Vanuatu national football team

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Vanuatu
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Vanuatu Moise Poida
Captain Fenedy Masauvakalo
Top scorer Richard Iwai (19)[1]
Home stadium Port Vila Municipal Stadium
FIFA code VAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 193 Increase 8 (3 December 2015)
Highest 131 (October 2007)
Lowest 201 (October-November 2015)
First international
 New Zealand 9–0 New Hebrides New Hebrides New Hebrides
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 4 October 1951) [2]
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1973)
Best result Fourth place, 1973, 2000, 2002, 2008

The Vanuatu national football team is the national team of Vanuatu and is controlled by the Vanuatu Football Federation.[3]

History[edit]

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.


Competitive Record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Solitary win in OFC history[edit]

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.


Results[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following players where called up for 2 friendly's on 7 and 10 november against Fiji.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Chikau Mansale (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 33) 15 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
1 1GK Seiloni Iaruel (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 20) 3 0 Vanuatu Tafea
20 1GK Kaloran Firiam (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea
2 2DF Samuel Kaloros (1989-09-16) 16 September 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
3 2DF Remy Kalsrap (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
4 2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown
5 2DF Kevin Shem (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 22) 4 0 Vanuatu Tafea
17 2DF Jack Wanemut 1 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
18 2DF Ignace Iamak (1990-03-23) 23 March 1990 (age 25) 2 0 Vanuatu Tafea
21 2DF Brian Kaltack (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 22) 10 2 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
22 2DF Jais Malsarani (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Vanuatu Tafea
2DF Raoul Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
6 3MF Dominique Fred (1992-10-21) 21 October 1992 (age 23) 4 0 Vanuatu Amicale
8 3MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu Tafea
10 3MF Fenedy Masauvakalo (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 30) 11 0 Vanuatu Amicale
12 3MF Edisson Stephens (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 23) 6 0 Vanuatu Tafea
15 3MF Michel Kaltack (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 25) 13 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
16 3MF Daniel Nato (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 26) 4 0 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
19 3MF Rodney Serveux (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
7 4FW Don Mansale 1 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
9 4FW Bill Nicolls (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 22) 2 1 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
11 4FW Bernard Daniel (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08
14 4FW Kensi Tangis (1990-01-20) 20 January 1990 (age 26) 12 2 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
4FW Jean Kaltack (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 21) 8 9 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star

Squad for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ernest Bong (1984-02-29) 29 February 1984 (age 31) 7 0 Vanuatu Amicale
16 1GK Seiloni Iaruel (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Vanuatu Tafea
23 1GK Chikau Mansale (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 33) 15 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
2 2DF Kevin Shem (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Vanuatu Tafea
5 2DF Nemani Roqara (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea
6 2DF Freddy Vava (1982-11-25) 25 November 1982 (age 33) 24 2 Vanuatu Tafea
15 2DF Alphonse Bongnaim (1985-08-22) 22 August 1985 (age 30) 11 0 Vanuatu Amicale
20 2DF Malon Kaltanak (1991-01-28) 28 January 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
22 2DF Brian Kaltack (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 22) 8 1 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
7 3MF Jean Robert Yelou (1983-09-25) 25 September 1983 (age 32) 15 1 Vanuatu Amicale
8 3MF Silas Namatak (1990-12-08) 8 December 1990 (age 25) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
9 3MF Derek Malas (1983-12-10) 10 December 1983 (age 32) 7 1 Vanuatu Tafea
13 3MF François Sakama (1987-12-12) 12 December 1987 (age 28) 11 6 Vanuatu Amicale
18 3MF Michel Kaltack (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 25) 12 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
19 3MF Roddy Lenga (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 25) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
21 3MF Dominique Fred (1992-10-21) 21 October 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
23 3MF Barry Mansale (1995-11-01) 1 November 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Papua New Guinea Hekari United
9 4FW Seule Soromon (1984-08-14) 14 August 1984 (age 31) 8 10 New Zealand Wairarapa United
11 4FW Robert Tasso (1989-12-18) 18 December 1989 (age 26) 7 5 Vanuatu Tafea
10 4FW Jean Kaltack (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 21) 8 9 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
12 4FW Joseph Namariau (1988-01-12) 12 January 1988 (age 28) 4 0 Vanuatu Tafea
17 4FW Jean Nako Naprapol (1980-07-20) 20 July 1980 (age 35) 7 4 Vanuatu Amicale

List Of Coaches[edit]

New Hebrides (−1980)[edit]

  • P. Reichert (1973)

Vanuatu (1980–)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Vanuatu (New Hebrides) – List of International Matches". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Micronesia suffer another humiliating defeat after 46–0 loss to Vanuatu | Football". The Guardian. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Member Association – Vanuatu". FIFA.com. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Vanuatu Football Federation". Vanuafoot.vu. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Poida named National Senior Team coach". Vanuata Football Federation. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 

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