Vietnam national under-23 football team

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Vietnam U-23
Association Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)
Confederation Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Sub-confederation ASEAN Football Federation (AFF)
Head coach Park Hang-seo
FIFA code VIE
First colours
Second colours
First international
Vietnam 0–4 China 
(Hanoi, Vietnam; 23 May 1999)
Biggest win
Vietnam 8–0 Brunei 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 12 November 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Singapore 5–0 Vietnam
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; 14 December 2007)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2016)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up (2018)
Asian Games
Appearances 5 (first in 2002)
Best result Fourth place (2018)
Southeast Asian Games
Appearances 9 (first in 2001)
Best result Silver medal icon (S initial).svg Silver medal
(2003, 2005, 2009)

The Vietnam national under-23 football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển bóng đá U-23 quốc gia Việt Nam) represents Vietnam in international football tournaments at the under-23 age level.

History[edit]

Early years and downfall[edit]

The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Vietnam national football team. During the 2005 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, a betting and match-fixing scandal involving the team former captain Lê Quốc Vượng shocked the team reputation.[1] The scandal destroyed several of the team players careers, including striker Phạm Văn Quyến and shattered Vietnamese public image towards the youth team to which many of their football fans shied away from the sport with the number of football attendance also decrease dramatically.[1][2]

Youth redevelopment and revival[edit]

In 2007, the Hoàng Anh Gia Lai – Arsenal JMG Academy was established through partnership with Arsenal F.C., JMG Academy and the Vietnamese privately owned Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Corporation to revive the Vietnamese football scenes.[5] Through training of the Vietnamese youth in the academy, this subsequently produced many new talented players which become part of the new generation of the under-23 squad.[6]

AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

2016 AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

Under Japanese coach Toshiya Miura, Vietnam made their first debut in this tournament to passed the AFC U-23 qualification in 2016. Positioned in Group I, Vietnam claimed their first victory over Malaysia by 2–1, though losing to Japan by 0–2, the team managed to gained a large victory over Macau by 7–0 and subsequently became the group runners-up. The team then placed in Group D, where they lose 1–3 to Jordan, 0–2 to Australia and 2–3 to United Arab Emirates.

2018 AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

The team made their second debut in this tournament under South Korean coach Park Hang-seo to passed the AFC U-23 qualification in 2018. Positioned again in Group I, the team started their match with a 4–0 victory over Timor-Leste before a large winning of 8–1 over Macau. Although lose to South Korea by 1–2 in the group third matches, Vietnam qualify the AFC U-23 Championship as the group runners-up. The team then placed again in Group D, though losing again to South Korea by 1–2, the team bounce back and defeating Australia by 1–0 before drawing 0–0 with Syria. The team became the group runners-up and subsequently became the first Southeast Asian representatives alongside Malaysia who able to qualify the quarter final for the first time in the tournament as well for both team history.[7][8] At the quarter final, Vietnam managed to lead the match into additional time with a draw score of 3–3 against former champion Iraq before winning the penalty shoot-out by 5–3 which subsequently sending the team to semi final.[9] The team then meet Qatar with another draw result of 2–2 where they won again a second penalty shoot-out by 4–3, resulting them be to as the first football team in history from Southeast Asia into the final.[10][11] At the final, Vietnam however lost to Uzbekistan by 1–2.[12][13]

Asian Games[edit]

2018 Asian Games[edit]

Vietnam (white) leading by 1–0 during their group match against Japan (blue) in the 2018 Asian Games.

In the 2018 Asian Games, Vietnam make another remarkable achievement under the guidance of coach Park as they qualified to the semi-finals for the first time in their history with clean sheets.[14][15] Drawn in Group D, the team beat Pakistan by 3–0, Nepal by 2–0 and former champion Japan by 1–0 to lead the group results.[16] In the second round, Vietnam then meet Bahrain and defeat them by 1–0 before defeating Syria 1–0 in the quarter-finals in a match that was brought to extra times.[17][18] At the semi-finals, Vietnam meet the defending champion South Korea led by their 2018 FIFA World Cup players such as pair strikers Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan and their goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo with a failure to continue their path to the finals after losing by 1–3.[19][20] The team then meet United Arab Emirates for the bronze medal match with a 1–1 score until the end of the match but losing the penalty shoot-out by 3–4.[21][22]

