Vietnam national football team

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Vietnam
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Nickname(s) Những chiến binh sao vàng
(Golden Star Warriors) [1] [2] [3]
Association Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach Park Hang-seo
Captain Đỗ Hùng Dũng
Most caps Lê Công Vinh (83)
Top scorer Lê Công Vinh (51)
Home stadium Mỹ Đình National Stadium
FIFA code VIE
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 97 Decrease2.svg 1 (23 June 2022) [4]
Highest84 (September 1998)
Lowest172 (December 2006)
First international
Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg  Hong Kong 3–2 South Vietnam  Flag of South Vietnam.svg
(Mong Kok, Hong Kong; 20 April 1947) [5]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 5–3 North Vietnam  Flag of North Vietnam (1955-1975).svg
(Beijing, China; 4 October 1956) [6]
as unified Vietnam
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg  Philippines 2–2 Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg
(Manila, Philippines; 26 November 1991) [7]
Biggest win
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 11–0 Guam  Flag of Guam.svg
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 23 January 2000)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 6–0 Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26 February 1997)
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 6–0 Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg
(Incheon, South Korea; 29 September 2003)
Asian Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1956 as South Vietnam and 2007 as Vietnam)
Best resultFourth place (1956, 1960) as South Vietnam
Quarter-finals (2007, 2019) as Vietnam
AFF Cup
Appearances12 (first in 1996 )
Best resultChampions (2008, 2018)

The Vietnam national football team (Vietnamese : Đội tuyển bóng đá quốc gia Việt Nam) represents Vietnam in international football and is controlled by the Vietnam Football Federation, the governing body of football in Vietnam.

Vietnam was introduced to the sport by the French in the 19th century. However, due to various conflicts that occurred in the country throughout the 20th century, the development of Vietnamese football was significantly hampered during this period. [8] [9] While Vietnam was split into North and South Vietnam in 1954, two national teams existed and both were controlled by separate governing bodies. After the two countries unified in 1976, the separate governing bodies were combined and renamed to the Vietnam Football Federation. [10]

Since the 1990s, Vietnam has re-integrated into global football, and the sport soon became an integral part of Vietnamese society and a soft-power mechanism against the country's negative reputation due to the Vietnam War and subsequent international conflicts. This has made the national football team a part of Vietnamese nationalism, enjoying nationwide support. Vietnamese supporters are dubbed to be some of the most passionate fans, renowned for large celebrations over the team's achievements on both senior and youth categories. [11] [12]

Considered one of the most prolific and successful football teams in Southeast Asia, Vietnam has won the AFF Championship twice, in 2008 and 2018. At the continental level, the team reached fourth place twice as South Vietnam in the AFC Asian Cup, back when it was contested by four teams. They reached the quarter-finals twice as a united nation in 2007 and 2019. Despite having never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, Vietnam has reached the final round of the qualification once in 2022 and become the first Southeast Asian team ever to obtain the win in this stage. Its main rivals are other national teams in the AFF, of which Thailand is seen as the biggest.

History

Early history (1896–1954)

Early Vietnamese football with Vietnamese players and French officials in the Championnat Cochinchine, c. 1922-23 Early Vietnamese football with French officials, Championat Cochinchine.jpg
Early Vietnamese football with Vietnamese players and French officials in the Championnat Cochinchine, c.1922–23

The introduction of football into Vietnam traced its roots in 1896 during the era of colonial French Cochinchina. At the early stage, the sport are only played among French civil servants, merchants and soldiers. The French then encouraged local Vietnamese to played football and several other sports that were introduced to them to divert their interest from politics which resulting the sport being spread to other regions, mostly the northern and central region. [13] [14] On 20 July 1908, the newspaper Southern Luc Tan Van reported the match between two local Vietnamese teams for the first time. A first football guidebook then published in 1925 by a local Vietnamese doctor named Pham Van Tiec to attract the interest among Vietnamese youngsters. [15] By 1928, the Vietnamese had established the Annamite Sports Bureau and in the same year they sent a Vietnamese football team to compete in Singapore. More local football clubs then established in both northern and southern Vietnam although it was not until after the World War II that football clubs in the region started to become more organised. [16] It was the time Vietnam played their first ever international match, against Korea in Saigon which they lost 2–4.

