Vietnam national football team
|Nickname(s)||Rồng Vàng (Golden Dragons)|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Park Hang-seo|
|Captain||Quế Ngọc Hải|
|Most caps||Lê Công Vinh (83)|
|Top scorer||Lê Công Vinh (51)|
|Home stadium||Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
|Current||99 2 (19 September 2019)|
|Highest||84 (September 1998)|
|Lowest||172 (December 2006)|
|Current||115 25 (13 September 2019)|
|Highest||58 (October 2002)|
|Lowest||175 (January 1995)|
| Hong Kong 3–2 South Vietnam |
(Mong Kok, Hong Kong; 20 April 1947)
China PR 5–3 North Vietnam
(Beijing, China; 4 October 1956)
| Vietnam 11–0 Guam |
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 23 January 2000)
| Zimbabwe 6–0 Vietnam |
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26 February 1997)
Oman 6–0 Vietnam
(Incheon, South Korea; 29 February 2003)
|Appearances||2 (first in 2007)|
|Best result||Quarter-final (2007, 2019)|
During the late 1950s, known by the name South Vietnam national football team, it was one of the four teams to advance into the final round of 1956 AFC Asian Cup, 1960 AFC Asian Cup, finishing fourth both times. The team also won 10th Merdeka Tournament in Malaysia, 1966. While Vietnam was split into North and South Vietnam, two national teams existed and both were controlled by similar Vietnam Football Associations. After the two countries unified in 1976, the Vietnam Football Associations was renamed to VFF.
Although Vietnam has some of the oldest football history in Asia, due to historical tragedies that occurred in the country throughout 20th century, with repeated Japanese occupation of Indochina, First Indochina War, Vietnam War, Sino-Vietnamese War, Cambodian–Vietnamese War, conflict with Thailand, Vietnamese football can be considered as still very new and unknown globally. Despite this, Vietnam is increasingly noted for being a team with strong spirit and a tendency of "pushing above the weight", with the team managed to win 4th place in 1956 and 1960 Asian Cup as South Vietnam; and although the team participated in only two Asian Cup in 2007 and 2019 editions as an unified nation, they managed to become the best-performed team from Southeast Asia in both occasions, reaching quarter-finals, in which fellow neighbours Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines failed to do so. In youth tournament, Vietnam was the first Southeast Asian country to win a point in a major FIFA men's youth competition, with its U-20 team gained a draw against New Zealand U-20 in 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Since 1990s when Vietnam rejoined global world football, the sport soon becomes part of Vietnamese society and a weapon to fight negative reputation of the country due to the traumatic Vietnam War and later conflicts. This makes the national team becomes a part of Vietnamese nationalism and passionate worldwide. Vietnamese supporters are dubbed to be some of the best and most passionate fans, renowned for large celebrations over the team's achievements, regardless it is national or youth side.
- 1 History
- 2 Team image
- 3 Competitive records
- 4 Results and fixtures
- 5 Players
- 6 Coaching staff
- 7 Records
- 8 Honours
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
The introduction of football into Vietnam traced its roots in 1896 during the era of colonial French Cochinchina. At the early stage, the sport are only played among French civil servants, merchants and soldiers. The French then encouraged local Vietnamese to played football and several other sports that were introduced to them to divert their interest from politics which resulting the sport being spread to other regions, mostly the northern and central region. On 20 July 1908, the newspaper Southern Luc Tan Van reported the match between two local Vietnamese teams for the first time. A first football guidebook then published in 1925 by a local Vietnamese doctor named Pham Van Tiec to attract the interest among Vietnamese youngsters. By 1928, the Vietnamese had established the Annamite Sports Bureau and in the same year they sent a Vietnamese football team to compete in Singapore. More local football clubs then established in both northern and southern Vietnam although it was not until after the World War II that football clubs in the region started to become more organised. It was the time Vietnam played their first ever international match, against Korea in Saigon which they lost 2–4.
From Vietnam War to 1986
Two national football teams then existed when Vietnam was divided into South Vietnam and North Vietnam. The team from the South participated in the first two AFC Asian Cup finals (1956 AFC Asian Cup and 1960 AFC Asian Cup) and finished in fourth place both times. They won the first Southeast Asian Games in 1959 in Thailand. The team also entered qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, beating Thailand 1–0 to qualify the classification matches before losing their group opening matches by 0–4 to Japan and 0–1 to Hong Kong. The team played their last game against Malaysia in 1975 where they lost 0–3. Meanwhile, the team from the North was less active, not being a member of either AFC and FIFA, often playing against other Communist states between 1956 and 1966. They had their first match against China PR where they lost 3–5 under head coach Truong Tan Buu. They participated in the first GANEFO (Games of the New Emerging Forces) competitions at Indonesia in 1962 and Cambodia in 1966. Both team ceased to exist when the North and South regions were combined together into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War, but North Vietnam remained not a member of AFC and FIFA before 1975. Due to South Vietnam was a member of FIFA, the later unified Vietnam team is classified as successor of South Vietnam by FIFA.