Sponsorship[edit]

Primary sponsors includes:

Local sponsor includes:

Honours[edit]

Continental[edit]

2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up (1): 2018

Regional[edit]

Silver medal icon (S initial).svg Silver medal (3): 2003, 2005, 2009
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg Bronze medal (1): 2015

Competitive records[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Summer Olympics record Qualifiers Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1992 Did not enter
1996
2000 Did not qualify 6 0 2 4 3 12 Quản Trọng Hùng
2004 2 0 1 1 3 5 Alfred Riedl
2008 13 5 2 6 13 17 Mai Đức Chung
2012 2 0 0 2 1 6 Phan Thanh Hùng
2016 3 0 0 3 3 8 Toshiya Miura
2020 To be determined
2024 To be determined
2028 To be determined
Total 0/7

Asian Games[edit]

Asian Games record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2002 Round 1 19/24 3 0 1 2 0 5 Nguyễn Thành Vinh
2006 Round 2 15/28 3 1 0 2 6 5 Alfred Riedl
2010 Round of 16 14/24 4 1 0 3 5 10 Phan Thanh Hùng
2014 Round of 16 9/29 3 2 0 1 6 4 Toshiya Miura
2018 Fourth place 4/26 7 5 1 1 10 4 Park Hang-seo
2022
2026
Total Best: Fourth place 5/5 20 9 2 9 27 28

AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

AFC U-23 Championship record Qualifications record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
2013 Did not qualify 5 1 0 4 11 10 Lư Đình Tuấn
2016 Group stage 15/16 3 0 0 3 3 8 3 2 0 1 9 3 Toshiya Miura
2018 Runners-up 2/16 6 1 3 2 8 9 3 2 0 1 13 3 Park Hang-seo
2020 To be determined
Total Runner-up 2/3 9 1 3 5 11 17 11 5 0 6 33 16

SEA Games[edit]

Southeast Asian Games record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2001 Round 1 6/9 3 1 0 2 5 4 Dido
2003  Silver 2/8 5 3 1 1 8 6 Alfred Riedl
2005  Silver 2/9 6 4 0 2 13 8 Alfred Riedl
2007 Fourth place 4/8 5 2 1 2 7 10 Mai Đức Chung
2009  Silver 2/9 6 4 1 1 18 5 Henrique Calisto
2011 Fourth place 4/11 7 4 1 2 17 8 Falko Götz
2013 Group stage 6/10 4 2 0 2 13 3 Hoàng Văn Phúc
2015  Bronze 3/11 7 5 0 2 23 6 Toshiya Miura
2017 Group stage 4/11 5 3 1 1 8 10 Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
2019 To be determined
2021 To be determined
2023 To be determined
2025 To be determined
Total Best: Silver medal 9/9 48 28 5 15 112 60

VFF Cup[edit]

VFF Cup record
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2005 Champions 1 3 3 0 0 5 2
2007 Third Place 3 3 1 0 2 4 4
2009 Champions 1 3 2 1 0 4 1
2011 Runners-up 2 3 1 2 0 7 2
2018 Champions 1 3 2 1 0 4 2
Total Best: Champions 5/5 15 9 4 2 24 11

M-150 Cup[edit]

M-150 Cup record
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2017 Third Place 3 3 2 0 1 7 3
Total Third Place 3 3 2 0 1 7 3

Schedules and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Lose

2018[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Nguyễn Văn Hoàng (1995-02-17)17 February 1995 (aged 23) Vietnam Sài Gòn
50 1GK Bùi Tiến Dũng (1997-02-28)28 February 1997 (aged 21) Vietnam FLC Thanh Hóa

3 2DF Đỗ Duy Mạnh (1996-09-29)29 September 1996 (aged 21) Vietnam Hà Nội
5 2DF Đoàn Văn Hậu (1999-04-19)19 April 1999 (aged 19) Vietnam Hà Nội
21 2DF Trần Đình Trọng (1997-04-25)25 April 1997 (aged 21) Vietnam Hà Nội
7 2DF Trịnh Văn Lợi (1995-05-26)26 May 1995 (aged 23) Vietnam Hải Phòng
4 2DF Bùi Tiến Dũng (1995-10-02)2 October 1995 (aged 22) Vietnam Viettel