Two Vietnam national teams (1954–1976)

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The South Vietnam team winning gold at the 1959 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games.
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The North Vietnam team in 1956.

Two national football teams then existed when Vietnam was divided into 2 countries which were South Vietnam and North Vietnam. The team from the South participated in the first two AFC Asian Cup finals (1956 AFC Asian Cup and 1960 AFC Asian Cup) and finished in fourth place both times. They won the first Southeast Asian Games gold in 1959 in Thailand. The team also entered qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, beating Thailand 1–0 to qualify the classification matches before losing their group opening matches by 0–4 to Japan and 0–1 to Hong Kong. The team played their last game against Malaysia in 1975 where they lost 0–3. Meanwhile, the team from the North was less active, not being a member of either AFC and FIFA, often playing against other communist states between 1956 and 1966. They had their first match against China PR where they lost 3–5 under head coach Truong Tan Buu. They participated in the first GANEFO (Games of the New Emerging Forces) competitions at Indonesia in 1962 and Cambodia in 1966. Both teams ceased to exist when the North and South regions were combined into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War, but North Vietnam did not become a member of AFC and FIFA until 1976. [17] Because both of them were members of FIFA (South from 1954 and North from 1964), the later unified Vietnam team is classified as the successor of them both by FIFA. [18]

The development of football during this era for both Vietnams was marked with stagnation as the Vietnam War occurred at the same time. The Vietnam War, a war that occurred between two states, had a tremendous impact and delayed the development of football in the country. Because of the war, Vietnam, by then, a major football force in Asia, started losing its reputation as the war ruined the country. Thus, the conflict had greatly reduced Vietnamese football ability and weakened the country seriously. However, the following Cambodian–Vietnamese War and Sino-Vietnamese War, and global sanctions against the country, had depleted the nation's football team and turned Vietnam into one of the weakest teams in the world and Asia overall. For this reason, Vietnamese football can be still considered new and unknown for the rest of the world, in spite of its long standing history as Vietnam only rejoined global football in 1991.

Vietnam's professional football league, known as the All Vietnam Football Championship, was launched in 1980 to redevelop Vietnamese football after a long period of civil war. 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 the formation of the Vietnam Football Federation. Trịnh Ngọc Chữ, deputy minister of General Department of Sports, was elected as the first president of VFF. [19]

Post Vietnam War and redevelopment era (1991–2006)

The reunified Vietnam national football team rejoined international football by participating in the 1991 edition of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines. [20] They have participated in every edition of the tournament since then. Unified Vietnam has also regularly entered qualification for the FIFA World Cup since the 1994 edition and for the AFC Asian Cup since the 1996 edition.

Vietnam participated in the country's first ever FIFA World Cup qualification in 1994 World Cup campaign for the first time as an unified nation, having participated in the 1974 qualification as South Vietnam. The national side at the time was not successful in World Cup campaigns, failing in both the 1994 and 1998 qualifications with only one win.

In 1996, Vietnam participated in the first (1996) ASEAN Football Federation championship (then known as Tiger Cup), where they finished in third place and hosted the second Tiger Cup in 1998 where they lost 0–1 to Singapore in the final. From 2000 to 2007, Vietnam continued their quest to win the Southeast Asian trophy, but often ended short by losing in the semi-finals or being eliminated in the group stage. Also around 1996, Vietnam gained international headline for inviting Italian giant Juventus F.C. to play in a friendly match in Hanoi, with Juventus already lifted the recent 1995–96 UEFA Champions League title. The game, which Vietnam lost 1–2, was a watershed moment that boosted the development of football in the country. [21] Vietnam has participated in all editions of the ASEAN championship, winning the title in 2008 and 2018.

