East Timor national football team

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Timor-Leste
Nickname(s) Lafaek (The Crocodiles)
O Sol Nascente
(The Rising Sun)
Association Federação de Futebol de Timor-Leste
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach Park Soon-tae
Captain João Pedro da Silva Freitas
Most caps Anggisu Barbosa (30)
Top scorer Rufino Gama (7)
Home stadium Municipal Stadium of Dili
FIFA code TLS
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 198 Increase2.svg 2 (4 April 2024) [1]
Highest146 (June 2015)
Lowest206 (October 2012)
First international
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 3–2 East Timor  Flag of East Timor.svg
(Colombo, Sri Lanka; 21 March 2003) [2]
Biggest win
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 1–5 East Timor  Flag of East Timor.svg
(Yangon, Myanmar; 5 October 2012)
Biggest defeat
Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 0–10 Saudi Arabia  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
(Dili, Timor Leste; 17 November 2015)
AFC Solidarity Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2016 )
Best resultGroup stage (2016)
AFF Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2004 )
Best resultGroup Stage (2004, 2018, 2020)

The East Timor national football team (Portuguese : Seleção Timorense de Futebol, recognized as Timor-Leste by FIFA) [3] is the national team of East Timor and is controlled by the Federação de Futebol de Timor-Leste (FFTL). They joined FIFA on 12 September 2005. [4]

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Timor-Leste's international debut was in the preliminary round of the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification in March 2003, when they lost 3–2 to Sri Lanka and 3–0 to Chinese Taipei. [5] They also participated in the 2004 AFF Championship. Timor-Leste's participation in Southeast Asia's premier international football event in 2004 was announced after an Asian Football Confederation council meeting in Petaling Jaya. Although not yet a member of the AFC, the FFTL was invited to sit in on the meeting, where they were represented by FA president Francia Kalbuadi.

Timor-Leste won their first international match on 5 October 2012 against Cambodia with a score of 5–1. [6]

History

Early history (2003–2017)

Football was established in East Timor during the Portuguese colonial era, when many of the locals and the Portuguese officials played amateur football. After Portugal ended its colonial rule, Indonesia invaded and occupied the island, East Timor eventually gained independence from Indonesia in 2002, which resulted in a long running battle against Jakarta-led forces.

The East Timor Football Federation was accepted as an associate member of AFC at the 20th AFC Congress in 2002. Their international debut came in March 2003 when they participated in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification campaign for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup in China. Given their history, it was no surprise that they crashed out with defeats against the likes of Sri Lanka and Chinese Taipei. They then entered the regional competition for the first time in 2004 as they played in the 2004 AFF Championship as an invited member. They finished in last place, showing that they had a long way to go before they could compete even on the regional stage.

They again had no success in the 2007 AFF Championship qualification, with four heavy losses, including a 7–0 trouncing by the Philippines. The following year in the 2008 AFF Championship qualification, Timor-Leste surprisingly drew against Cambodia; this feat was reported in international news.

First win

In the 2012 AFF Championship qualification, the country's football federation (FFTL) reportedly selected their foreign based players, who played in Brazil, Portugal, Australia and elsewhere, to fortify the team as they also did at the 2011 SEA Games. [7]

Emerson Alcantara leads East Timor to a famous 5-1 victory over Cambodia in their first ever win in their history. Coach Emerson Alcantara.jpg
Emerson Alcântara leads East Timor to a famous 5–1 victory over Cambodia in their first ever win in their history.

On 5 October 2012, Timor-Leste won their first international match in a 5–1 victory against Cambodia with goals coming from Murilo de Almeida who scored a brace, Adelino Trindade and Alan Leandro. [8] On 9 October 2012, the team won another match against Laos in the qualification round as Murilo de Almeida scored a penalty at 43' minutes of the first half of the match. Later Adelino Trindade extended the Timorese advantage with a header early in the second half and then Alan Leandro added the third goal on the 83rd minute. [9] After winning the second match against Laos, head coach Emerson Alcântara stated "This is a win for the people of East Timor. They had to wait a long time for our team to win their first match in this competition but now we have two wins and this was an important victory for Timor-Leste. "I think that about 70 percent of people in Timor Leste are poor so it is very important to get this result for them because they love football and the people can get confidence and take pride in this result. It is very important for us to motivate our people and to help to change their lives." [10] With a win needed in the final fixture, Timor-Leste subsequently lost to Brunei 2–1 and finished in third place in the group, one point away from runners-up of the group, Laos as they went on to qualify for the 2012 AFF Championship. In the 2014 AFF Championship qualification, Timor-Leste secured a victory against Brunei winning them 4–2 in the process. In the next match, they caused an upset to Myanmar on 14 October 2014 which ended up in a goalless draw but that wasn't enough as Timor-Leste didn't make it to the 2014 AFC Championship.

