Vietnam national football team

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Vietnam
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) National Selection Team (Vietnamese: Đội Tuyển Quốc Gia)
The Golden Stars (Vietnamese: Ngôi Sao Vàng)
Association Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Captain Lê Công Vinh
Most caps Nguyễn Minh Phương (73)
Top scorer Lê Công Vinh (40)
Home stadium Mỹ Đình National Stadium
FIFA code VIE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 146 (4 February 2015)
Highest 84 (September 1998)
Lowest 172 (December 2006)
First international
 Philippines 2–2 Vietnam
(Manila, Philippines; 26 November 1991)[1]
Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2007)
Best result Quarter-Finals, 2007

The Vietnam national football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển bóng đá quốc gia Việt Nam) is the national football team representing Vietnam in international football competition and is managed by the Vietnam Football Federation.

In the FIFA World Rankings, Vietnam's highest standing was in the first release of the figures, in September 1998, at 84th. The team is currently ranked 146th in the World, 24th in Asia and 3rd in South East Asia by FIFA (7 January 2016). During the late 1950s, known by the name South Vietnam national football team it was one of the four strongest teams in Asia and advanced into the final round of 1956 AFC Asian Cup, 1960 AFC Asian Cup, finishing 4th both times. The team also won 10th Merdeka Tournament in Malaysia, 1966.

Currently, Vietnam is one of the more successful teams in South East Asia along with Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. It won the ASEAN Football Championship in 2008.

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 Vietnam Football Federation.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

Football was introduced to Vietnam in 1896 by the French. It was first introduced in Cochinchina (Nam Kỳ); it later spread to other parts of Vietnam. The Vietnamese learned the game from the French before creating their own teams. On 20 July 1908, the first Vietnamese football teams with Vietnamese players had their first match where Phú Mỹ team defeated team Chợ Đũi with the score of 2–0. In 1928, Vietnam picked out the best team to compete in their first tournament in Singapore.[citation needed]

North team[edit]

The North team was not very active and played only against other communist and pro-communist countries from 1956 to 1966. They had their first match against China PR where they lost 5–3 under head coach Truong Tan Buu. They participated in the first GANEFO competitions at Indonesia in 1962 and Cambodia in 1966.

The North team was the national team of Democratic Republic of Vietnam between 1945 and 1975. The team ceased to exist when the North and South regions combined into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Most of North Vietnam's international games were played against other socialist countries.

South team[edit]

The North Vietnam football team in 1956.

The South team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển túc cầu quốc gia Việt Nam Cộng hòa) was the national team of South Vietnam controlled by Vietnam Football Association (now Vietnam Football Federation) between 1949 and 1975. It took part in the first two Asian Cups finals (1956 and 1960), finishing 4th both times. They won the first SEA games in 1959 in Thailand. The team also entered qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup. They played their last game against Malaysia in 1975 where they lost 3–0.

The only World Cup which South Vietnam entered and played was the 1974 tournament in West Germany. They were placed in Zone A of the AFC and OFC qualification in Seoul, South Korea. On 16 May 1973 they beat Thailand 1–0 to qualify for Group 1. On 20 May South Vietnam lost their opening game 4–0 to Japan and four days later they lost 1–0 to Hong Kong and were eliminated. Hong Kong and Japan advanced but neither got any farther, losing play-offs for the next round to South Korea and Israel respectively.

Present team[edit]

Vietnamese professional football league was launched in 1980 to redevelop Vietnamese football after a long period of civil war. V-League was the official name used since 2000-2001 season.

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 Vietnam Football Federation. Trịnh Ngọc Chữ, deputy minister of General Department of Sports, was elected president of VFF and Lê Thế Thọ was appointed general secretary.[citation needed]

The Vietnam national team was created once again and played their first match for 18 years against the Philippine in 1991 where they had a draw. In 1996, along with other South East Asian teams, Vietnam participated in the first Tiger Cup where they finished in third place. Vietnam hosted the second Tiger Cup in 1998 where they were defeated by Singapore in the final.

2007 AFC Asian Cup co-host and success[edit]

In 2007, Vietnam hosted the AFC Asian Cup for the first time along with Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. They beat the UAE 2–0 and drew 1–1 with Qatar in the group stage. Though they lost 4–1 to Japan, they were still able to go on to quarter-finals and were the only host and only South East Asian team to reach quarter-finals. In the quarter final they were defeated by the later champion Iraq.

2008 AFF Suzuki Cup champion[edit]

Vietnamese supporters during Vietnam's triumph

In the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup, the successor to the Tiger Cup/ASEAN Football Championship, Vietnam defeated the defending champion Singapore 1–0 away from home in the semi-finals after a goalless draw in Hanoi. They also defeated Thailand 2–1 in the finals away from home. In the final 2nd-leg, Thailand scored the opening goal that leveled the aggregate score to 2–2, however Vietnam's star Le Cong Vinh scored a late equalised goal from Nguyen Minh Phuong's free kick, which gave Vietnam 3–2 aggregate win and its first title in the regional tournament.

