Vanuatu national football team

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Vanuatu
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Association Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Paul Munster
Captain Jason Thomas
Most caps Etienne Mermer (35)
Top scorer Richard Iwai (20) [1]
Home stadium Port Vila Municipal Stadium
FIFA code VAN
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 163 Steady2.svg(19 December 2019) [2]
Highest131 (October 2007)
Lowest201 (October–November 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 167 Decrease2.svg 7 (25 November 2019) [3]
Highest129 (2 June 2004)
Lowest191 (July 1994)
First international
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 9–0 New Hebrides Flag of New Hebrides.svg
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 4 October 1951) [4]
Biggest win
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 18–0 Kiribati  Flag of Kiribati.svg
(Lautoka, Fiji; 7 July 2003) [4]
Biggest defeat
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 9–0 New Hebrides Flag of New Hebrides.svg
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 4 October 1951) [4]
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1973 )
Best resultFourth place, 1973, 2000, 2002 and 2008

The Vanuatu national football team is the national team of Vanuatu and is controlled by the Vanuatu Football Federation. [5]

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History

It was known as the New Hebrides national football team until the New Hebrides became Republic of Vanuatu in 1980. It finished fourth in the OFC Nations Cup in 1973, 2000, and 2002. In the 2004 Oceania Nations Cup, Vanuatu beat New Zealand 4–2, preventing the regional powerhouse from making the final and, consequently, the running for the 2006 World Cup.

Vanuatu caused another shock in the 2007 South Pacific Games by knocking out the Solomon Islands for bronze medal and also enable to enter the second stage of qualification for the OFC Nations Cup and consequently a chance with a playoff for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010. The last time they had won against Solomon Islands was back in 1998 and had since been on the receiving side of many losses save for one draw against them. In July 2008, Vanuatu faced two national teams from the Solomon Islands during the inaugural edition of the Wantok Cup. Vanuatu lost 1–2 to the Solomons' team A, but defeated their team B by two goals to one.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934
Flag of France.svg 1938
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958
Flag of Chile.svg 1962
Flag of England.svg 1966
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970
Flag of Germany.svg 1974
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978
Flag of Spain.svg 1982
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986
Flag of Italy.svg 1990
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Did not qualify4004118
Flag of France.svg 1998 201123
Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 41031121
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 94142111
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 125163019
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 310289
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 310238
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026
Total0/2137123227689

Results and fixtures

2018

2019

Current technical staff

Position
Head coach Flag of England.svg Paul Munster
Assistant coach Flag of Vanuatu.svg François Sakama
Team Manager Flag of Vanuatu.svg Peter Takaro
Goalkeeper coach Flag of Vanuatu.svg Jimmy Obed
Assistant Goalkeeper coach Flag of Vanuatu.svg Jean Yves Galinie
Physio Flag of Vanuatu.svg Albert Lata

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 3 friendly games against Tahiti, Fiji and Indonesia and for the 2019 Pacific Games from 7–20 July in Apia, Samoa

Caps and goals updated as of 18 July 2019 after the game against Samoa.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Chikau Mansale (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 36)240 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tupuji Imere
211 GK Dick Taiwia (1997-12-23) 23 December 1997 (age 22)40 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Ifira Black Bird
221 GK James Chilia (2001-03-23) 23 March 2001 (age 18)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tupuji Imere

22 DF Brian Kaltack (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 26)225 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland City
32 DF Jason Thomas (Captain) (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 22)160 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Hekari United
42 DF Joseph Iaruel (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 21)130 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Galaxy
62 DF Gordshem Dona (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23)90 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea
182 DF Selwyn Vatu (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 21)130 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Galaxy
192 DF Michel Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 24)91 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea
202 DF Jonathan Spokeyjack (1998-11-13) 13 November 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Ifira Black Bird
232 DF Waiwo Kalmet (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea