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC second round

Timor-Leste then participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification first round facing Mongolia where on 12 March 2015, they secured their first ever win against a country outside of Southeast Asia in a 4–1 win at the National Stadium of East Timor. In the second leg, Timor-Leste travelled to Ulaanbaatar where they won 1–0 putting them on an aggregate of 5–2 seeing them advancing to the second round however on 12 December 2017, FIFA awarded both matches 3–0 to Mongolia due to Timor-Leste fielding numerous ineligible players. However, this was long after the Second round had been played, so Timor-Leste advanced and Mongolia were not reinstated. Timor-Leste were then grouped with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Palestine and Malaysia in Group A. On 11 June 2015, Ramon Saro scored in the 90+3' minute stoppage time which cause a huge upsets to Malaysia in a 1–1 draw at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium which Timor-Leste got their first ever point in the campaign. On 8 October 2015 while playing at home, Ramon Saro break the deadlock as they lead against Palestine however in the dying minute of the match, Ahmad Abu Nahyeh equalise for Palestine in 1–1 draw as it gains media attention from the Southeast Asia region. However, Timor-Leste has to forfeited five of their group matches due to fielding numerous ineligible players. Since their last match against Saudi Arabia on 17 November 2015, Timor-Leste has been playing their home match overboard as their National Stadium of East Timor in Dili failed to meet FIFA standards which also see them finishing at the bottom of the table. During the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification match, Timor-Leste played their home match at the Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium in Johor Bahru playing against Malaysia.

Timor-Leste then participated in the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup held in Kuching where they snatched a goalless draw against Nepal. They were also invited to the 2017 CTFA International Tournament where in the match against the Philippines, Silveiro Garcia scored the only goal in the match as Timor-Leste gains a win in the tournament.

Back-to-back AFF Championship tournament (2018–present)

Timor-Leste then qualified to the 2018 AFF Championship for the first time in 14 years winning the 2018 AFF Championship qualification against Brunei on an aggregate of 3–2. They will play their designated "home" match against Thailand at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, while their home tie against the Philippines will be played at the Kuala Lumpur Stadium in Malaysia due to the incomplete floodlighting of the National Stadium of East Timor. Timor-Leste then qualified to the 2020 AFF Championship automatically after the withdrawal of Brunei in the qualification play-off.

Naturalised players controversy

Since 2012 several Brazilian-born footballers, who are not of East Timorese descent and had not necessarily played in the East Timorese League, were expressly naturalised to raise the level of "Sol Nascente". [11]

The country's recent history of naturalizing foreign players, mainly from Brazil such as Murilo de Almeida, Fellipe Bertoldo, Diogo Santos Rangel, Rodrigo Silva, Jairo Neto, Ramon Saro, Alan Leandro, Thiago Cunha, Juninho, Heberty and Jesse Pinto has been criticized by many, including native East Timorese players and fans. [12] [13]

In a match on 8 October 2015 against Palestine seven of the starting eleven for the Timorese line-up were naturalized Brazilians. [14] Following the match the Palestinian Football Association made a complaint to FIFA stating that the naturalized Timorese players were not eligible to represent Timor-Leste under FIFA rules. [15] [16]

Following a concern from some Timorese who complained to the prime minister, the prosecutor general and the minister for justice regarding the naturalisation program, Timor Leste Football Federation (FFTL) decided to drop their overseas-born legion. It meant Timor-Leste would be without seven naturalised Brazilian players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers match against United Arab Emirates on 12 November 2015. [17] In that match, coach Fernando Alcântara played an all national line up including six who were under twenty, including Ervino Soares who was 16. Timor-Leste ended up losing the match 8–0. Alcântara took responsibility for the defeat although he also added that he had been forced to play such an inexperienced line-up by the FFTL. [18]