Kits[edit]

Vietnam's current kit sponsor is Grand Sport. The contract started in January 2015 which will end by the end of December 2019.

Vietnam was also sponsored by Nike, Adidas and Li-Ning, the Chinese sport company. Li Ning kit was worn during their Aff Championship in 2008 which they won the title for the first time.

Vietnam kit provider is last sponsored by Adidas from 1996 to 2007.

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.

Adidas (1996–2007)
1998-99 Home
1998-99 Away
2000-01 Home
2000-01 Away
2002-03 Home
2002-03 Away
2004 Home
2004 Away
2006-07 Home
2006-07 Away
Li-Ning (2007–2008)
2007–08 Home
2007–08 Away
Nike (2009–2014)
2009–10 Home
2009–10 Away
2010–12 Home
2010–12 Away
2012–14 Home
2012–14 Away
Grand Sport (2015–2019)
2015–16 Home
2015–16 Away

National Stadium[edit]

Mỹ Đình National Stadium

Mỹ Đình National Stadium (Vietnamese: Sân vận động Quốc gia Mỹ Đình) is a stadium in Mỹ Đình commune, Từ Liêm District, Hanoi, has a capacity of 40,192 seats and is the centerpiece of Vietnam's National Sports Complex. It was officially opened in September 2003 and was the main venue for the Southeast Asian Games later that year, hosting the opening and closing ceremony as well as the men's football and athletics events.[2]

The stadium is home to the Vietnam national football team, and hosts its home international matches.

Located in Từ Liêm District, 10 kilometres north-west of central Hanoi, the 40,000-seat stadium is the second biggest in the country and was built at a cost of US$53 million. Arched roofs cover the grandstands on the east and west sides of the arena, providing shelter for half of the seats.

The area provides training facilities for the teams with two football training grounds conveniently located next to the stadium.

Sponsorship[edit]

Primary sponsors includes
Local sponsor includes
  • Eximbank
  • Petro Vietnam
  • Hoa Sen Group
  • Kova Paint
  • Boss Paint
  • Dong Luc Group
  • Viettel Mobile
  • Cuulong Steel
  • Thai Son Nam Group
  • Phan Lan Nung Chay Group
  • Canh Buom Do Group
  • Huu Lien A Chau Joint-Stock Company

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Finals Record Qualifications Record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 Did not participate Did not participate N/a
1934
1938
1950
1954 See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978 Did not enter Did not enter N/a
1982
1986
1990
1994 Did not qualify 8 1 0 7 4 18 Trần Bình Sự
1998 6 0 0 6 2 21 Trần Duy Long (5 first match)
Lê Đình Chính (Last match)
2002 6 3 1 2 9 9 Edson Silva Dido
2006 6 1 1 4 5 9 Nguyễn Thành Vinh (The first match)
Edson Tavares (5 matches remaining)
2010 2 0 0 2 0 6 Henrique Calisto
2014 4 3 0 1 15 5 Falko Götz
2018 To be determined 4 1 1 2 3 6 Toshiya Miura
2022 To be determined To be determined To be determined
Total Best: None 0/6 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 9 3 24 38 74

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Asian Cup Finals Record Qualifications Record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1956 See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team
1960
1964
1968
1972
1976 Did not enter Did not enter Did not enter
1980
1984
1988
1992
1996 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 13 5 Karl-Heinz Weigang
2000 3 2 0 1 14 2 Alfred Riedl
2004 6 3 0 3 8 13
2007 Quarter-finals 8/16 4 1 1 2 4 7 Host Alfred Riedl
2011 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 6 11 Mai Đức Chung
2015 6 1 0 5 5 15 Hoàng Văn Phúc
2019 To be determined 4 1 1 2 3 6 Toshiya Miura
Total Best: Quarter-finals 1/6 4 1 1 2 4 7 28 10 3 15 49 52

Asian Games[edit]

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games Record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
1951 Did not participate Did not participate
1954 See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978 Did not enter Did not enter
1982
1986
1990
1994
1998 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 6 Alfred Riedl
2002 – present See Vietnam national under-23 football team
Total Best: Group Stage 1/1 2 0 0 2 0 6

AFF Championship[edit]