Vietnam was the host of the 1999 Dunhill Cup, a friendly tournament for both senior and U-23 players. Since it was categorized as a mingled senior and U-23 competition, some national teams had decided to participate using its senior reserve side. In this competition, Vietnam created a promising performance, including a shock win over then-1994 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1996 participant Russia 1–0 and drawing with 1998 FIFA World Cup participant Iran 2–2 and topping the group. Vietnam was then eliminated in the semi-finals after a 1–4 defeat to China.

2002 FIFA World Cup qualification had some of Vietnam's few bright moments during these World Cup campaigns, with the team winning three matches and drawing one, both played in Dammam. However, with the team having lost against Saudi Arabia, Vietnam did not qualify for the World Cup. The 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification was also unsuccessful, with Vietnam falling to South Korea and Oman, but managing to create a shock 1–0 win to 2002 FIFA World Cup's fourth-place winner South Korea in Muscat, which remains as one of Vietnam's greatest football feats since unification. [22] The 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification had been extremely depressing for Vietnam, with the team once again failing, falling behind South Korea and Lebanon, and only staying above Maldives by goal difference.

Renaissance of Vietnam football (2007–2009)

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Scenes during the final of 2008 AFF Championship. Clockwise from top: Vietnamese supporters during Vietnam's triumph, Vietnamese team receiving the cup and Vietnamese team before the second leg final matches.

Vietnam hosted the 2007 AFC Asian Cup along with Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand; despite failing to qualify for the Asian Cup since the 1990s. The team was ranked second lowest only after Malaysia, but in the group stage, Vietnam created shock by defeating the UAE 2–0, drawing 1–1 with another Gulf team, Qatar, before losing 1–4 to defending champions Japan. Vietnam were the only Southeast Asian and host team to reach the quarter-finals, where they lost to eventual champions Iraq 0–2. [23] This marked the beginning of the first Vietnamese football renaissance.

Vietnam won their first AFF Championship title in 2008, in which they were held in Group B with Thailand, Malaysia and Laos. After losing to Thailand 0–2 in the opener, Vietnam defeated Malaysia 3–2 and Laos 4–0. In the semi-finals, Vietnam held the defending champion Singapore to 0–0 in the home match before winning 1–0 away. Vietnam met Thailand again in the finals and defeated them 3–2 by aggregate, winning the away match 2–1 then drawing 1–1 at home. [24] This would be the team's first international honour since rejoining global football, and it would take 10 years until the team repeated this feat.

Vietnam almost managed a successful 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification when Vietnam performed well against Syria and Lebanon, as well as against the neighbour China; but the shortcoming on scoring goals once again proved to be instrumental on denying Vietnam's qualification to 2011 AFC Asian Cup, as the team finished third with only a single 3–1 home win over Lebanon [25] and two draws away to both Levant opponents Syria and Lebanon. Despite losing all two matches against China, including the huge loss 1–6 in Hangzhou, Vietnam still scored at least one single goal in both games.

Decline (2009–2014)

The period between 2009 and 2014 witnessed the decline of Vietnamese football. The team participated in 2010, 2014 World Cup qualifiers and 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers, but were unsuccessful and accepted the early elimination. The team loss 0–6 on aggregate against the United Arab Emirates in the first round of 2010 World Cup qualification. In the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Vietnam could only defeated Macau in the first round, before being eliminated by Qatar in the second round. The worst of this decline was in 2015 Asian Cup qualifiers where Vietnam lost five among six games and finished at the bottom place of the group including the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.

Along with the poor performance in the continental qualification, Vietnam suffered a setback in the regional tournament. The team had lost Malaysia, who later became the champion, in the 2010 AFF Championship semi-final. The 2012 AFF Championship even brought a worse disaster for Vietnam when the team was eliminated in the group stage and only obtained a 1–1 draw against Myanmar, while losing 1–3 to Thailand and 0–1 to Philippines.