The development of football during this era for both Vietnams was marked with stagnation as the Vietnam War occurred at the same time. The Vietnam War, a war that occurred between two states, had a tremendous impact and delayed the development of football in the country. Because of the war, Vietnam, by then, a major football force in Asia, started losing its reputation as the war ruined the country. Thus, the conflict had greatly reduced Vietnamese football ability and weakened the country seriously. However, the following Cambodian–Vietnamese War and Sino-Vietnamese War, and global sanctions against the country, had depleted the nation's football team and turned Vietnam into one of the weakest teams in the world and Asia overall. For this reason, Vietnamese football can be still considered as new and unknown for the rest of the world, in spite of its long standing history as Vietnam only rejoined global football in 1991.
Post Vietnam War and redevelopment era: early performance in 1990s and 2000s
Vietnamese professional football league known as the All Vietnam Football Championship was launched in 1980 to redevelop Vietnamese football after a long period of civil war. In 1989, following the Đổi Mới reforms, a new football federation was formed. Vietnamese sports began to return to international events. After three months of preparation, in August 1989, the First Congress of the new football federation took place in Hanoi, declaring the formation of the Vietnam Football Federation. Trịnh Ngọc Chữ, deputy minister of General Department of Sports, was elected as the first president of VFF. The reunified Vietnam national football team then played their first match against the Philippines in 1991 where they had a draw.
Vietnam participated in the country's first ever FIFA World Cup qualification in 1994 World Cup campaign for the first time as an unified nation, having participated in 1974 qualification as South Vietnam. The national side at the time was not successful in World Cup campaigns, failing in both 1994 and 1998 qualifications with only one single win.
In 1996, Vietnam participated in the first Tiger Cup where they finished in third place and hosted the second Tiger Cup in 1998 where they lost 0–1 to Singapore in the final. From 2000 to 2007, Vietnam continued their quest to win the Southeast Asian trophy, but often ended short by losing semi-finals or eliminated in the group stage.
2002 FIFA World Cup qualification was some few bright of Vietnam during these World Cup campaigns, with the team won three and drew one, both played in Dammam. However, with the team failed to Saudi Arabia, Vietnam didn't qualify for the World Cup. The 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification was also unsuccessful, with Vietnam fell to South Korea and Oman, but managed to create a shock 1–0 win to 2002 FIFA World Cup's fourth-place South Korea in Muscat, which remained as one of Vietnam's greatest football feats since unification. The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification had been extremely depressing for Vietnam, with the team once again failed, falling behind South Korea and Lebanon, and only stayed above Maldives by goal differences.
During that shortcoming era, Vietnam hosted the 2007 AFC Asian Cup along with Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand; despite failure to qualify for previous Asian Cup since 1990s. In the group stage, Vietnam created shock by defeating the UAE 2–0, drew 1–1 with another Gulf team, Qatar, before lost 1–4 to Japan yet were the only Southeast Asian team to reach quarter-finals, where they lost to Iraq 0–2.
Vietnam won the first AFF Championship title in 2008, which they were held in Group B with Thailand, Malaysia and Laos. After losing Thailand 0–2 in the opener, Vietnam defeated Malaysia 3–2 and Laos 4–0. In semi-finals, Vietnam hold the defending champion Singapore by 0–0 in home match before winning 1–0 away. Vietnam met Thailand again in the finals and defeated them 3–2 aggregated, won the away match 2–1 then drew 1–1 at home. This would be the team's first international honour since rejoining global football, and it took 10 years until the team repeated this feat.
Vietnam almost managed a successful 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification when Vietnam performed well against Syria and Lebanon, as well as against China; but the shortcoming on scoring goals once again proved to be instrumental on denying Vietnam's qualification to 2011 AFC Asian Cup, as the team finished third with only a single 3–1 home win over Lebanon and two draws away to both Levant opponents Syria and Lebanon.