AFF Championship Record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
1996 Third place 3/10 6 3 2 1 14 10 Karl-Heinz Weigang
1998 Runner-up 2/8 5 3 1 1 8 2 Alfred Riedl
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 Trần Văn Khánh
2007 Semi-finals 3/8 5 1 3 1 10 3 Alfred Riedl
2008 Champions 1/8 7 4 2 1 11 6 Henrique Calisto
2010 Semi-finals 3/8 5 2 1 2 8 5 Henrique Calisto
2012 Group stage 6/8 3 0 1 2 2 5 Phan Thanh Hùng
2014 Semi-finals 3/8 5 3 1 1 12 8 Toshiya Miura
2016 To be determined Toshiya Miura
Total Best: Champions 10/10 52 25 14 13 113 62

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2001.
Southeast Asian Games Record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
1959 See South Vietnam national football team See South Vietnam national football team
1961
1965
1967
1969
1971
1973
1975 Did not enter Did not enter
1977
1979
1981
1983
1985
1987
1989
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
1995 Runner-up 2/10 6 4 0 2 10 8 Karl-Heinz Weigang
1997 Third place 3/10 6 3 1 2 9 6

Colin Murphy

1999 Runner-up 2/10 6 4 1 1 14 2 Alfred Riedl
2001 – present See Vietnam national under-23 football team
Total Best: Runner-up 5/5 24 12 3 9 37 24

Vietnam Football Federation Cup[edit]

  • (Vietnam and the U-23 Vietnam team take turns every other year representing as the host team.)
VFF Cup Record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2004 Agribank Cup Runner-up 2/4 3 2 0 1 4 3 Nguyễn Thành Vinh
2006 Agribank Cup Runner-up 2/4 3 2 1 0 5 2 Alfred Riedl
2008 T&T Cup Runner-up 2/4 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 Trần Văn Khánh
Total Best: Runner-up 5/5 13 5 5 4 17 14

Results and fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

2016[edit]

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
2016 AFF Championship

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match Thailand.

Caps and goals are updated as of 13 October 2015 after the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Thailand.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Trần Nguyên Mạnh (1991-12-20) 20 December 1991 (age 24) 11 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An
18 1GK Tô Vĩnh Lợi (1985-04-22) 22 April 1985 (age 30) 3 0 Vietnam Thanh Hoa F.C.
19 1GK Nguyễn Tuấn Mạnh (1990-07-31) 31 July 1990 (age 25) 8 0 Vietnam Sanna Khánh Hòa BVN
2 2DF Nguyễn Huy Cường (1986-11-08) 8 November 1986 (age 29) 4 0 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh
3 2DF Đặng Văn Robert (1984-08-27) 27 August 1984 (age 31) 0 0 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương
5 2DF Đinh Tiến Thành (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 25) 12 1 Vietnam XSKT Cần Thơ
6 2DF Mai Tiến Thành (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 29) 12 1 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương
13 2DF Nguyễn Tiến Duy (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh
16 2DF Bùi Tiến Dũng (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Vietnam Viettel
23 2DF Trần Đình Hoàng (1991-12-08) 8 December 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An
22 2DF Nguyễn Thanh Hiền (1993-04-16) 16 April 1993 (age 22) 7 0 Vietnam Đồng Tháp
4 3MF Đỗ Duy Mạnh (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T
7 3MF Ngô Hoàng Thịnh (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 23) 9 2 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An
8 3MF Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng (1989-04-14) 14 April 1989 (age 26) 38 11 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương
11 3MF Phạm Thành Lương (1988-09-10) 10 September 1988 (age 27) 62 6 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T
14 3MF Nguyễn Huy Hùng (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 23) 8 1 Vietnam QNK Quảng Nam
15 3MF Đặng Khánh Lâm (1984-01-23) 23 January 1984 (age 32) 2 0 Vietnam Hải Phòng
21 3MF Võ Huy Toàn (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 22) 8 1 Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng
9 4FW Lê Công Vinh (c) (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 30) 70 40 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương
10 4FW Nguyễn Văn Quyết (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 24) 30 8 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T
12 4FW Hoàng Đình Tùng (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 27) 3 0 Vietnam FLC Thanh Hóa
17 4FW Mạc Hồng Quân (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 24) 11 2 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh
20 4FW Nguyễn Công Phượng (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Japan Mito HollyHock