Rebuilding (2014–2017)

The national team of Vietnam started to witness significant changes under the tenure of Toshiya Miura, who took charge of Vietnam from 2014 to 2016. The Japanese coach was accredited for rebuilding the national team of Vietnam after the failed 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, and had a significant impact on the improvement of the team's performances. One of the most renowned achievement under Miura's era was with the youth team, when the Olympic side managed to cruise pass Olympic Iran, a major Asian force, at the 2014 Asian Games with an unthinkable 4–1 victory. [26] Many of these young players nurtured by coach Miura would be brought to senior side, where the team managed a fine performance in 2014 AFF Championship, but Vietnam failed to progress beyond the semi-finals after suffering a shock 2–4 defeat to Malaysia right at home, [27] in spite of winning 2–1 away before. [28] Vietnamese police had sought to investigate this match, but found no evidence of rigged bribery or corruption as also stated in the findings of Swiss-based international supplier betting services Sportradar. [29] [30]

Miura led Vietnam in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers when Vietnam was grouped together with Thailand, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Iraq; Indonesia later was banned to participate by FIFA. Vietnam managed a fine performance, drawing Iraq 1–1 at home. [31] However, two disappointing defeats to Thailand away 0–1 [32] and humiliating 0–3 home loss to the same opponent [33] had put the team under heavy criticism. Toshiya Miura, despite improvement, was sacked by the VFF after the Olympic side's failure to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics. [34]

Hope was put into new coach, Nguyễn Hữu Thắng, some of the first fine Vietnamese managers during the era. Under Nguyễn Hữu Thắng, Vietnam once again progressed to the semi-finals of 2016 AFF Championship, but the team had to bow down to Indonesia in another thrilling semi-finals, being held 2–2 at home [35] and previously lost 1–2 away to the same rival. [36] The team's disappointment somehow relieved a little, as the Golden Star Warriors participated in 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification for finishing third in their World Cup qualification group. The Vietnamese side managed two draws in their opening run against Afghanistan in Tajikistan [37] and a goalless draw to Jordan in Ho Chi Minh City. [38] However, the Olympic side was shockingly eliminated in the group stage of 2017 SEA Games, coach Nguyễn Hữu Thắng was relieved from duty, and the team faced a tremendous crisis of confidence as fans have lost their will to support the team. [39] Interim coach Mai Đức Chung was appointed to help Vietnam in two crucial Asian Cup qualification match against neighbour Cambodia, in which coach Mai Đức Chung was able to revive some of the team's lost spirit, beating Cambodia 2–1 away and a thrashing 5–0 win at home. [40] These wins allowed Vietnam to join top two for final tickets.

The Golden Generation (2018–present)

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Vietnamese national team's squad before facing Iran at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
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Scenes during the quarter-finals of 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Clockwise from top: Vietnamese team with Japan at the cup quarter-finals and Vietnamese fans during the match.

Park Hang-seo, former assistant of Guus Hiddink during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, was appointed as new coach of Vietnam on 29 September 2017 after an attempt to negotiate with Takashi Sekizuka was unsuccessful; previously the VFF also tried contact with American manager Steve Sampson with no avail. [42] Upon his arrival to Vietnam, Park Hang-seo was greeted with skepticism and jeers from Vietnamese. [43]

Park's first match as coach of Vietnam was in the same 2019 Asian Cup qualification, where Vietnam beats Cambodia at home in a 5-0 win on 10 October 2017, followed by a 0–0 draw at home against Afghanistan on 14 November 2017, thus allowed Vietnam to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, their first ever Asian Cup since 2007. [44] Park himself, though, was criticized due to the team's unconvincing performance. [45] However, the mood rapidly changed after Vietnam youth team's unbelievable achievements in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship and 2018 Asian Games where Park Hang-seo was also the coach of the U-23 and Olympic team. [46] With the same U-23 players, he formed the squad of Vietnamese senior team in a meaningless 1–1 draw to Jordan in 2019 Asian Cup qualification, which both teams qualified together. [47]