From 2010s: first disappointments and beginning of the rise
The national team of Vietnam started to witness significant changes under the tenure of Toshiya Miura, who took charge of Vietnam from 2014–16. The Japanese coach was accredited for rebuilding the national team of Vietnam after the failed 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, and had a significant impact on the improvement of the team's performances. One of the most renowned achievement under Miura's era was with the youth team, when U-23 side managed to cruise U-23 Iran, a major Asian force, in 2014 Asian Games with an unthinkable 4–1. Many of these young players nurtured by coach Miura would be brought to senior side, where the team managed a fine performance in 2014 AFF Championship, but Vietnam failed to progress beyond the semi-finals after suffering a shock 2–4 defeat to Malaysia right at home, in spite of winning 2–1 away before. Vietnamese police had sought to investigate this match, but found no evidence of rigged bribery or corruption as also stated in the findings of Swiss-based international supplier betting services Sportradar.
Miura led Vietnam in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers when Vietnam was grouped together with Thailand, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Iraq; Indonesia later withdrew. Vietnam managed a fine performance, drawing Iraq 1–1 at home. However, two disappointing defeats to Thailand away 0–1 and humiliating 0–3 home loss to the same opponent had put the team under heavy criticism. Toshiya Miura, despite improvement, was sacked by the VFF after the U-23 side's failure to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics.
Hope was put into new coach, Nguyễn Hữu Thắng, some of the first fine Vietnamese managers during the era. Under Thắng, Vietnam once again progressed to the semi-finals of 2016 AFF Championship, but the team had to bow down to Indonesia in another thrilling semi-finals, being held 2–2 at home and previously lost 1–2 away to the same rival. The team's disappointment somehow relieved a little, as the Golden Dragons participated in 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification for finishing third in their World Cup qualification group. The Vietnamese side managed two draws in their opening run against Afghanistan in Tajikistan and a goalless draw to Jordan in Ho Chi Minh City. However, with the U-22 side was shockingly eliminated in the group stage of 2017 SEA Games, coach Nguyễn Hữu Thắng was relieved from duty, and the team faced a tremendous crisis of confidence as fans have lost their will to support the team. Interim coach Mai Đức Chung was appointed to help Vietnam in two crucial Asian Cup qualification match against neighbour Cambodia, in which coach Chung was able to revive some of the team's lost spirit, beating Cambodia 2–1 away and a thrashing 5–0 win at home. These wins allowed Vietnam to join top two for final tickets.
Park Hang-seo, former assistant of Guus Hiddink during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, was appointed as new coach of Vietnam in 2017 after attempt to negotiate with Takashi Sekizuka was unsuccessful. Upon his arrival to Vietnam, Park Hang-seo was greeted with jeers and scepticisms since almost every Vietnamese knew none of him, and his achievement as coach in South Korea was nothing significant. These poor perception later slowly dissipate when he was able to rise Vietnamese football in international level.
Park's first official match as coach of Vietnam was in the same 2019 Asian Cup qualification, where Vietnam held Afghanistan at home in a 0–0 draw, thus allowed Vietnam to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, their first ever Asian Cup since 2007. Park himself suffered tremendous criticisms from Vietnamese press and population alike and very few considered him worthy. However, the national pride would soon be revived with an unthinkable performance of the U-23 side in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship. Park Hang-seo, also coach of the U-23 team, was accredited for this success and this began a new resurgence of the side, slow but steady from time. With the same U-23 players, he formed the squad of Vietnamese senior in a meaningless 1–1 draw to Jordan in 2019 Asian Cup qualification, which both teams qualified together. Also with these young players, the 2018 AFF Championship became Vietnam's second AFF Championship title. In Group A, Vietnam managed 3 victories against Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia and a draw with Myanmar. In semi-finals, they defeated the Philippines twice by 2–1 both home and away hence progressed towards the finals, where they defeated Malaysia 3–2 aggregated, drawing 2–2 away and winning 1–0 home.
However, it was the 2019 AFC Asian Cup that saw Vietnam began to gain its first ever international recognition. With entire of squad made up with the successful U-23 players, also the youngest squad in the tournament, Vietnam managed to beat Yemen in their final group matches to become the last best fourth place team to qualify for the round of sixteen despite had earlier lost to two former Asian Cup champions Iraq by 2–3 and Iran by 0–2. The encounter against Jordan perhaps, had become the most famous in modern Vietnamese football history. Their previous opponent in 2019 Asian Cup qualification had an outstanding performance in group B, defeated then-Asian champions Australia 1–0 and a 2–0 win over neighbour Syria to top the group with near perfect record, having drawn 0–0 to Palestine. With this condition, Vietnam was regarded lowly and being seen as unfavourable against a formidable Jordanian side, previously played in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification playoff only to bow down to Uruguay; and had already played a friendly match against previous 2018 FIFA World Cup's silver medalist Croatia.
