Vanuatu national under-20 football team

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Vanuatu U20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Canada Dejan Gluscevic
Captain Bong Kalo
Most caps Bong Kalo (10)
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 1
Best result Group Stage (2017)
OFC U-20 Championship
Appearances 14 (1974, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Best result Second (2014, 2016)

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-20 football team took part in a tournament 14 times (1974, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016). In 2014 the team got the best result with a second place as they finished behind Fiji. Two years later they would qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup after defeating the Solomon Islands in the Semi Finals to book a spot and compete at their first FIFA tournament. [1]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D L GF GA
19772015 Did not qualify
South Korea 2017 Group Stage 24th 3 0 0 3 4 13
Total Group Stage 1/21 3 0 0 3 4 13

OFC[edit]

The OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the only qualification spot for the 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
French Polynesia 1974 3rd Place 3 0 1 2 3 7
Australia 1978 Did Not Compete
Fiji 1980
Papua New Guinea 1982
Australia 1985
New Zealand 1986
Fiji 1988 Group Stage 2 0 0 2 2 8
Fiji 1990 3rd Place 4 2 0 2 4 10
French Polynesia 1992 4th Place 4 1 1 2 4 9
Fiji 1994 4th Place 4 2 0 2 6 6
French Polynesia 1997 Did Not Compete
Samoa 1998 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 15 9
New Caledonia&Cook Islands 2001 Group Stage 5 4 0 1 23 4
Vanuatu&Fiji 2002 Group Stage 2 0 1 1 2 4
Solomon Islands 2005 3rd Place 5 3 0 2 12 15
New Zealand 2007 Group Stage 6 1 2 3 8 17
French Polynesia 2008 Did Not Compete
New Zealand 2011 3rd Place 5 4 0 1 19 5
Fiji 2013 3rd Place 4 2 0 2 12 7
Fiji 2014 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 11 4
Tonga&Vanuatu 2016 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 7 7
Total 14 57 27 7 23 128 112
Vanuatu's starting line-up against New Zealand, OFC U-20 Championship 2016

Current technical staff[edit]

Position
Head coach Canada Dejan Gluscevic
Team Manager Vanuatu Peter Takaro
High Performance Coach France David Laurent Baltase
Assistant coach 1 Vanuatu Kaison Maki
Assistant coach 2 Vanuatu Vital Bong
Team Manager Vanuatu Peter Takaro
Goalkeeper coach & Kit Manager Vanuatu Obed Jimmy
Doctor Vanuatu Basil Leodoro
Physio Vanuatu Albert Kaipam

Vanuatu at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup before a match against Mexico at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium stadium in Daejeon, South Korea.

Current Squad[edit]

The following players where called up for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Caps and goals as of 20 May 2017 after the game against the Mexico.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Daniel Alick (1998-12-28) 28 December 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Vanuatu ABM Galaxy
12 1GK Dick Taiwia (1997-12-28) 28 December 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
21 1GK Andreas Duch (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Vanuatu Tafea

2 2DF Selwyn Vatu (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
3 2DF Lency Philip (1997-06-08) 8 June 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu Santos
4 2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 20) 12 1 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
5 2DF Joseph Iaruel (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Vanuatu Amicale
13 2DF Denly Ben (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Vanuatu Santos
14 2DF Reginold Ravo (1997-08-25) 25 August 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
15 2DF Gregory Patrick (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 19) 7 0 Vanuatu Torba United

6 3MF Claude Aru (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 20) 6 0 Vanuatu Malampa Revivors
8 3MF Jayson Timatua (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 18) 6 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
9 3MF Ronaldo Wilkins (1999-12-30) 30 December 1999 (age 17) 8 3 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
10 3MF Bong Kalo (captain) (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 20) 13 7 Vanuatu Tafea
11 3MF Godine Tenene (1998-05-03) 3 May 1998 (age 19) 7 2 Vanuatu Spirit 08
16 3MF Frederick Massing (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 18) 6 1 Vanuatu United Malampa
17 3MF John Well Wohale (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Vanuatu Vaum United