2018 AFF Championship

Also with these young players, the 2018 AFF Championship became Vietnam's second AFF Championship title. In Group A, Vietnam managed three victories against Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia and a draw with Myanmar. In the semi-finals, they defeated the Philippines twice, and in the finals defeated Malaysia 3–2 aggregated, drawing 2–2 away and winning 1–0 home. [48]

2019 AFC Asian Cup

It wasn't until the 2019 AFC Asian Cup that Vietnam truly began to gain international recognition.[ citation needed ] With entire of squad made up with the successful U-23 players, Vietnam had the youngest squad in the tournament. Being drawn into group D including Iran, Iraq and Yemen, Vietnam had lost Iraq 2-3 and Iran 0-2 before beating Yemen in their final group matches to become the last best-fourth place team qualifying for the round of sixteen. Then, they surprised everyone by defeating favoured Jordan which had previously defeated defending champions Australia and earlier played a friendly match against 2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia, winning 4–2 in penalty shoot-out. [49] The win sent million of Vietnamese into the street for celebrations. [50] In the quarter-finals, Vietnam met Japan but failed to continue the success after their opponent being awarded a penalty kick which being decided through the video assistant referee (VAR), resulting to a 0–1 score by Ritsu Doan until the final whistle being blown. [51]

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Vietnam was grouped in the Qualifying Second Round Group G with three other Southeast Asian rivals: Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, along with the United Arab Emirates. The Vietnamese started with a 0–0 away draw over Thailand [52] before defeating Malaysia 1–0 at home [53] and then achieving a 3–1 away win against Indonesia. [54] In November 2019, Vietnam faced up the United Arab Emirates at home soil with attempts to break 12-year winless streak to the opponent. In spite of facing struggle in early minutes, a following red card to the UAE gave the Vietnamese an advantage, eventually managed to beat the Emirates 1–0. [55] Then, Vietnam moved to a thrilling encounter against neighbour and fellow powerhouse Thailand at home, where both teams played out in another goalless draw, in a match with a crucial Akinfeev-penalty like save by Đặng Văn Lâm and two disallowed Vietnamese goals, to foster Vietnam's top position in the Joint World Cup/Asian Cup qualifying Group G. [56]

However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam was forced to play all their remaining qualifying second-round games in the United Arab Emirates. In this campaign, Vietnam suffered a great loss of key players, as the midfield soul Đỗ Hùng Dũng suffered from a severe injury in 2021 V.League 1 that caused him 6-months recession, while best goalie Đặng Văn Lâm, due to an unexpected incident related to COVID-19 in his Japanese club Cerezo Osaka, could not come to the national team in Dubai, the key midfielder Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, after suffered an aggressive tackle from an Indonesian player in the 20th minute of the first match, must miss the rest of the qualifying second round. Nevertheless, even with such great loss, Vietnam campaign in UAE was an astonishing success. Vietnam pounded Indonesia 4–0 and held on to a 2–1 win against Malaysia. On the last match day, Vietnam battled it out in a thrilling encounter against hosts, UAE. After trailing 3–0, a late surge in the final 10 minutes brought 2 goals on the scoresheet for Vietnam, but it wasn't enough as the match ended 3–2 in favour of UAE. Despite losing however, with Australia defeated Jordan 1–0 in the decisive game of group B and later Saudi Arabia beating Uzbekistan 3–0 in the decisive game of group D, Vietnam officially claimed its ticket into the third and final round of the World Cup qualifiers for the first time ever, and automatic qualification to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China, after entering as one of the five best runner-ups, the second Southeast Asian nation after Thailand to achieve the feat. [57] [58]