Yet, Vietnam managed to surprise. Although Jordan scored an early goal lead, Vietnam responded with a surprising strike in the second half and the Vietnamese resurgence saw Vietnam managed an unthinkable battle against a formidable Jordanian side. Being held 1–1 after extra time, the Golden Dragons registered history by winning 4–2 in penalty shoot-out. The win sent million of Vietnamese into the street for celebrations, and it was considered as out of expectation, as Vietnam was expected to go out from the round of sixteen. In the quarter-finals, Vietnam met Japan but failed to continue the success after their opponent being awarded a penalty kick which being decided through the video assistant referee (VAR), resulting to a 0–1 score by Ritsu Doan until the final whistle being blown. Nonetheless, impressive performances against Iraq, Iran and Japan, both ended in defeats but not in large margins, heralded nationwide about the rise of a new generation of Vietnamese football.
Vietnam's current kit sponsor is Grand Sport. The contract started in January 2015 which will end by the end of December 2019 but extended until 2023. Vietnam was also previously sponsored by Adidas, Li-Ning and Nike. The tradition home colour for the Vietnamese team is all red with yellow trim and the away colour is all white with red trim ever since they started the contract with Nike. With Adidas, it was just red and white. Occasionally, the team wore blue and yellow jerseys.
Vietnamese supporters are noted for their passionate and utmost, very protective of their national side. Vietnamese take pride on football heavily and in Vietnam, football is a God sport for the Vietnamese population in majority. When the national team won big matches, the streets are often overwhelmed by large Vietnamese crowds, demonstrating nationalist chants, singing Vietnamese nationalist songs. Vietnamese passionate supporters have been witnessed during 2007 AFC Asian Cup when the team defeated the UAE 2–0 and later, the lone Southeast Asian side to sneak into the quarter-finals. During the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Vietnamese fans had gone wild to celebration after beating Jordan in the round of sixteen.
Even in smaller tournaments, Vietnamese fans are also noted for large celebration, such as when Vietnam won the 2008 AFF Championship and 2018 AFF Championship, and recently 2018 AFC U-23 Championship which its Olympic team won silver medal after losing the final.
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||Qualifications record||Coach(es)|
|1930 to 1950||Did not participate||Did not participate||N/A|
|1954 to 1974||See South Vietnam||See South Vietnam||See South Vietnam|
|1978 to 1990||Did not enter||Did not enter||N/A|
|1994||Did not qualify||8||1||0||7||4||18||Trần Bình Sự|
|1998||6||0||0||6||2||21|| Trần Duy Long,|
Lê Đình Chính
|2006||6||1||1||4||5||9|| Nguyễn Thành Vinh|
, Edson Tavares
|2018||6||2||1||3||7||8|| Toshiya Miura,|
Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
|2022||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined|
AFC Asian Cup
|AFC Asian Cup record||AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|1964 to 1972||Did not qualify|
|1976 to 1992||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1996||Did not qualify||3||2||0||1||13||5|
|2011||Did not qualify||6||1||2||3||6||11|
|2023||To be determined||In progress|
|Total||Best: Fourth place||4/17||15||2||3||10||17||35||40||15||8||17||74||61|
|AFC Asian Cup History|
|1956||Group Stage||Hong Kong||2–2||Draw||Hong Kong|
|1960||Group Stage||South Korea||1–5||Loss||Seoul, South Korea|
|Republic of China||0–2||Loss|
|2007||Group Stage||United Arab Emirates||2–0||Won||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|2019||Group Stage||Iraq||2–3||Loss||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Yemen||2–0||Won||Al Ain, United Arab Emirates|
|Round of 16||Jordan||1–1 a.e.t (pens. 4–2)||Won||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Asian Games record||Coach(es)|
|1951||Did not participate||Did not participate|
|1954 to 1974||See South Vietnam||See South Vietnam|
|1978 to 1994||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1998||Group stage||2||0||0||2||0||6||Alfred Riedl|
|Total||Best: Group Stage||1/13||2||0||0||2||0||6|
|Asian Games History|
|1998||Group Stage||Turkmenistan||0–2||Loss||Nakhon Sawan, Thailand|
|AFF Championship record||Coach(es)|
|1996||Third place||3/10||6||3||2||1||14||10||Karl-Heinz Weigang|
|2000||Fourth place||4/9||6||3||1||2||14||6||Alfred Riedl|
|2002||Third place||3/9||6||4||1||1||21||12||Henrique Calisto|
|2004||Group stage||6/10||4||2||1||1||13||5|| Edson Tavares, |
Trần Văn Khánh
|2012||Group stage||6/8||3||0||1||2||2||5||Phan Thanh Hùng|
|2016||Semi-finals||3/8||5||3||1||1||8||6||Nguyễn Hữu Thắng|
Southeast Asian Games
|Southeast Asian Games record||Coach(es)|
|1959 to 1973||See South Vietnam||See South Vietnam|
|1975 to 1989||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1991||Group stage||6/7||3||0||1||2||3||5||Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển|
|1993||Group stage||6/9||3||1||0||2||1||3||Trần Bình Sự|