7 4FW Bethuel Ollie (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Vanuatu Vaum United
18 4FW Johnathan Spokeyjack (1998-11-13) 13 November 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
19 4FW Abednigo Sau (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 18) 6 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
20 4FW Azariah Soromon (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere


Recent call-up's[edit]

The following players have also been called up to represent Vanuatu in the last 12 months:

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Willie Dick (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United

2DF Tasso Jeffrey (1998-08-12) 12 August 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Vanuatu Mauwia
2DF Timothy Boulet (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
2DF Jesse Kalopang (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star

3MF Kalfter Kaltack (1997-11-01) 1 November 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
3MF Max Uguna (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga

4FW Sylvain Worworbu (1998-08-17) 17 August 1998 (age 18) 4 0 New Zealand St Peter's College
4FW Derrick Bule (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
4FW Harison Massing (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu United Malampa

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 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Tafea U20
24 1GK Ricky Dick (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

2 2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown
3 2DF Goshen Donna (1997-06-07) June 7, 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Vanuatu Amicale
4 2DF Alphonse Lency (1996-03-21) March 21, 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Amicale
5 2DF Joseph Iaruel (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 New Zealand St Peter's College
6 2DF Remy Kalsrap (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
7 2DF Elie Melte Rossi (1996-01-09) January 9, 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu Yatel
18 2DF Kerry Iawak (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 21) 4 1 Vanuatu Nalkutan

8 3MF Justin Koka (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 21) 5 1 Vanuatu Malampa Revivors
10 3MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 20) 5 2 Vanuatu Tafea
12 3MF Andre Bule (1996-08-29) 29 August 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu Yatel
14 3MF Kersom Kalsong (1995-04-23) 23 April 1995 (age 22) 5 4 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
15 3MF Etienne Naieu (1996-02-13) February 13, 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
16 3MF Jacky Ruben(c) (1996-11-10) November 10, 1996 (age 20) 4 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
19 3MF Renold Iwai (1996-05-31) May 31, 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08

9 4FW Tony Kaltack (1996-03-04) 4 March 1996 (age 21) 4 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
11 4FW Alex Saniel (1996-11-08) November 8, 1996 (age 20) 5 1 New Zealand Fencibles United
13 4FW Ruben Frank (1996-10-07) October 7, 1996 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
17 4FW Sam Iwai (1996-03-15) March 15, 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Vanuatu Teouma Academy

Squad for the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship[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 22) 9 0 Vanuatu Tafea
20 1GK Kalo Firiam (1994-12-10) December 10, 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea

2 2DF Raoul Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
3 2DF Chanel Obed (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
4 2DF Jaycen Botleng (1994-06-06) June 6, 1994 (age 23) 4 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
5 2DF Kevin Shem (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 23) 9 2 Vanuatu Tafea
6 2DF Jais Malsarani (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 23) 4 0 Vanuatu Tafea
15 2DF Eric Johnsam (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United

7 3MF Barry Mansale (1995-11-01) 1 November 1995 (age 21) 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 22) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
14 3MF Michel Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 21) 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 24) 1 1 Unattached

9 4FW Jean Kaltak (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 22) 9 9 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
10 4FW Bill Nicolls (1993-06-03) June 3, 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
11 4FW Ratu Hungai (1993-10-18) October 18, 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Unattached
13 4FW Dalong Damalip (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 24) 4 4 Vanuatu Amicale
17 4FW Nicol Tari (1994-11-29) November 29, 1994 (age 22) 2 1 Vanuatu Tafea
19 4FW Edwin Bai (1995-12-21) December 21, 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Vanuatu Malampa Revivors


Fixtures and results[edit]

2014[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

List of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History-making Vanuatu join New Zealand on world stage". FIFA. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  1. http://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc/News/ViewArticle/tabid/125/Article/172dac4f-e000-45e9-96e4-66e1b62f8cd0/language/en-US/Default.aspx
  2. http://olefootballacademy.co.nz/declan-edge/
  3. http://www.vff.vu

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