stability for development after the country’s well-on road to economic and political recovery.

Since making appearance at the 1995 Southeast Asian Games, Laos has competed in the ASEAN Football Championship (formerly known as the Tiger Cup). In 1995, they beat Brunei and the Philippines and two years later in the Jakarta SEA Games, they also beat Malaysia. In the qualifying preliminary rounds for the 2004 Asian Cup, they beat Bangladesh 2–1. In the Asian zone qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup, they qualified for the second round as a lucky loser after Guam and Nepal both withdrew from the competition, proceeded only to lose all its games (with Qatar, Iran and Jordan). They also advanced to the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup, after defeating Cambodia 8–6 on aggregate. In the second round, they lost to China 13–3 on aggregate. Laos has defeated their much more established counterparts such as Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. Laos' first appearance in a continental tournament was in 2014, when they played at the 2014 Challenge Cup.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to France 1998 Did not enter
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010 Did not enter[6]
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify
Russia 2018
Qatar 2022
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined
Total 0/22

Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 to Iran 1968 Did not enter
Thailand 1972 to Kuwait 1980 Withdrew
Singapore 1984 to United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not enter
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify
China 2004
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007 Did not enter
Qatar 2011
Australia 2015 Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2019
China 2023
Total 0/17

Asian Games[edit]

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
India 1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippines 1954 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1958 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indonesia 1962 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1966 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1970 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran 1974 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
India 1982 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1986 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
China 1990 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thailand 1998 - 2 0 0 2 1 11
2002–present See Laos national under-23 football team
Total 1/13 2 0 0 2 1 11

AFC Challenge Cup[edit]

AFC Solidarity Cup record[edit]

AFC Solidarity Cup record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 2016 Third place 5 3 1 1 11 9

ASEAN Championship[edit]

This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup

ASEAN Football Championship record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Singapore 1996 Group stage 4 1 1 2 5 10
Vietnam 1998 3 0 1 2 2 8
Thailand 2000 4 0 0 4 0 16
Indonesia Singapore 2002 3 0 1 2 3 8
Malaysia Vietnam 2004 4 1 0 3 4 16
Singapore Thailand 2007 3 0 0 3 1 23
Indonesia Thailand 2008 3 0 0 3 0 13
Indonesia Vietnam 2010 3 0 1 2 3 13
Malaysia Thailand 2012 3 0 1 2 6 10
Singapore Vietnam 2014 3 0 0 3 2 12
Myanmar Philippines 2016 Did not qualify
2018 Group stage 4 0 0 4 3 12
Total Best: Group stage 37 2 5 31 29 141


Head-to-head records[edit]

Last match updated was against  Bangladesh on 31 May 2019[8]

Key
Positive balance (more Wins)
Neutral balance (equal W/L ratio)
Negative balance (more Losses)
Opponents Pld W D L GF GA GD Confederation
 Afghanistan 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 AFC
 Bangladesh 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 AFC
 Brunei 10 9 1 0 27 12 +15 AFC
 Cambodia 16 7 3 6 24 24 0 AFC
 China PR 2 0 0 2 3 13 −10 AFC
 Chinese Taipei 4 0 1 3 4 10 −6 AFC
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 15 -15 CAF
 Guam 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 AFC
 Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 AFC
 India 9 0 0 2 1 7 −6 AFC
 Indonesia 9 0 1 8 8 40 −32 AFC
 Iran 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 AFC
 Jordan 2 0 0 2 2 8 −6 AFC
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 UEFA
 Kuwait 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 AFC
 Lebanon 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 AFC
 Lesotho 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 CAF
 Macau 2 0 0 2 2 7 -5 AFC
 Malaysia 17 1 5 11 10 50 −40 AFC
 Maldives 2 0 1 1 1 5 -4 AFC
 Mongolia 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 AFC
 Myanmar 17 0 3 14 9 53 −44 AFC
   Nepal 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 AFC
 Oman 0 0 0 2 0 19 −19 AFC
 Philippines 13 7 2 4 22 21 +1 AFC
 Qatar 0 0 0 2 1 11 −10 AFC
 Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 1 0 4 −4 AFC
 Singapore 12 1 1 10 12 40 −28 AFC
 South Korea 7 0 0 5 0 28 −28 AFC
 Sri Lanka 7 3 2 2 11 12 -1 AFC
 Syria 2 0 0 2 0 20 −20 AFC
 Thailand 12 1 1 10 14 45 −31 AFC
 Timor-Leste 8 7 0 1 22 9 +13 AFC
 Turkmenistan 2 0 0 2 3 9 −6 AFC
 United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 AFC
 Vietnam ^ 20 0 2 18 5 78 −73 AFC
Total 196 40 29 129 205 614 −414

^ Includes the result of  North Vietnam and  South Vietnam

Coaches[edit]

Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Efficiency %
Laos Songphu Phongsa 1996–1999
Laos Vangchay Muangmany February 2000 – May 2000
Laos Outhensackda Vatthana 2000 – January 2002
Russia Boris Zhuravlyov 2001 – February 2002
Laos Soutsakhone Oudomphet March 2002 – April 2003
France Dominique Fernandez May 2003 – September 2003
Laos Saythong Syphasay October 2003 – October 2004 7 0 1 6 7.1%
Laos Bounlap Khenkitisack October 2004 – September 2006 5 1 0 4 20%
Laos Saythong Syphasay October 2006 – January 2008 7 3 1 3 50.1%
Russia Valeriy Vdovin February 2008 – November 2008 4 3 0 1 75%
Laos Saysana Savatdy December 2008 – July 2009 3 0 0 3 0%
Austria Alfred Riedl July 2009 – May 2010 5 1 2 2 40%
England David Booth July 2010 – December 2010 6 1 3 2 40.5%
Laos Bounlap Khenkitisack January 2011 – February 2011 2 0 1 1 25%
Austria Hans-Peter Schaller February 2011 – December 2011 4 1 0 3 25%
Japan Kokichi Kimura July 2012 – January 2014 18 4 5 9 22.2%
Japan Norio Tsukitate January 2014 – August 2014 5 0 1 4 0%
England David Booth August 2014 – June 2015 10 4 1 5 40%
England Steve Darby August 2015 – 2016 6 0 1 5 0%
Laos Valakone Phomphakdy May 2016 – December 2016 2 0 1 1 0%
Singapore Mike Wong June 2017 – August 2017 3 1 0 2 33.33%
France Patrice Neveu September 2018
Singapore V. Sundramoorthy 15 October 2018 – 8 1 3 4 12.5%

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groll, Daniel. "FIFA Friendlies 2017 - World - Results, Tables, Fixtures, Statistics & Club Profiles". www.weltfussballarchiv.com. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  4. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Laos matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Laos. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Record number of 204 teams enter preliminary competition". FIFA Media Department. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Laos withdraw from AFC Challenge Cup". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  8. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Laos". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 2 December 2018.

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