|1997||Third place||3/10||6||3||1||2||9||6||Colin Murphy|
|Southeast Asian Games History|
|1991||Group Stage||Philippines||2–2||Draw||Manila, Philippines|
|1995||Group Stage||Malaysia||2–0||Won||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Gold medal match||Thailand||0–4||Loss|
|1997||Group Stage||Malaysia||0–1||Loss||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Bronze medal match||Singapore||1–0||Won|
|1999||Group Stage||Laos||9–0||Won||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei|
|Gold medal match||Thailand||0–2||Loss|
Vietnam Football Federation Cup
|VFF Cup record||Coach(es)|
|2004 Agribank Cup||Runner-up||2/4||3||2||0||1||4||3||Edson Tavares|
|2008 T&T Cup||Runner-up||2/3||2||0||2||0||2||2||Henrique Calisto|
|2010 VFF Son Ha Cup||Fourth place||4/4||3||0||1||2||1||5||Henrique Calisto|
|2012 VFF Cup||Third place||3/4||3||1||1||1||5||2||Phan Thanh Hùng|
|Vietnam Football Federation Cup History|
|2004 Agribank Cup||Group Stage||Thailand XI||1–0||Won||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|2006||Group Stage||New Zealand A||2–1||Won|
|2008 T&T Cup||Group Stage||North Korea||0–0||Draw|
|2010 VFF Son Ha Cup||Group Stage||South Korean University||0–2||Loss|
|2012 VFF Cup||Group Stage||Turkmenistan||0–1||Loss|
|South Korean University||1–1||Draw|
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|8 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian Cup (Group D)||Iraq||3–2||Vietnam||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|17:30 UTC+4||M. Ali 35'
|Report||Faez 24' (o.g.)
Nguyễn Công Phượng 42'
|Stadium: Zayed Sports City Stadium|
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
|12 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian Cup (Group D)||Vietnam||0–2||Iran||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|15:00 UTC+4||Report||Azmoun 38', 69'||Stadium: Al Nahyan Stadium|
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
|16 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian Cup (Group D)||Vietnam||2–0||Yemen||Al Ain, United Arab Emirates|
|20:00 UTC+4||Nguyễn Quang Hải 38'
Quế Ngọc Hải 64' (pen.)
|Report||Stadium: Hazza bin Zayed Stadium|
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
|20 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian Cup (Round of 16)||Jordan||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
|Vietnam||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|15:00 UTC+4||Abdel-Rahman 39'||Report||Nguyễn Công Phượng 51'||Stadium: Al Maktoum Stadium|
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
| Quế Ngọc Hải
Đỗ Hùng Dũng
Lương Xuân Trường
Trần Minh Vương
Bùi Tiến Dũng I
|24 January 2019 2019 AFC Asian Cup (Quarter-finals)||Vietnam||0–1||Japan||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|17:00 UTC+4||Report||Doan 57' (pen.)||Stadium: Al Maktoum Stadium|
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
|5 June 2019 King's Cup||Thailand||0–1||Vietnam||Buriram, Thailand|
|19:45 UTC+7||Report||Nguyễn Anh Đức 90+4'||Stadium: Chang Arena|
Referee: Jumpei Iida (Japan)
|8 June 2019 King's Cup||Curaçao||1–1|
|19:45 UTC+7||Carolina 58'||Report||Phạm Đức Huy 83'||Stadium: Chang Arena|
Referee: Wiwat Jumpaoon (Thailand)
| Nguyễn Anh Đức
Nguyễn Công Phượng
Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng
Quế Ngọc Hải
Đoàn Văn Hậu
|5 September 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification||Thailand||0–0||Vietnam||Pathum Thani, Thailand|
|19:00 UTC+7||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Thammasat Stadium|
Referee: Saoud Al-Athbah (Qatar)
|10 October 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification||Vietnam||v||Malaysia||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|18:00 UTC+7||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
|15 October 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification||Indonesia||v||Vietnam||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|19:30 UTC+7||Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium|
|14 November 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification||Vietnam||v||United Arab Emirates||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|--:-- UTC+7||Stadium: TBD|
|19 November 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification||Vietnam||v||Thailand||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|--:-- UTC+7||Stadium: TBD|
|31 March 2020 FIFA World Cup qualification||Malaysia||v||Vietnam||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|--:-- UTC+8||Stadium: Bukit Jalil National Stadium|
|4 June 2020 FIFA World Cup qualification||Vietnam||v||Indonesia||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|--:-- UTC+7||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
|9 June 2020 FIFA World Cup qualification||United Arab Emirates||v||Vietnam||TBD, United Arab Emirates|
|--:-- UTC+4||Stadium: TBD|
The following 33 players were called up for a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round match against Malaysia on 10 October 2019 and against Indonesia on 15 October 2019
Caps and goals are as of 5 September 2019 after the match against Thailand.