2 3MF Phạm Xuân Mạnh (1996-03-02)2 March 1996 (aged 22) Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An
17 2DF Vũ Văn Thanh (1996-04-14)14 April 1996 (aged 22) Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
6 3MF Lương Xuân Trường (1995-04-28)28 April 1995 (aged 23) Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
16 2DF Trần Minh Vương (1995-03-28)28 March 1995 (aged 23) Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
18 3MF Đỗ Hùng DũngWC (1993-09-08)8 September 1993 (aged 24) Vietnam Hà Nội
15 3MF Phạm Đức Huy (1995-01-20)20 January 1995 (aged 23) Vietnam Hà Nội

20 3MF Phan Văn Đức (1996-04-11)11 April 1996 (aged 22) Vietnam Sông Lam Nghệ An
8 4FW Nguyễn Văn Toàn (1996-04-12)12 April 1996 (aged 22) Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
9 4FW Nguyễn Công Phượng (1995-01-21)21 January 1995 (aged 23) Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
19 3MF Nguyễn Quang Hải (1997-04-12)12 April 1997 (aged 21) Vietnam Hà Nội
10 3MF Nguyễn Văn QuyếtWC(captain) (1991-07-01)1 July 1991 (aged 27) Vietnam Hà Nội
11 4FW Nguyễn Anh ĐứcWC (1985-10-24)24 October 1985 (aged 32) Vietnam Becamex Bình Dương
13 4FW Hà Đức Chinh (1997-09-22)22 September 1997 (aged 20) Vietnam SHB Đà Nẵng

WCOver-aged player.

Previous squads[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Notes
Head coach South Korea Park Hang-seo VFF
Assistant coach South Korea Lee Young-jin VFF
Assistant coach Vietnam Lưu Danh Minh VFF
Assistant coach Vietnam Lư Đình Tuấn Hồ Chí Minh City
Goalkeeper Coach Vietnam Nguyễn Đức Cảnh Hai Phong
Sports Science Coach South Korea Bae Ji-won VFF
Translator Vietnam Lê Huy Khoa VFF
Doctor 1 Vietnam Trần Anh Tuấn Hanoi National Sport Training Centre
Doctor 2 Vietnam Tuấn Nguyên Giáp Hanoi National Sport Training Centre
Vietnam Đinh Kim Tuấn VFF

Coaches[edit]

Name Nat Period Tournament
Quản Trọng Hùng 1999 2000 Pre-Olympic Tournament
Dido 2001 2001 Southeast Asian Games
Christian Letard 2002 2002 LG Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
Nguyễn Thành Vinh 2002 2002 Asian Games
Alfred Riedl 2003,
2005–2007
2004 Pre-Olympic Tournament
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2003 Southeast Asian Games
1st, gold medalist(s) 2005 VFF Cup
2005 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2005 Southeast Asian Games
2006 Asian Games
2006 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
2008 Pre-Olympic Tournament
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2007 VFF Cup
2007 Southeast Asian Games
Mai Đức Chung 2007–2008 2008 Pre-Olympic Tournament (caretaker)
2007 Southeast Asian Games (caretaker)
Champions 2008 Merdeka
Henrique Calisto 2009–2010 Champions 2009 VFF Cup
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2009 Southeast Asian Games
2010 Asian Games
Phan Thanh Hùng 2010, 2011 2010 Asian Games (caretaker)
Champions 2010 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
2012 Pre-Olympic Tournament
Falko Götz 2011 2011 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2011 VFF Cup
2011 Southeast Asian Games
Lư Đình Tuấn 2012 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualification
Hoàng Văn Phúc 2012–2013 2012 BTV Cup
2013 BTV Cup
2013 Southeast Asian Games
Toshiya Miura 2014–2016 2014 Asian Games
2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2015 Southeast Asian Games
2016 AFC U-23 Championship
Nguyễn Hữu Thắng 2016–2017 2017 Southeast Asian Games
2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
Park Hang-seo 2017– 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2017 M-150 Cup
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2018 AFC U-23 Championship
1st, gold medalist(s) 2018 VFF Cup
2018 Asian Games

See also[edit]

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