Vanuatu national under-20 football team

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Vanuatu U20
Association Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Vanuatu Etienne Mermer
Captain Jacky Ruben
Most caps Seiloni Iaruel, Kevin Shem & Jean Kaltak (9)
Top scorer Jean Kaltak (9)
FIFA code VAN
First colours
Second colours
First international
French Polynesia Tahiti 2 - 1 New Hebrides New Hebrides
(Papeete, French Polynesia; December 8, 1974)
Biggest win
American Samoa American Samoa 0 - 15 Vanuatu Vanuatu
(Apia, Samoa; August 19, 1998)
Biggest defeat
Fiji Fiji 11 - 0 Vanuatu Vanuatu
(Suva, Fiji; October 1, 1994)
World Cup
Appearances 0
OFC U-20 Championship
Appearances 13 (1974), (1988), (1990), (1992), (1994), (1998), (2001), (2002), (2005), (2007), (2011), (2013), (2014)
Best result Second (2014)

The Vanuatu national under-20 football team is the national U-20 team of Vanuatu and is controlled by the Vanuatu Football Federation.

History[edit]

The Vanuatu national under-29 football team took 5 times part on a tournament (1995, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013) and the best result was in 2005 when the team reached the final but unfortunately they lost it against Australia. In 2014 the team got the best result with a second place.

Competition record[edit]

OFC[edit]

The OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the only qualification spot for Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and representatives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

OFC U-20 Championship
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
French Polynesia 1974 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1
Australia 1978
Fiji 1980
Papua New Guinea 1982
Australia 1985
New Zealand 1987
Fiji 1988 Group Stage 2 0 0 2 2 8 -6 0
Fiji 1990 Group Stage 4 2 0 2 4 10 -6 4
French Polynesia 1992 Group Stage 4 1 1 2 4 9 -5 3
Fiji 1994 4th Place 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
French Polynesia 1997
Samoa 1998 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 15 9 +6 3
Cook Islands 2001 Group Stage 5 4 0 1 23 4 +19 12
Fiji 2002 Group Stage 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
Solomon Islands 2005 4th Place 5 3 0 2 12 15 -1 9
New Zealand 2007 Group Stage 6 1 2 3 8 17 -9 5
French Polynesia 2008
New Zealand 2011 4th Place 5 4 0 1 19 5 +14 12
Fiji 2013 3rd Place 4 2 0 2 12 7 +5 6
Fiji 2014 2nd Place 5 3 2 0 11 4 +7 11
Total 12 47 20 5 22 110 101 +9 62

Group stage[edit]

The group stage fixtures were announced on 7 May, with the games scheduled as a round-robin tournament.[1]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Fiji 5 4 1 0 13 3 +10 13
 Vanuatu 5 3 2 0 11 4 +7 11
 New Caledonia 5 3 0 2 17 5 +12 9
 Solomon Islands 5 1 1 3 7 7 0 4
 Papua New Guinea 5 1 1 3 6 13 −7 4
 American Samoa 5 0 1 4 1 23 −22 1


History matches[edit]

2014

2014 OFC U-20 Championship[edit]

Vanuatu's starting line-up against New Caledonia, OFC U-20 Championship 2014

Current Technical Staff[edit]

Position
Head coach Vanuatu Etienne Mermer
Assistant coach Australia Anthony Pisano
Teammanager Vanuatu Tom Philip
Goalkeeping coach Vanuatu Obed Jimmy
Physio Vanuatu Albert Kaipam
Media Officer Vanuatu Harry Atisson

Pre-squad for the 2016 OFC U-20 Championship in September[edit]

Caps and goals as of 3 February 2016.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Andreas Duch (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08
1GK Ricky Dick (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
1GK Daniel August 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

2DF Goshen Donna (1997-06-07) 7 June 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Vanuatu Amicale
2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 19) 4 0 Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown
2DF Joseph Iaruel (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 18) 0 0 New Zealand St Peter's College
2DF Alex August (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
2DF William Kai (1999-12-22) 22 December 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
2DF Gayson Boaga 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
2DF Chris Bani (1997-07-15) 15 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Torba United
2DF Loic Bule 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
2DF Zolostino Tanghwa (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
2DF Jeffrey Tasso (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
2DF Gregory Patrick (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