The next match, Timor-Leste did even worse, suffering a record 0–10 home defeat to a strong Saudi Arabia side, who eventually qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Jesse Pinto, an Australian-Timorese footballer, told reporters that the FFTL gives Brazilian players Timorese passports so that they can be registered as "Asian" players and meet the quotas of teams. Pinto also added that the FFTL often takes advantage of players from poor backgrounds, but that it often did not meet its promises of allowing players to travel back to Brazil to meet their families. [19]

In December 2016, the FFTL was charged with using forged and falsified documents, fielding ineligible players and bringing the game into disrepute. [20]

A decision was made on 20 January 2017 that East Timor is barred from participating in the qualification tournament for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup after being found to have fielded a total of twelve ineligible players in 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches and among other competitions. [21]

Team image

Kit manufacturers

PeriodManufacturer
2008–2010 Flag of Japan.svg Tiger
2012 Flag of the United States.svg Nike
2013–2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mitre
2015–2017 Flag of Singapore.svg Kubba Sportswear
2018– Flag of Indonesia.svg Narrow

The team's kit manufacturer was Kubba Sportswear from June 2014 to February 2017. [22]

Since 2018, the kits are made by Narrow, an Indonesian apparel. The home kit is red shirts, black shorts, and red socks, with black as a secondary color. The away kit all white. [23] From 2008 to 2010, their away kits were yellow but at 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup qualification, the away kits changed back into all whites. [24] Their kits were made by Nike in 2012. Previous kit makers include Mitre, Joma, Nike and Tiger.

Home stadium

Timor Leste's home ground is the National Stadium of East Timor in Dili. The stadium capacity is 5,000. The first official match played in the stadium was a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Mongolia on 12 March 2015. Timor-Leste played their last match at the National Stadium of East Timor against Saudi Arabia on 17 November 2015 and since then used their stadium as a neutral ground all over Asia.

Timor Leste national football team home stadiums
ImageStadiumCapacityLocationLast match
Timor Leste Nacional Stadion.jpg National Stadium of East Timor 13,000 Dili v  Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
(17 November 2015; 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)

Neutral venue

List of neutral venue grounds for East Timor in the FIFA World Cup qualifications, AFC Asian Cup qualifications and AFF Championship qualifications.

Timor Leste neutral home stadiums
ImageStadiumCapacityLocationLast match
Bukit Jalil National Stadium-26.jpg Bukit Jalil National Stadium 87,411 Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia v  Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
(11 June 2019; 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification)
The Main Stadium for 2009 World Games panorama.jpg Kaohsiung National Stadium 55,000 Zuoying, Kaohsiung, Taiwan v  Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei
(17 October 2023; 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification)
Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.jpg Rajamangala Stadium 51,552 Bang Kapi, Bangkok, Thailand v  Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
(9 November 2018; 2018 AFF Championship)
Stadium Larkin.jpg Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium 30,000 Larkin, Johor Bahru, Malaysiav  Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
(6 June 2016; 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification)
Aerial View of Kuala Lumpur Stadium.png Kuala Lumpur Stadium 18,000 Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia v  Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
(17 November 2018; 2018 AFF Championship)
Track & Field Sports Complex 01.jpg Track & Field Sports Complex 1,700 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei v  Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei
(8 November 2022; 2022 AFF Championship qualification)

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win  Draw  Loss  Fixture

2022

5 November 2022 (2022-11-05) AFF Championship qualification Brunei  Flag of Brunei.svg6–2Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex
Attendance: 600
Referee: Warintorn Sassadee (Thailand)
8 November 2022 (2022-11-08) AFF Championship qualification East Timor  Flag of East Timor.svg1–0
(3–6 agg.)
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex
Note: Brunei won 6–3 on aggregate

2023

2024

Coaching staff

As of 2 September 2022
PositionName
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Head coach Flag of South Korea.svg Park Soon-tae
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Coaching history

As of 30 January 2022

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Junildo Pereira (2003-06-04) 4 June 2003 (age 20)90 Flag of East Timor.svg Assalam
121 GK Filonito Nogueira (2004-11-16) 16 November 2004 (age 19)30 Flag of East Timor.svg SLB Laulara
201 GK Pablo de Jesus (2005-09-19) 19 September 2005 (age 18)00 Flag of East Timor.svg Ponta Leste

