Vanuatu national under-17 football team

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Vanuatu U17
Association Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Vanuatu Rocky Neveserveth
Captain Joseph Iaruel
Top scorer Sylvain Worworbu (11)
FIFA code VAN
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Australia 24 - 0 Vanuatu Vanuatu
(Australia; January 24, 1989)
Biggest win
Vanuatu Vanuatu 13 - 0 American Samoa 
(Pago Pago, American Samoa; January 13, 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 24 - 0 Vanuatu Vanuatu
(Australia; January 24, 1989)
World Cup
Appearances 0
OFC Under-17 Championship
Appearances 8 (first in 1989)
Best result 2nd Place, (2005)

The Vanuatu national under-17 football team is the national U-17 team of Vanuatu and is controlled by the Vanuatu Football Federation.

History[edit]

The Vanuatu national under-17 football team has taken part in the tournament 8 times (1995, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017). The best result was in 2005 when the team reached the final, but unfortunately they lost it against Australia. During the 2015 Tournament, Sylvain Worworbu scored 11 goals. After this tournament, both topscorer Sylvain Worworbu and captain Joseph Iaruel got a scholarship for two years at St Peter's College. This was the first time that a Vanuatu player got a scholarship.

Competition Record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
China 1985 to Canada 1987 Did not participate
Scotland 1989 Did not qualify
Italy 1991 Did not participate
Japan 1993 to
Peru 2005
Did not qualify
South Korea 2007 Did not Participate
Nigeria 2009 to India 2017 Did not qualify
Total - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFC U-17 Championship record[edit]

The OFC U-17 Championship is a tournament held once every two years to decide the only two qualification spots for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and its representatives at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

OFC U-17 Championship
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
New Zealand 1983 Did not Participate - - - - - - - -
Chinese Taipei 1986 Did not Participate - - - - - - - -
Australia 1989 Group Stage 4 0 0 4 0 51 -51 0
New Zealand 1991 Did not Participate - - - - - - - -
New Zealand 1993 Group Stage 2 0 1 1 1 11 -10 1
Vanuatu 1995 3rd Place 4 2 0 2 5 10 -5 3
New Zealand 1997 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 7 10 -3 3
Fiji 1999 Group Stage 5 3 0 2 32 15 +17 9
Samoa&Vanuatu 2001 Group Stage 4 2 1 1 16 3 +13 7
American Samoa&Australia&New Caledonia 2003 Group Stage 5 3 1 1 17 7 +10 10
New Caledonia 2005 2nd Place 5 3 0 2 26 7 +19 6
French Polynesia 2007 Did not Participate - - - - - - - -
New Zealand 2009 4th Place 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0
New Zealand 2011 4th Place 5 3 0 2 13 7 +6 9
Samoa&Vanuatu 2013 3rd Place 5 2 2 1 9 6 +3 8
American Samoa&Samoa 2015 3rd Place 6 4 0 2 31 8 +23 9
Samoa&French Polynesia 2017 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 7 -2 1
Total 2nd Place 54 23 6 25 163 150 +13 66

History Matches[edit]

2013

2015

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship from 11 to 24 February 2017.

Caps and goals as of 17 February 2017 after the game against New Caledonia.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Joshua Willie (2000-06-13) 13 June 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
20 1GK Dgen Leo (2000-08-06) 6 August 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy

2 2DF Jayson Tari (2000-11-02) 2 November 2000 (age 16) 3 1 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3 2DF Zidane Maguekon (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 17) 3 1 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
4 2DF Glendon Leki (2000-10-16) 16 October 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
6 2DF Nelsin Rawor (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
13 2DF Julio Tevanu (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
15 2DF Richard Thomas (2000-12-09) 9 December 2000 (age 16) 3 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
19 2DF Jack Willie (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

5 3MF Jean-Claude Batick (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
7 3MF Alberick Wequas (2000-01-26) 26 January 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
8 3MF Tom Saksak (2000-05-08) 8 May 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
9 3MF Rhydley Napau (2000-05-03) 3 May 2000 (age 17) 3 1 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
10 3MF Abert Vanva (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 17) 3 1 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
11 3MF Fred Christion (2000-12-24) 24 December 2000 (age 16) 2 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
14 3MF Semy Chris Iati (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
18 3MF Tyson Gere (2000-07-11) 11 July 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy

12 4FW Andre Damelip (2000-10-07) 7 October 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
16 4FW Dilland Ngwele (2000-05-06) 6 May 2000 (age 17) 3 1 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy
17 4FW Presley Alick (2000-05-05) 5 May 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Vanuatu Northern Region Academy