3MF Frederick Massing (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3MF William Edison (1998-06-03) 3 June 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 19) 5 2 Vanuatu Tafea
3MF Godin Tenene 0 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08
3MF Abednigo Sau (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3MF Max Uguna (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3MF Ronaldo Wilkins (1999-12-30) 30 December 1999 (age 16) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
3MF Jayson Timatua (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
3MF Harisson Isaac 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3MF Vatu Kalsale (1997-12-06) 6 December 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
3MF Sedeck Melky 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3MF Jesta Iatika 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
3MF Kalfter Kaltack 0 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star

4FW Xavier Johnny (1998-09-25) 25 September 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
4FW Sylvain Worworbu (1998-08-17) 17 August 1998 (age 17) 0 0 New Zealand St Peter's College
4FW Derek Bule (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
4FW Ruben Manium 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
4FW Thimoty Shem 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
4FW Andry Namatak 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy
4FW Kenneth Soromon 0 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere

Squad for the 2014 OFC U-20 Championship[edit]

Caps and goals as of 1 June 2014.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Charlie Waivui (1996-02-08) 8 February 1996 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu Tafea U20
24 1GK Ricky Dick (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

2 2DF Jaison Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 19) 4 0 Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown
3 2DF Goshen Donna (1997-06-07) June 7, 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Vanuatu Amicale
4 2DF Alphonse Lency 5 0 Vanuatu Vaum United
5 2DF Joseph Iaruel (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 18) 0 0 New Zealand St Peter's College
6 2DF Remy Kalsrap (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
7 2DF Elie Melte Rossi (1996-01-09) January 9, 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu Yatel
18 2DF Kerry Iawak (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 20) 4 1 Vanuatu Spirit 08

8 3MF Justin Koka (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 (age 19) 5 1 Vanuatu Amicale
10 3MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 19) 5 2 Vanuatu Tafea
12 3MF Andre Bule (1996-08-29) 29 August 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu Yatel
14 3MF Kersom Kalsong 5 4 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
15 3MF Etienne Naieu (1996-02-13) February 13, 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
16 3MF Jacky Ruben (c) (1996-06-24) June 24, 1996 (age 20) 4 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
19 3MF Renold Iwai (1996-05-31) May 31, 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Vanuatu Yatel

9 4FW Tony Kaltack (1996-09-05) 5 September 1996 (age 19) 4 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
11 4FW Alex Saniel (1996-11-08) November 8, 1996 (age 19) 5 1 New Zealand Fencibles United
13 4FW Ruben Frank (1996-10-07) October 7, 1996 (age 19) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
17 4FW Sam Iwai 3 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

Current squad[edit]

Caps and goals as of 10 March 2013.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Seiloni Iaruel (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 21) 9 0 Vanuatu Tafea
20 1GK Kalo Firiam (1994-12-10) December 10, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea

2 2DF Raoul Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
3 2DF Chanel Obed (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
4 2DF Jaycen Botleng (1994-06-06) June 6, 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Vanuatu Tafea
5 2DF Kevin Shem (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 22) 9 2 Vanuatu Tafea
6 2DF Jais Malsarani (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Vanuatu Tafea
15 2DF Eric Johnsam (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United

7 3MF Barry Mansale (1995-11-01) 1 November 1995 (age 20) 3 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
8 3MF Jackson Tasso (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 23) 4 1 Vanuatu Amicale
12 3MF Santino Mermer (1995-05-28) 28 May 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
14 3MF Michel Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 20) 3 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
16 3MF Zica Manuhi (1993-07-23) July 23, 1993 (age 23) 4 1 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
18 3MF Philipe Tabilip (1993-05-24) May 24, 1993 (age 23) 1 1 Unattached

9 4FW Jean Kaltak (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 21) 9 9 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
10 4FW Bill Nicolls (1993-06-03) June 3, 1993 (age 23) 4 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
11 4FW Ratu Hungai (1993-10-18) October 18, 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Unattached
13 4FW Dalong Damalip (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 23) 4 4 Vanuatu Amicale
17 4FW Nicol Tari (1994-11-29) November 29, 1994 (age 21) 2 1 Vanuatu Tafea
19 4FW Edwin Bai (1995-12-21) December 21, 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Vanuatu Malampa Revivors

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pathway to FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 revealed". 7 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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