182 DF Filomeno Junior (captain) (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 25)190 Flag of Macau.svg Benfica de Macau
42 DF Anizo Correia (2003-05-23) 23 May 2003 (age 20)80 Flag of South Korea.svg Pyeongchang United
162 DF João Bosco (2003-03-02) 2 March 2003 (age 21)70 Flag of East Timor.svg Ponta Leste
222 DF Olagar Xavier (2003-05-18) 18 May 2003 (age 20)50 Flag of Cambodia.svg Siem Reap
22 DF Ricardo Bianco (2006-01-15) 15 January 2006 (age 18)20 Flag of East Timor.svg Ponta Leste
32 DF Fernando Carvalho (2004-02-18) 18 February 2004 (age 20)00 Flag of East Timor.svg SLB Laulara

233 MF Cristevão Fernandes (2004-01-16) 16 January 2004 (age 20)80 Flag of Cambodia.svg Angkor City
83 MF Freteliano (2004-08-09) 9 August 2004 (age 19)20 Flag of East Timor.svg Emmanuel
113 MF Luis Pinto (2001-05-08) 8 May 2001 (age 22)20 Flag of East Timor.svg Santa Cruz
213 MF Luis da Silva (2006-05-20) 20 May 2006 (age 17)20 Flag of East Timor.svg SLB Laulara
53 MF Miguel Oliveira (2000-09-01) 1 September 2000 (age 23)10 Flag of East Timor.svg Porto Taibesse
143 MF Jose de Andrade (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 24)00 Flag of East Timor.svg Ponta Leste
63 MF Marques de Carvalho (2007-02-25) 25 February 2007 (age 17)00 Flag of East Timor.svg SLB Laulara

74 FW João Pedro (1998-06-24) 24 June 1998 (age 25)152 Flag of Indonesia.svg PSM Makassar
94 FW Elias Mesquita (2002-03-27) 27 March 2002 (age 22)100 Flag of East Timor.svg Lalenok United
194 FW Mário Quintão (2004-02-18) 18 February 2004 (age 20)40 Flag of East Timor.svg Emmanuel
174 FW Luis Figo Pereira (2005-04-17) 17 April 2005 (age 18)20 Flag of East Timor.svg Ponta Leste
154 FW Alexandre Moreira (2001-09-24) 24 September 2001 (age 22)20 Flag of East Timor.svg Ponta Leste
134 FW Lourenço Paulo (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 23)20 Flag of East Timor.svg Assalam

Previous squads

Player records

As of 17 October 2023 [28]
Players in bold are still active with Timor-Leste.

Most appearances

RankNameCapsGoalsCareer
1 Anggisu Barbosa 3042008–2016
2 Adelino Trindade 2732010–present
3 José Fonseca 2602010–2017
4 Henrique Cruz 2532015–present
5 Nataniel Reis 2312014–present
6 Eusebio de Almeida 2202007–2015
Rufino Gama 2272016–present
8 Nelson Viegas 2112016–present
9 Ramos Maxanches 2002014–2016
Filipe Oliveira 2002014–2017

Top goalscorers

RankNameGoalsCapsRatioCareer
1 Rufino Gama 7220.332016–present
2 Murilo de Almeida 670.862012–2014
3 Chiquito do Carmo 4150.272010–2016
Anggisu Barbosa 4300.132008–2016
5 Adélio Guterres 340.752006–2007
Alan Leandro 350.62012
Mouzinho 3100.32019–present
Emilio da Silva 3120.252004–2012
Henrique Cruz 3250.122015–present
Adelino Trindade 3270.112010–present

Competition records

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup Qualification
YearResultPositionPldWD*LFAPldWDLFA
1930 to 1974 Part of Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Part of Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
1978 to 1998 Part of Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Part of Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 Not member of FIFANot member of FIFA
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Did not qualify2002311
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 200217
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 100010050
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 2002212
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 200207
Flag of Morocco.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg 2030 To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2034
Total0/6180018687

Notes

Timor-Leste forfeited seven matches due to fielding numerous ineligible players and was declared as 3–0 loser in six of them. Only the 7–0 loss to Saudi Arabia remained with the original result. [29] The other original results were: Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 4–1 Mongolia  Flag of Mongolia.svg; Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 0–1 East Timor  Flag of East Timor.svg (first round). However, this was long after the second round had been played, so Timor-Leste advanced and Mongolia were not reinstated. And Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1–1 East Timor  Flag of East Timor.svg; Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 0–1 United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg; Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 1–1 Palestine  Flag of Palestine.svg; Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 0–1 Malaysia  Flag of Malaysia.svg, all of them in Second Round.