53 MF Jeffery Bob (1992-07-01) 1 July 1992 (age 27)53 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea
73 MF John Alick (1991-04-25) 25 April 1991 (age 28)100 Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Warriors
83 MF Ronaldo Wilkins (1999-12-30) 30 December 1999 (age 20)80 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Shepherds United
103 MF Mitch Cooper (1994-09-18) 18 September 1994 (age 25)65 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hume City
133 MF Daniel Natou (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 30)121 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Hekari United
143 MF Elkington Molivakarua (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 26)133 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea
163 MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 22)202 Flag of Fiji.svg Lautoka
3 MF Tom Saksak (2000-05-08) 8 May 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vaum United

94 FW Kensi Tangis (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 28)288 Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Warriors
114 FW Andre Batick (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 26)50 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Malampa Revivors
124 FW Azariah Soromon (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 20)147 Flag of New Zealand.svg Southern United
154 FW Tony Kaltack (1996-09-05) 5 September 1996 (age 23)1615 Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Warriors
174 FW Bill Nicholls (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 26)86 Flags of New Caledonia.svg Magenta

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Dgen Leo (2000-08-06) 6 August 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Sia-Raga Standby List 2019 Pacific Games
GK Joshua Willie (2000-06-13) 13 June 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Amicale Standby List 2019 Pacific Games
GK Seiloni Iaruel (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 24)60 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Galaxy Pre-Squad 2019 Pacific Games
GK Daniel August (1998-12-28) 28 December 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Shepherds United Pre-Squad 2019 Pacific Games
GK Kaloran Firiam (1994-12-10) 10 December 1994 (age 25)30 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Ifira Black Bird v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019
GK Serge Daniel (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 28)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE

DF Barhormaal Lolo (1991-09-15) 15 September 1991 (age 28)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Yatel Pre-Squad 2019 Pacific Games
DF Kevin Shem (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 26)90 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
DF Ignace Iamak (1990-03-23) 23 March 1990 (age 29)60 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
DF Lucien Hinge (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 27)40 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
DF Jacques Wanemut (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 27)30 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
DF Tasso Jeffery (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Malampa Revivors v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
DF Michel Kaltack (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 29)182 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star
DF Remy Kalsrap (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 23)20 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star
DF Jais Malsarani (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 25)10 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea
DF Chanel Obed (1995-09-30) 30 September 1995 (age 24)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Amicale
DF Jesse Kalopang (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star

MF Kalfter Kaltack (1997-11-01) 1 November 1997 (age 22)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star Standby List 2019 Pacific Games
MF Henry Namatak (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 22)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Galaxy Standby List 2019 Pacific Games
MF Jacky Ruben (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 23)91 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star Pre-Squad 2019 Pacific Games
MF Raoul Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 24)40 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea Pre-Squad 2019 Pacific Games
MF Barry Mansale (1995-11-01) 1 November 1995 (age 24)10 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Galaxy Pre-Squad 2019 Pacific Games
MF Jayson Timatua (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Shepherds United Pre-Squad 2019 Pacific Games
MF Edisson Stephens (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 27)80 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
MF Octave Meltecoin (1992-05-15) 15 May 1992 (age 27)20 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Amicale v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
MF Godine Tenene (1998-05-03) 3 May 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
MF Robert Toukoune (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 23)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
MF Zica Manuhi (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 26)40 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea
MF Nemani Roqara (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 26)30 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star
MF Jacksson Tasso (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 26)10 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star
MF Claude Aru (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 22)10 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Malampa Revivors
MF Micah Tommy (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Fiji.svg Ba

FW Alex Saniel (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 23)71 Flag of New Zealand.svg Papatoetoe Standby List 2019 Pacific Games
FW Jordy Tasip (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea Standby List 2019 Pacific Games
FW Bernard Daniel (1992-08-11) 11 August 1992 (age 27)20 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Erakor Golden Star v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
FW Jean Marie Manuriki (1992-01-25) 25 January 1992 (age 27)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Amicale v. Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands , 18 March 2019 PRE
FW Fenedy Masauvakalo (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 34)162 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tupuji Imere
FW Robert Tasso (1989-12-18) 18 December 1989 (age 30)95 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Tafea
FW Jean Kaltack (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 25)89 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Ifira Black Bird
FW Christopher Andrew (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 27)00 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Sia-Raga

List of coaches

New Hebrides (−1980)

Vanuatu (1980–)

See also

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