Squad for the 2015 OFC U-17 Championship[edit]

Caps and goals as of 27 January 2015.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ricky Dick (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 18) 6 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
20 1GK Andreas Duch (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08
2 2DF Joseph Iaruel (c) (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 19) 6 0 New Zealand St Peter's College
3 2DF Obed Nicky (1998-10-24) 24 October 1998 (age 18) 6 1 Vanuatu Shepherds United
4 2DF Tasso Jeffrey (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
5 2DF John John (1998-06-05) 5 June 1998 (age 19) 6 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
12 2DF Barnabe Taliban (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
16 2DF Gregory Patrick (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
6 3MF William Edison (1998-06-03) 3 June 1998 (age 19) 6 1 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
7 3MF Frederick Massing (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 19) 5 2 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
10 3MF Ronaldo Wilkins (1999-12-30) 30 December 1999 (age 17) 6 4 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
11 3MF Abednigo Sau (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 19) 5 6 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
14 3MF Max Uguna (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 19) 5 2 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
15 3MF Simeon Joshua (1998-08-02) 2 August 1998 (age 19) 4 1 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
17 3MF Jayson Timatua (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
8 4FW Jonathan Spokeyjack (1998-11-13) 13 November 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
9 4FW Sylvain Worworbu (1998-08-17) 17 August 1998 (age 19) 5 11 New Zealand St Peter's College
13 4FW Xavier Johnny (1998-09-25) 25 September 1998 (age 19) 4 1 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
18 4FW Derek Bule (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

Squad for 2013 OFC U-17 Championship[edit]

Caps and goals as of 11 April 2013.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Charlie Waivui (1996-02-08) 8 February 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Tafea U20
20 1GK Samuel Loli (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
3 2DF Goshen Donna(c) (1997-06-07) 7 June 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Vanuatu Amicale
2 2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 20) 5 2 Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown
4 2DF Elie Melte Rossi (1996-01-09) 9 January 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Vanuatu Yatel
5 2DF Remy Kalsrap (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 21) 4 1 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
6 2DF Douglas Patrick (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Vanuatu Torba
15 2DF Andrew Vanva (1996-09-15) 15 September 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Vanuatu Torba
17 2DF Kerry Iawak (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08
7 3MF Etienne Naieu (1996-02-13) 13 February 1996 (age 21) 1 1 Vanuatu Amicale
8 3MF Alphonse Toa (1996-03-21) 21 March 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Vaum United
10 3MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu Tafea
12 3MF Jacky Ruben (1996-06-24) 24 June 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
13 3MF Justin Koka (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 21) 5 1 Vanuatu Amicale
14 3MF Andre Bule (1996-08-29) 29 August 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Yatel
18 3MF Renold Iwai (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08
21 3MF Donald Napat (1997-08-13) 13 August 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Vanuatu Tafea
9 4FW Gregory Rouard (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
11 4FW Alex Saniel (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 20) 5 2 New Zealand Fencibles United
16 4FW Frank Ruben (1996-10-07) 7 October 1996 (age 21) 5 2 Vanuatu Amicale
22 4FW Joe Flosse Nako (1997-09-09) 9 September 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

Squad for the 2011 OFC U-17 Championship[edit]

Caps and goals as of 20 January 2011.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Seiloni Iaruel (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Vanuatu Tafea
16 1GK Julian Kalotang (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea
2 2DF Raoul Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
3 2DF Jais Malsarani (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 23) 5 0 Vanuatu Tafea
4 2DF Chanel Obed (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 22) 4 0 Vanuatu Amicale
5 2DF Jelene Waiwai (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08
7 2DF Yoan Ben (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Unattached
15 2DF Xavier Massing (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Vanuatu Amicale
8 3MF Barry Mansale (1995-11-01) 1 November 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Amicale
9 3MF Santino Mermer (1995-05-28) 28 May 1995 (age 22) 5 2 Vanuatu Shepherds United
10 3MF Abraham Roquara (c) (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 23) 5 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
12 3MF Steve Lolten (1994-01-07) 7 January 1994 (age 23) 5 0 Unattached
13 3MF Steve Sallas (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Unattached
14 3MF Daniel Tenene (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 23) 2 1 Unattached
17 3MF Michel Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 5 1 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
18 3MF George Mahit (1995-08-13) 13 August 1995 (age 22) 4 1 Unattached
11 4FW Jean Kaltak (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 23) 5 5 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
19 4FW Tony Kaltak (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 20) 5 3 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
20 4FW Andre Kalselik (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Unattached
6 4FW Romain Carlot (1994-07-30) 30 July 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Unattached

List of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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