Lusofonia Games

Jogos da Lusofonia
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Macau.svg 2006 Group stage9th0002010
Flag of Portugal.svg 2009 Did not enter
Flag of India.svg 2014
TotalGroup stage1/30002010
Lusofonia Games
DateVenueOpponentsScoreYear
4 October 2006 Macau University of Science and Technology Sports Field Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique U-20 0–5 2006 Lusofonia Games
6 October 2006Flag of Angola.svg  Angola U-20 0–5

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Hong Kong 1955.svg 1956 Part of Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Part of Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Flag of South Korea.svg 1960
Flag of Israel.svg 1964
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1968
Flag of Thailand.svg 1972
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1976 Part of Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Part of Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1980
Flag of Singapore.svg 1984
Flag of Qatar.svg 1988
Flag of Japan.svg 1992
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1996
Flag of Lebanon.svg 2000 Did not exist, under United Nations Did not exist, under United Nations
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2004 Did not qualify200226
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
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2015
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2019 Did not qualify142212947
Flag of Qatar.svg 2023 DisqualifiedDisqualified
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2027 To be determinedTo be determined
Total1622141153

AFC Challenge Cup

AFC Challenge Cup AFC Challenge Cup qualification
YearResultPositionPldWD*LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2006 Did not participateSelected but removed
Flag of India.svg 2008 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2010
Flag of Nepal.svg 2012
Flag of Maldives.svg 2014
Total

AFC Solidarity Cup

AFC Solidarity Cup
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Malaysia.svg 2016 Group stage6th201104
TotalGroup stage1/1201104

AFF Championship

AFF ChampionshipQualification record
YearResultPositionPldWD*LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Singapore.svg 1996 Part of Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Part of Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Flag of Vietnam.svg 1998
Flag of Thailand.svg 2000 Under United Nations Under United Nations
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Singapore.svg 2002
Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2004 Group stage9th4004218No qualification
Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2007 Did not qualify4004517
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2008 401349
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2010 3003315
Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2012 4202106
Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2014 411267
Flag of Myanmar.svg Flag of the Philippines.svg 2016 300347
Infobox ASEAN flag.svg 2018 Group stage10th4004419210132
Flag of Singapore.svg 2020 10th4004013Opponents withdrew
Infobox ASEAN flag.svg 2022 Did not qualify210136
TotalGroup stage3/141200126502652193868

Head-to-head record

As of 17 October 2023 [30]

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDWPCT
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei 1030715251030.00
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 91261723611.11
Flag of Chinese Taipei (Olympics; 1986-2010).svg  Chinese Taipei 6006317140.00
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 200231180.00
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 6006221190.00
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 7106918914.29
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 7016325220.00
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 220051+4100.00
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 40132750.00
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 40223960.00
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 20111870.00
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 81075292412.50
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2002017170.00
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 20021870.00
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 10012310.00
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 3003017170.00
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 20020990.00
Total 7787627124817710.39
Source: Results

Notes

  1. Timor-Leste will play their home game in Kaohsiung, due to the National Stadium in Dili failing to meet FIFA standards.

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Patrick Fabiano Alves Nóbrega Luz, commonly known as Patrick Fabiano, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Brazilian club União Suzano. Born in Brazil and having played for clubs in Asia since 2009, he went to represent Timor-Leste internationally in 2014 in order to be registered as an Asian player in his Asian clubs since then, despite having no connection to Timor-Leste. He was declared as ineligible to play for that national team by the Asian Football Confederation in 2017.

Rufino Walter Gama is a Timorese professional footballer and top scorer of the national team, the current record scorer for the Timor-Leste national football team with 7 goals. He played for Karketu Dili FC since 2018. He came to Lalenok United in January 2020, to strengthen the Club in the AFC Cup 2020 Playoff match against PSM Makassar.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lalenok United F.C.</span> Football club

Lalenok United Football Club, commonly known as Lalenok United, is an East Timorese professional football club based in Dili. The team plays in the Liga Futebol Amadora Primeira Divisão, after finishing runners up and being promoted from the Segunda Divisão in 2018. The club have won 1 league titles and 1 LFA Super Taça.

Mouzinho Barreto de Lima is an East Timorese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Cambodian Premier League club Visakha and the Timor-Leste national team. In 2022 he played for Angkor Tiger in the same league as well.

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