Vanuatu national football team
|Association||Vanuatu Football Federation|
|Head coach||Moise Poida|
|Top scorer||Richard Iwai (19)|
|Home stadium||Port Vila Municipal Stadium|
|Current||193 8 (3 December 2015)|
|Highest||131 (October 2007)|
|Lowest||201 (October-November 2015)|
| New Zealand 9–0 New Hebrides
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 4 October 1951) 
|OFC Nations Cup|
|Appearances||8 (First in 1973)|
|Best result||Fourth place, 1973, 2000, 2002, 2008|
- 1 History
- 2 Competitive Record
- 3 Results
- 4 Current Squad
- 5 Squad for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup
- 6 List Of Coaches
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
It was known as the New Hebrides national football team until the New Hebrides became Republic of Vanuatu in 1980. It finished fourth in the OFC Nations Cup in 1973, 2000, and 2002. In the 2004 Oceania Nations Cup, Vanuatu beat New Zealand 4–2, preventing the regional powerhouse from making the final and, consequently, the running for the 2006 World Cup.
Vanuatu caused another shock in the 2007 South Pacific Games by knocking out the Solomon Islands for bronze medal and also enable to enter the second stage of qualification for the OFC nation Cup and consequently a chance with a playoff for the FIFA world cup in South Africa 2010. The last time they had won against Solomon Islands was back in 1998 and had since been on the receiving side of many losses save for one draw against them. In July 2008, Vanuatu faced two national teams from the Solomon Islands during the inaugural edition of the Wantok Cup. Vanuatu lost 1–2 to the Solomons' team A, but defeated their team B by two goals to one.
For the first time in the country's history Vanuatu was top of the South Pacific in 1990. Vanuatu won the Melanesian Cup, playing against Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. At that time under Coach Terry O'Donnell, Vanuatu was undoubtably the best team in the South Pacific beating Australia 1 v 0 and also knocking New Zealand out of the Futsal World Cup.
The Vanuatu Football Federation selected recently three Portuguese nationalized players to increase their chances to qualify to the World Cup. This players consist of E. Rangel, J. Carlos and P.V. (known by this name as a professional football player), that all play for the newly created football team of Vanuatu, called the Fraudsters, owned by an investment fund from Equatorial Guinea.
FIFA World Cup
OFC Nations Cup
Solitary win in OFC history
At the second stage of the qualification tournament, Vanuatu came 6th place at the bottom of the table, but managed a win against regional powerhouses New Zealand which denied them a place in the final stages of OFC Nation Cup and the chance for a place in both the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and Continental & Intercontinental playoffs for the 2006 World Cup Finals. Vanuatu's win created the first time opportunity for one of the Island Nations to contest the Third Stage which had previously been contested only by Australia and New Zealand. Australia went on to beat Solomon Islands in a two leg contest and qualified for the World Cup finals.
|1 June 2012 2012 OFC Nations Cup||Vanuatu||2-5||New Caledonia||Honiara, Solomon Islands|
|15:00 UTC+11||Robert Tasso 52'
Jean Nako Naprapol 61'
|Report||Bertrand Kaï 32', 58', 76'
Georges Gope-Fenepej 66'
Roy Kayara 87'
|Stadium: Lawson Tama Stadium
Referee: Peter O'Leary
|3 June 2012 2012 OFC Nations Cup||Vanuatu||5-0||Samoa||Honiara, Solomon Islands|
|12:00 UTC+11||Jean Nako Naprapol 29'
Brian Kaltack 45+1'
Derek Malas 47'
Robert Tasso 74'
Freddy Vava 90+3'
|Report||Stadium: Lawson Tama Stadium
Referee: John Saohu
|5 June 2012 2012 OFC Nations Cup||Tahiti||4-1||Vanuatu||Honiara, Solomon Islands|
|15:00 UTC+11||Nicolas Vallar 14' (pen.)
Jonathan Tehau 37'
Alvin Tehau 57'
Teaonui Tehau 86'
|Report||Robert Tasso 90+5'||Stadium: Lawson Tama Stadium
Referee: Peter O'Leary
|7 November 2015 Friendly||Vanuatu||1–1||Fiji||Port Vila, Vanuatu|
|14:30||Kensi Tangis 10'||Report||Abbu Zahid Shaheed 90+6'||Stadium: Port Vila Municipal Stadium
Referee: Robinson Banga
|10 November 2015 Friendly||Vanuatu||2–1||Fiji||Port Vila, Vanuatu|
|14:30||Brian Kaltack 23'
Bill Nicolls 44'
|Report||Roy Krishna 47'||Stadium: Port Vila Municipal Stadium
Referee: Robinson Banga
The following players where called up for 2 friendly's on 7 and 10 november against Fiji.
Squad for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup
List Of Coaches
New Hebrides (−1980)
- P. Reichert (1973)
- Terry O'Donnell (1987–1993)
- Saby Natonga (1996)
- Alwyn Job (1998)
- Juan Carlos Buzzetti (2000–2004)
- Joe Szekeres (2004–?)
- Robert Calvo (2007–2008)
- Willian Malas (2008)
- Saby Natonga (2011–2012)
- Percy Avock (2012–2015)
- Moise Poida (2015–)
- Vanuatu national under-23 football team
- Vanuatu national under-20 football team
- Vanuatu national under-17 football team
- Vanuatu national under-15 football team
- Vanuatu women's national football team
- Vanuatu women's national under-20 football team
- Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
- "Vanuatu (New Hebrides) – List of International Matches". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- "Micronesia suffer another humiliating defeat after 46–0 loss to Vanuatu | Football". The Guardian. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- "Member Association – Vanuatu". FIFA.com. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- "Vanuatu Football Federation". Vanuafoot.vu. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- "Poida named National Senior Team coach". Vanuata Football Federation. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- Vanuatu at the FIFA website.
- Vanuatu at the OFC website.
- Vanuafoot – Vanuatu Football Federation Official site
- Vanuatu Football Federation Official Blog site