Brunei national football team

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Brunei
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Nickname(s) Tebuan (The Hornets)
Association Football Association of Brunei Darussalam
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach K. Rajagobal
Captain Faiq Bolkiah
Most caps Azwan Saleh (26)
Top scorer Shah Razen Said (8)
Home stadium Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
FIFA code BRU
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 189 Steady2.svg (27 May 2021) [1]
Highest140 (December 1992)
Lowest203 (October 2012)
First international
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 8–0 Brunei  Flag of Brunei.svg
(Bangkok, Thailand; 22 May 1971) [2]
Biggest win
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 4–0 Timor-Leste  Flag of East Timor.svg
(Kuching, Malaysia; 2 November 2016)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
(Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001)
AFF Championship
Appearances1 (first in 1996 )
Best resultGroup Stage (1996)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2006 )
Best resultRunner up (2006)
AFC Solidarity Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2016 )
Best resultFourth place (2016)

The Brunei national football team (also known as the Brunei Darussalam national football team) nicknamed Tebuan (The Wasps), is the national team of Brunei, controlled by the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. The team was founded in 1959 and joined FIFA in 1969. In the past, they have also frequently featured in the Malaysian league and cup competitions as one of the state representative sides.

History

The Brunei State Football Amateur Association was formed on 15 March 1956. In 1993, the word "Amateur" was dropped, and they were known as the Brunei Football Association. Brunei's experience of international football has been more or less restricted to regional Asian competitions, such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Tiger Cup. So far, Brunei has entered the World Cup qualifiers only three times, in 1986, 2002 and 2018. On these occasions, they did not qualify for the competition. They have made five appearances in the Asian Cup qualifiers, but they have never passed the first qualification round.

Their best achievement was the Malaysia Cup in 1999. Back then, Brunei entered a team to compete in the professional Malaysian league and despite competing against Malaysian clubs, Brunei had previously never made an impact. However, in 1999, they shocked everyone by lifting the Malaysia Cup.

Today there are approximately 2,500 footballers playing with Brunei's registered clubs. Footballers are mostly amateurs or semi professionals.

Suspension

In September 2009, the Brunei Football Association (BAFA) was suspended due to governmental interference in its affairs, which started with a decision by the Brunei authorities to dissolve BAFA and to replace it with a new federation in December 2008. [3] The suspension was applied with immediate effect and meant that the Brunei club DPMM were no longer permitted to play in the Singapore S-League until it was resolved.

On 19 March 2010, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed to submit to the next FIFA Congress the expulsion of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) if the BAFA has not been reinstated by then, after noting that no major progress had been made since the BAFA was suspended in September 2009.

FIFA warned that unless BAFA came to FIFA's Congress on 9 June and 10 in South Africa having met the conditions for reinstatement it would be expelled. [4] Brunei were re-instated on 31 May 2011. [5]

Fixture and results

Friendlies

31 May 2019 Beijing Sport University Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 0–01
(4–5 p)
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei Beijing, China
Report Stadium: Olympic Sports Centre (Beijing)
26 March 2021Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 4–01 Kasuka FC Flag of Brunei.svg Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
20:00 UTC+08
Report Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex
Referee: Amdillah Zainuddin (Brunei)
30 March 2021Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 1–11 Brunei Super League XI Flag of Brunei.svg Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
20:00 UTC+08
Report
  • Taylor Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex
Attendance: 481

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round

6 June 2019 Mongolia  Flag of Mongolia.svg2–0Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei Ulanbaatar, Mongolia
17:00 UTC+08
Report Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 1,765
Referee: Pranjal Banerjee (India)
11 June 2019 Brunei  Flag of Brunei.svg2–1Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
20:15 UTC+08
Report
Stadium: Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
Referee: Ahmad Yacoub Ibrahim (Jordan)

Coaches

Current squad

The following 26 players were called up by NFABD in March 2021.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Wardun Yussof (1981-09-14) 14 September 1981 (age 39)230 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
1 GK Haimie Anak Nyaring (1998-05-31) 31 May 1998 (age 23)40 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
1 GK Mu'izzuddin Ismail (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 34)10 Flag of Brunei.svg MS PPDB

2 DF Helmi Zambin (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 34)171 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
2 DF Afi Aminuddin (1991-10-09) 9 October 1991 (age 29)130 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC
2 DF Sairol Sahari (1983-04-09) 9 April 1983 (age 38)110 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC
2 DF Yura Indera Putera Yunos (1996-03-25) 25 March 1996 (age 25)80 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
2 DF Abdul Mu'iz Sisa (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 30)61 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
2 DF Khairil Shahme Suhaimi (1993-04-16) 16 April 1993 (age 28)50 Flag of Brunei.svg Indera SC
2 DF Wafi Aminuddin (2000-09-20) 20 September 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
2 DF Hanif Farhan Azman (2000-11-02) 2 November 2000 (age 20)00 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
2 DF Maziri Maidin (1991-07-07) 7 July 1991 (age 30)00 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC

3 MF Azwan Saleh (1988-01-06) 6 January 1988 (age 33)262 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
3 MF Azwan Ali Rahman (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 29)134 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
3 MF Hendra Azam Idris (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 32)100 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
3 MF Nur Ikhwan Othman (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 28)60 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
3 MF Abdul Khair Basri (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 25)30 Flag of Brunei.svg Indera SC
3 MF Asri Aspar (1996-01-17) 17 January 1996 (age 25)10 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC

4 FW Najib Tarif (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 33)181 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
4 FW Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman (1987-01-17) 17 January 1987 (age 34)81 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
4 FW Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman (1989-01-24) 24 January 1989 (age 32)70 Flag of Brunei.svg Indera SC
4 FW Razimie Ramlli (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 30)53 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
4 FW Nur Asyraffahmi Norsamri (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 21)20 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
4 FW Hakeme Yazid Said (2003-02-08) 8 February 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC
4 FW Hanif Aiman Adanan (2000-03-04) 4 March 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC
4 FW Hariz Danial Khallidden (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 24)00 Flag of Brunei.svg MS ABDB

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Brunei squad from 2019.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Ashraf Haledi (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 26)00 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC Training camp, November 2020
GK Azriel Arman (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 26)00 Flag of Brunei.svg MS ABDB Training camp, November 2020
GK Azman Ilham Noor (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 37)90 Flag of Brunei.svg Kota Ranger Training camp, September 2020
GK Lim Jin Yee 00 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC Training camp, September 2020
GK Ishyra Asmin Jabidi (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 23)00 Flag of Brunei.svg MS ABDB 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

DF Suhaimi Anak Sulau (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 25)30 Flag of Brunei.svg Hoist FT Training camp, November 2020
DF Abdul Aziz Tamit (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 31)10 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC Training camp, November 2020
DF Reduan Petara (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 (age 33)60 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC Training camp, September 2020
DF Nazhan Zulkifle (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC Training camp, September 2020
DF Hanif Hamir (1997-02-22) 22 February 1997 (age 24)80 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
DF Abdul Syakir Basri (1997-10-02) 2 October 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of Brunei.svg Indera SC 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
DF Khalid Mahmud (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 25)00Unattached 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

MF Maududi Hilmi Kasmi (1989-02-05) 5 February 1989 (age 32)140 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC Training camp, February 2021
MF Nur Ikhmal Damit (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 28)30 Flag of Brunei.svg Kasuka FC Training camp, February 2021
MF Amin Sisa (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 23)00 Flag of Brunei.svg Indera SC Training camp, February 2021
MF Nazirrudin Ismail (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 22)20 Flag of Brunei.svg Indera SC Training camp, November 2020
MF Aminuddin Zakwan Tahir (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 26)61 Flag of Brunei.svg Indera SC Training camp, September 2020
MF Aisan Aizuddin Abdullah Aiman (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 19)00UnattachedTraining camp, September 2020
MF Norfariz Sayang 00 Flag of Brunei.svg Wijaya FC Training camp, September 2020
MF Hafis Mahari (1991-10-26) 26 October 1991 (age 29)00Unattached 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

FW Shah Razen Said (1985-12-14) 14 December 1985 (age 35)248 Flag of Brunei.svg DPMM FC Training camp, November 2020
FW Adi Said (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 30)217 Flag of Brunei.svg Kota Ranger Training camp, November 2020

Player records

As of 11 June 2019 [6]
Players in bold are still active with Brunei.

Competition records

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 to Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Part of Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Part of Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 Not a FIFA memberNot a FIFA member
Flag of England.svg 1966
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978
Flag of Spain.svg 1982
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 Did not qualify6006229
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of the United States.svg 1994
Flag of France.svg 1998
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 Did not qualify6006028
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 SuspendedSuspended
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 Did not qualify210112
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 210123
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determinedTo be determined
Total0/22162014562

Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup record AFC Asian Cup qualification record
YearResultPositionPldWD*LGFGAPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg 1956 to State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1968 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Thailand.svg 1972 Did not qualify3003027−27
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1976 3003119−18
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1980 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of Singapore.svg 1984
Flag of Qatar.svg 1988 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Japan.svg 1992
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1996
Flag of Lebanon.svg 2000 Did not qualify3003011−11
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2004 201116−5
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2007 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Qatar.svg 2011 Did not qualify AFC Challenge Cup
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2015 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2019 Did not qualify210112−1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2023 210123−1
Total0/17162113568−63

Asian Games

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games Record
YearResultGPWD*LGSGA
Flag of India.svg 1951 -000000
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1954 -000000
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1958 -000000
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1962 -000000
Flag of Thailand.svg 1966 -000000
Flag of Thailand.svg 1970 -000000
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1974 -000000
Flag of Thailand.svg 1978 -000000
Flag of India.svg 1982 -000000
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1986 -000000
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1990 -000000
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1994 -000000
Flag of Thailand.svg 1998 -000000
2002–presentSee Brunei national under-23 football team
Total0/0000000

AFC Challenge Cup record

AFC Challenge Cup
YearRoundGPWDLGFGA
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2006 Group stage311122
Flag of India.svg 2008 Did not qualify
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2010
Flag of Nepal.svg 2012 Suspended
Flag of Maldives.svg 2014 Withdrew
TotalBest: Group stage311122

AFC Solidarity Cup record

AFC Solidarity Cup
YearResultGPWDLGFGA
Flag of Malaysia.svg 2016 Fourth place411277
TotalBest: Fourth place411277

ASEAN Championship

This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup

Honours

Notes

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