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Vietnam squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Lê Văn Hưng (1987-12-12) 12 December 1987 (age 28) 0 0 Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng v  Thailand (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
GK Nguyễn Thanh Diệp (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Vietnam Đồng Nai v Manchester City (Unofficial friendly)
GK Phí Minh Long INJ (1995-02-11) 11 February 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T 2015 4th training camp
GK Nguyễn Hoài Anh (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh v  Iraq (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
DF Võ Hoàng Quảng INJ (1987-05-02) 2 May 1987 (age 28) 2 0 Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng 2015 1st training camp
DF Huỳnh Tấn Tài (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Vietnam Đồng Tâm Long An v  Thailand (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
DF Michal Nguyễn (1989-12-04) 4 December 1989 (age 26) 2 0 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương v  Thailand (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
DF Phạm Mạnh Hùng (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v Manchester City (Unofficial friendly)
DF Trần Chí Công (1983-08-25) 25 August 1983 (age 32) 7 0 Vietnam Đồng Tâm Long An v Manchester City (Unofficial friendly)
DF Quế Ngọc Hải SUS (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 22) 10 1 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v  Chinese Taipei (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
DF Nguyễn Minh Tùng (1992-08-09) 9 August 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh v  Chinese Taipei (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
DF Dương Thanh Hào INJ (1991-06-23) 23 June 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T 2015 4th training camp
DF Nguyễn Văn Biển INJ (1985-04-27) 27 April 1985 (age 30) 27 2 Vietnam Hà Nội T&T 2015 4th training camp
DF Nguyễn Xuân Thành SUS (1985-03-22) 22 March 1985 (age 30) 9 0 Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương v  Iraq (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
MF Nguyễn Hữu Dũng (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Vietnam FLC Thanh Hóa v  Chinese Taipei (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
MF Vũ Minh Tuấn INJ (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 25) 8 2 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh v  Chinese Taipei (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
MF Nguyễn Minh Châu (1985-01-09) 9 January 1985 (age 31) 29 0 Vietnam Hải Phòng v  Thailand (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
MF Vương Quốc Trung (1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 25) 1 0 Vietnam Hải Phòng v  Thailand (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
MF Hồ Ngọc Thắng (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng v  Iraq (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
MF Trần Phi Sơn (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 23) 2 1 Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An v  Iraq (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
FW Nguyễn Hải Anh (1987-09-15) 15 September 1987 (age 28) 8 4 Vietnam Đồng Nai v  Thailand (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
FW Lê Văn Thắng (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Vietnam XSKT Cần Thơ v  Iraq (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)

Notes:

  • 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

Squads[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager
Assistant Manager Trần Công Minh
Assistant Manager Ngô Quang Sang
Goalkeeping Coach Nguyễn Đức Cảnh
Fitness Coach
Doctor 1 Tuấn Nguyên Giáp
Doctor 2 Vũ Trọng Hạnh

Managers[edit]

Coaches by years since 1991

Name Coaching career Pld W D L Achievements
Toshiya Miura May 2014–January 2016 14 7 3 4 2014 AFF Championship – 3rd place
Hoàng Văn Phúc January 2013–April 2014 3 1 0 2
Nguyễn Văn Sỹ (caretaker) October 2013–November 2013 4 1 0 3
Phan Thanh Hùng August 2012–December 2012 14 5 5 4
Falko Götz June 2011–December 2011 5 3 0 2
Mai Đức Chung (caretaker) 2011
Henrique Calisto June 2008–March 2011 42 11 11 20 2010 AFF Championship – 3rd place
2008 AFF ChampionshipChampion
2008 VFF Cup – runner up
Alfred Riedl 2005–October 2007 23 8 8 7 2007 AFF Championship – 3rd place
2007 AFC Asian Cup – Quarter-final
2006 VFF Cup – runner up
2006 King's Cup – runner up
Trần Văn Khánh[4] (caretaker) December 2004 1 1 0 0
Edson Tavares February 2004–December 2004 11 4 1 6 2004 VFF Cup – runner up
Nguyễn Thành Vinh (caretaker) January 2004–March 2004 1 1 0 0
Alfred Riedl February 2003–October 2003 7 3 0 4
Henrique Calisto August 2002–December 2002 10 5 3 2 2002 AFF Championship – 3rd place
Dido 2001 6 3 1 2
Alfred Riedl August 1998 – 2000 32 16 6 9 1998 AFF Championship – runner up
Colin Murphy October 1997 6 3 1 2
Lê Đình Chính (caretaker) 1997 1 0 0 1
Trần Duy Long 1997 5 0 0 5
Karl-Heinz Weigang 1995–June 1997 1996 AFF Championship – 3rd place
Edson Tavares 1995
Trần Duy Long (caretaker) 1994–1994 1 1 0 0
Trần Bình Sư 1993 11 2 0 9
Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển 1991 3 0 1 2
Vũ Văn Tư 1991

All–time record against all nations[edit]

As of 15 October 2015

Honours[edit]

Continental
Quarterfinals (1): 2007
Appearances (1): 2007
Regional
1st Champion (1): 2008
2nd Runner-up (1): 1998
3rd Third place (2): 1996, 2002
Appearances (10): 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Silver Runner-up (2): 1995, 1999
Appearances (5): 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vietnam matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Vietnam. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sân vận động quốc gia Mỹ Đình sẵn sàng phục vụ SEA Games". Tuổi Trẻ online (in Vietnamese). 2 September 2003. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Honda Vietnam becomes main sponsor for National Team". VFF. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "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) 

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