Vanuatu national football team

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Vanuatu
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach 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 178 Decrease 1 (9 February 2017)
Highest 131 (October 2007)
Lowest 201 (October–November 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 150 (15 June 2016)
Highest 129 (2 June 2004)
Lowest 183 (November 1993)
First international
 New Zealand 9–0 New Hebrides New Hebrides
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 4 October 1951) [2]
Biggest win
Vanuatu Vanuatu 18–0 Kiribati 
(Lautoka, Fiji; 7 July 2003)[2]
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 9–0 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 and 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 in 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.

Competitive Record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Results[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following players where called up for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup.[4]

Caps and goals updated as of 4 June after the games against Fiji.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Seiloni Iaruel (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Vanuatu Amicale
20 1GK Chikau Mansale (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 34) 17 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
21 1GK Kaloran Firiam (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea

2 2DF Brian Kaltack (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 23) 14 4 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
3 2DF Kevin Shem (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 23) 9 0 Vanuatu Tafea
4 2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 20) 6 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
5 2DF Jacques Wanemut (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
6 2DF Ignace Iamak (1990-03-23) 23 March 1990 (age 27) 6 0 Vanuatu Tafea
7 2DF Samuel Kaloros (1989-09-16) 16 September 1989 (age 27) 2 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
8 2DF Remy Kalsrap (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star

9 3MF Bill Nicholls (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 23) 5 1 New Caledonia Magenta
10 3MF Dominique Fred (1992-10-21) 21 October 1992 (age 24) 8 1 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
11 3MF Raoul Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 4 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
12 3MF Zica Manuhi (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Vanuatu Tafea
13 3MF Nemani Roqara (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
14 3MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 20) 5 0 New Caledonia Hienghène Sport
15 3MF Daniel Natou (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 27) 8 0 Vanuatu Amicale
22 3MF Jacky Ruben (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star

16 4FW Tony Kaltack (1996-09-05) 5 September 1996 (age 20) 4 1 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
17 4FW Jean Kaltack (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 22) 8 9 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
18 4FW Fenedy Masauvakalo (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 31) 15 2 French Polynesia Central Sport
19 4FW Kensi Tangis (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 25) 15 2 French Polynesia Central Sport
23 4FW Don Mansale (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 25) 3 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Anthony Taiwia (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird

2DF Chanel Obed (1995-09-30) 30 September 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Vanuatu Amicale
2DF Jais Malsarani (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Vanuatu Tafea
2DF Ernie Roberts 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
2DF Noah Roger 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea
2DF Malon Kaltanak (1991-01-28) 28 January 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
2DF Junia Vava (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
2DF Tasso Jeffery (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Mauwia

3MF Edisson Stephens (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 24) 7 0 Vanuatu Tafea
3MF Michel Kaltack (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 26) 14 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
3MF Rodney Serveux (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
3MF Silas Namatak (1990-12-08) 8 December 1990 (age 26) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
3MF Roddy Lenga (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 26) 2 0 Vanuatu Nalkutan
3MF Barry Mansale (1995-11-01) 1 November 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
3MF Etienne Naieu (1996-02-13) February 13, 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Vanuatu Amicale
3MF Godine Tenene (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea
3MF Jayson Timatua (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United

4FW Bernard Daniel (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
4FW Francois Sakama (1987-12-12) 12 December 1987 (age 29) 11 6 Vanuatu Amicale
4FW Robert Tasso (1989-12-18) 18 December 1989 (age 27) 9 5 Vanuatu Tafea
4FW Christopher Andrew 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
4FW Alex Saniel (1996-11-08) November 8, 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
4FW Sylvain Worworbu (1998-08-17) 17 August 1998 (age 18) 0 0 New Zealand St Peter's College

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. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Vanuatu squad named". Oceania Football Confederation. 12 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Member Association – Vanuatu". FIFA.com. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Vanuatu Football Federation". Vanuafoot.vu. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  7. ^ "Poida named National Senior Team coach". Vanuata Football Federation. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 

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