The following players have also been called up to the Vietnam squad within the last 12 months.
- [a] Withdrew from squad.
- SUS Player suspended.
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
- RET Retired from the national team.
- WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons.
- PRE Preliminary squad.
|Head coach||Park Hang-seo||VFF|
|Technical director||Hans-Jürgen Gede||VFF|
|Assistant coach||Lee Young-jin||VFF|
|Assistant coach||Lưu Danh Minh||VFF|
|Assistant coach||Lư Đình Tuấn||TP Hồ Chí Minh|
|Goalkeeper coach||Trần Minh Quang||Becamex Bình Dương|
|Fitness coach||Park Sung-gyun||VFF|
|Interpreter||Lê Huy Khoa||VFF|
|Doctor||Trần Anh Tuấn||VFF|
|Doctor||Tuấn Nguyên Giáp||VFF|
List of managers
Coaches by years since 1991
|Park Hang-seo||October 2017 – present||19||8||8||3|
|Mai Đức Chung (Interim)||August 2017 – October 2017||2||2||0||0|
|Nguyễn Hữu Thắng||March 2016 – August 2017||16||8||6||2|
|Toshiya Miura||May 2014 – January 2016||14||7||3||4|
|Hoàng Văn Phúc||January 2013 – April 2014||3||1||0||2|
|Nguyễn Văn Sỹ (Interim)||October 2012 – November 2012||4||1||0||3|
|Phan Thanh Hùng||August 2012 – October 2012||14||5||5||4|
|Falko Götz||June 2011 – December 2011||5||3||0||2|
|Mai Đức Chung (Interim)||April 2011 – May 2011|
|Henrique Calisto||June 2008 – March 2011||42||11||11||20|
|Alfred Riedl||2005 – October 2007||23||8||8||7|
|Trần Văn Khánh (Interim)||December 2004||1||1||0||0|
|Edson Tavares||February 2004 – December 2004||11||4||1||6|
|Nguyễn Thành Vinh (Interim)||January 2004 – February 2004||1||1||0||0|
|Alfred Riedl||January 2003 – December 2003||7||3||0||4|
|Henrique Calisto||August 2002 – December 2002||10||5||3||2|
|Dido||2001 – 2002||6||3||1||2|
|Alfred Riedl||August 1998 – 2000||32||16||6||9|
|Colin Murphy||October 1997||6||3||1||2|
|Lê Đình Chính (Interim)||1997||1||0||0||1|
|Trần Duy Long||1997||5||0||0||5|
|Karl-Heinz Weigang||1995 – June 1997|
|Trần Duy Long (Interim)||1994 – 1995||1||1||0||0|
|Trần Bình Sư||1993||11||2||0||9|
|Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển||1991||3||0||1||2|
|Vũ Văn Tư||1991|
Most capped playersPlayers in bold are still active for the national team
|Most capped players record|
|1||Lê Công Vinh||2004–2016||83||51|
|2||Phạm Thành Lương||2008–2016||78||7|
|3||Nguyễn Minh Phương||2002–2010||73||12|
|4||Lê Huỳnh Đức||1995–2004||66||28|
|5||Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng||2009–||65||12|
|6||Lê Tấn Tài||2006–2014||63||3|
|7||Nguyễn Văn Quyết||2011–||54||13|
|8||Phan Văn Tài Em||2002–2011||50||7|
|9||Nguyễn Hồng Sơn||1993–2001||48||16|
|10||Nguyễn Vũ Phong||2006–2014||46||7|
Top goalscorersPlayers in bold are still active for the national team
|Top goalscorers record|
|1||Lê Công Vinh||2004–2016||51||83||0.61|
|2||Lê Huỳnh Đức||1995–2004||28||66||0.42|
|3||Nguyễn Hồng Sơn||1993–2001||16||48||0.33|
|4||Phan Thanh Bình||2003–2009||13||31||0.42|
|Nguyễn Văn Quyết||2011–||13||54||0.24|
|6||Nguyễn Anh Đức||2006–||12||34||0.35|
|Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng||2009–||12||64||0.19|
|Nguyễn Minh Phương||2002–2010||12||73||0.16|
|9||Thạch Bảo Khanh||2002–2008||10||22||0.45|
Records against all nations
- As of 8 June 2019
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1||0||0||1||0||4||UEFA|
|United Arab Emirates||6||1||1||4||3||13||AFC|
- 1 includes the results of East Germany
- 2 includes the results of Malaya
- 3 includes the results of North Yemen and South Yemen
Include the results of South Vietnam before 1975
- Southeast Asian Games (as national team until 1999, since 2001 only under-23 team participating)
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- Vietnam Football Federation
- Vietnam national under-23 football team
- Vietnam national under-22 football team
- Vietnam national under-21 football team
- Vietnam national under-20 football team
- Vietnam national under-17 football team
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- "Vietnam matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Vietnam. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- "North Vietnam matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Vietnam. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
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- "Pham Van Tiec: the doctor who wrote Vietnam's first football guidebook". Tuổi Trẻ. 27 January 2017. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- Scott Sommerville (15 August 2017). "A Brief Primer on Vietnam's Football History". Saigoneer. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- Scott Sommerville (16 November 2017). "The Reunification Game that brought North and South Vietnam together". These Football Times. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
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- "Nhìn lại hành trình Asian Cup 2007 và câu chuyện tương lai" [Looking back at the 2007 Asian Cup journey and the future story] (in Vietnamese). Goal.com. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- "Bàn thắng phút chót giúp VN lần đầu vô địch Đông Nam Á" [Last minute goal helped Vietnam for the first time to emerged as the Southeast Asian champion] (in Vietnamese). VnExpress. 28 December 2008. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
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- Đức Mạnh; Hoàng Minh (15 September 2014). "Olympic Việt Nam 4-1 Iran: Địa chấn trên đất Hàn" [Vietnam Olympic 4-1 Iran: Seismic in Korea] (in Vietnamese). Zing.vn. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Fans unsatisfied as Vietnam midfielder rejects suspected AFF Cup rigging". Tuổi Trẻ. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Eric Samuel; K. Rajan (7 December 2014). "Malaysia crumble to Vietnam in AFF Suzuki Cup semis". The Star. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Lan Phuong (14 December 2014). "Vietnam to investigate team bank accounts after shocking AFF Cup loss". Thanh Niên. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "No sign of match-rigging detected in Vietnam-Malaysia semi: AFF". Tuổi Trẻ. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "'Hụt' chiến thắng đầy tiếc nuối, Việt Nam chia điểm trước Iraq" ['Recession' victory is regretful, Vietnam divided the points with Iraq] (in Vietnamese). Thể Thao 247. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Thailand beat Vietnam 1-0 in World Cup qualifier". Việt Nam News. Vietnam Net. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Terry Fredrickson (14 October 2015). "Thailand thrash Vietnam 3-0 in World Cup Qualifier". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Toshiya Miura sacked as Vietnam's men's football coach". Nhân Dân. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Nghiem Trung (7 December 2016). "Vietnam say good-bye to AFF Suzuki Cup 2016". Nhân Dân. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- AFF Cup 2016: Indonesia vs Việt nam 2 - 1 [AFF Cup 2016: Indonesia vs Vietnam 2 - 1] (in Vietnamese). Thanh Niên. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers: Afghanistan 1-1 Vietnam". Voice of Vietnam. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Chấm điểm Việt Nam 0-0 Jordan: Văn Lâm hay nhất, Công Phượng thấp nhất" [Vietnam drew 0-0 Jordan: Văn Lâm is the best, Công Phượng is the lowest] (in Vietnamese). Goal.com (Vietnam). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Băng Tâm (25 August 2017). "Nguyễn Hữu Thắng trắng tay rời ghế HLV trưởng đội tuyển Việt Nam" [Nguyễn Hữu Thắng left the chair of the Vietnam team] (in Vietnamese). An ninh Thủ đô. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Paul Murphy (11 October 2017). "Vietnam close to 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification after Cambodia win". ESPN Inc. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Vietnam name Park Hang-seo as new coach". Fox Sports Asia. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Kim Điền (16 November 2017). "Sự nghi ngờ về năng lực của HLV Park Hang Seo" [Doubt on the ability of Coach Park Hang Seo] (in Vietnamese). Dân Trí. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Football: Wild celebrations in Hanoi as Vietnam win Suzuki Cup". Reuters. Channel NewsAsia. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- Faridullah Mohammadi (14 November 2017). "Afghanistan Fails To Qualify For AFC Asian Cup". TOLOnews. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Duy Nguyễn. "Tuyển Việt Nam: Khi may hơn... khôn" [Vietnam recruitment: When sewing more... smart] (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Net. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Vietnam 1-2 Uzbekistan: Vietnam comes second at Asian U23 Championship". VnExpress. Vietnam Investment Review. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers: Vietnam hold Jordan to a 1-1 draw". Nhân Dân. Vietnam Investment Review. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Tuan Hoang; Duc Dong (17 December 2018). "Unforgettable: Vietnam's AFF Cup 2018 journey". VnExpress. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
- Alaric Gomes (20 January 2019). "Asian Cup: Vietnam continue to chase their dream with quarters berth". Gulf News. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- Aditya Rangarajan (20 January 2019). "Jubilant fans celebrate Vietnam reaching the Quarter Finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019". Fox Sports Asia. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Japan defeats Vietnam in Asian Cup quarterfinals after VAR assists Ritsu Doan penalty". The Japan Times. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- Thảo Du. "Lý do nhãn hàng lớn bỏ bóng đá Việt Nam" [The reason the big brand abandons Vietnamese football] (in Vietnamese). Nhượng Quyền Việt Nam. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
- Hồng Vĩnh; Như Ý. "Mừng đội tuyển Việt Nam vào tứ kết ASIAN Cup 2007" [Celebrate the Vietnamese team in 2007 ASIAN Cup quarter-finals] (in Vietnamese). Tiền Phong. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Football fans storm city streets to celebrate historic Asian Cup victory". Voice of Vietnam. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Cheng Cheng (24 January 2018). "Vietnamese people celebrate U23 national soccer team's victory". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
- "Yanmar Announces Official Sponsorship of the Vietnamese National Football Team". Yanmar. 4 March 2015. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "Grand Sport signs sponsorship deal with VN national teams". Việt Nam News. 20 November 2016. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "Suzuki supports Vietnam National Football Team". Vietnam Football Federation. 17 May 2016. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "Sony Việt Nam là Nhà tài trợ chính thức của các Đội tuyển Bóng đá Quốc gia Việt Nam" [Sony Vietnam is the official sponsor of Vietnamese national football team] (in Vietnamese). Sony Corporation. 8 August 2017. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "New Sponsor for Vietnamese Soccer". Soccerex. 14 March 2015. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "VPMilk tài trợ cho các đội tuyển Việt Nam" [VPMilk sponsors Vietnamese teams] (in Vietnamese). Bóng đá+. 28 July 2017. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- Phan Hồng (1 April 2018). "Acecook Việt Nam đồng hành cùng các ĐTQG" [Acecook Vietnam accompanies the national team] (in Vietnamese). Bóng đá+. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- "LĐBĐVN ký kết hợp tác với Coca-Cola: Cùng đội tuyển bóng đá chinh phục giấc mơ vàng" [Vietnamese national football organisation signed a partnership with Coca-Cola: Together with the football team to conquer the golden dream] (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Football Federation. 13 April 2018. Archived from the original on 28 April 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
- "Vinamilk tài trợ chính cho các Đội tuyển bóng đá Quốc gia: Vì một Việt Nam vươn cao" [Vinamilk is the main sponsor for the national football team: For a high Vietnam] (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Football Federation. 3 July 2019. Archived from the original on 21 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "Coach Park has made us believe in ourselves, says Vietnam's Quang Hai". Asian Football Confederation. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
• "Asian Games: Vietnam lauds South Korean coach as 'soccer wizard'". Reuters. The Straits Times. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
• Kang Aa-young (16 December 2018). "Park Hang-seo lauded as hero at home, in Vietnam". The Korea Times. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
• Xuan Binh (7 February 2019). "FIFA praise Vietnam progress following Asian Cup heroics". VnExpress. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Vietnam coach quits". The Island. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
"VFF also decided to appoint Vietnamese coach Tran Van Khanh for the job." (After Tavares resigned)