In the third round, Vietnam was drawn into group B along with Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China and Oman; whom Vietnam entirely lost in the head-to-head record. The team played its best in every matches, but due to suffering even greater loss of key players, Vietnam was unable to achieve a single point after the first seven games. After the heavy 0–4 away loss against Australia in Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on 27 January 2022, Vietnam was officially eliminated from World Cup, which marked seven matches of defeat. However, just five days later, it became the first ever team from Southeast Asia to win a match in the final round of the World Cup qualifiers by beating China 3–1 at home on 1 February 2022, which coincided with the Lunar New Year's Day in Vietnam and China. [59] The win was also the first-ever win from a Southeast Asian team against China in an official competitive match after 65 years, when Indonesia beat China 2–0 in the 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification. The team achieved another historical result in the last qualifying match by 1–1 draw against the host Japan in Saitama Stadium 2002 on 29 March marking the first time ever Vietnam does not lose Japan since its reintegration to international football. [60] Nonetheless, Vietnam only earned 4 points in total after 10 matches of the third round (1 win, 1 draw, 8 losses) and finished bottom.

Team image

Kits

Vietnam's current kit sponsor is Grand Sport. The contract started in January 2015 which will end by the end of December 2019 but extended until 2023. Vietnam was also previously sponsored by Adidas, Li-Ning and Nike. The traditional 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. Occasionally, the team wore blue and yellow jerseys.

Kit suppliers

Kit supplierPeriodNotes
Flag of Germany.svg Adidas 1996–2005 [61]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li-Ning 2006–2008
Flag of the United States.svg Nike 2009–2014
Flag of Thailand.svg Grand Sport 2014–present [62]

Sponsorship

Primary sponsors include: Honda, [63] Yanmar, [64] Grand Sport, [65] Sony, [66] Bia Saigon, [67] Acecook, [68] Coca-Cola, [69] Vinamilk, [70] Kao Vietnam, [71] Herbalife Nutrition [72] and TNI Corporation. [73]

Unlike many national teams in the world, Vietnam is one of the few football teams to not feature their federation (VFF) logo, or logo that is styled from national emblem/coat of arms such as Germany, Spain, Australia or Poland at their jersey, but rather the national flag. The few other AFC members to not feature the logo includes Palestine and North Korea and is the only Southeast Asian team to not feature the logo. The logo of VFF is used on team's gears (hats, bags, masks, coat,...) and in products of multimedia for team. However in 1998 AFF Championship, team Vietnam used the former VFF logo at their jersey officially. [74]

Player Nguyen Tuan Anh in his training jersey. The flag of Vietnam is printed on team's training jersey, while the logo of VFF is printed on the bag of players. Nguyen Tuan Anh 2021.png
Player Nguyễn Tuấn Anh in his training jersey. The flag of Vietnam is printed on team's training jersey, while the logo of VFF is printed on the bag of players.

Despite the country unveiling a logo of dragon for the national football team in 2017, it was not incorporated onto the national jersey due to the majority of negative responses from media and supporters. [75] Furthermore, the dragon logo was intended only for the men's national team at first, this would be unreasonable if it was also incorporated onto the national jerseys and the uniforms of other teams (women's teams, youth teams, futsal teams, beach soccer teams). Finally, VFF removed it.

Nicknames

VFF's media outlets use nickname Những Chiến binh Sao vàng (or Golden Star Warriors) officially for the national team, [3] [76] [77] which is derived from the star of the national flag on the team's jersey. The local media in Vietnam also refer the national team as simply "Tuyển" (The selection). [78]

Supporters

Vietnamese supporters during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, in all red and yellow star attire similar as in the colour of the flag of Vietnam. Vietnam vs. Japan AFC Asian Cup 2019 9.jpg
Vietnamese supporters during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, in all red and yellow star attire similar as in the colour of the flag of Vietnam.

There are two major supporters' clubs for the national team, namely Vietnam Football Supporters (VFS, Vietnamese : Hội Cổ động viên Bóng đá Việt Nam) which was founded in 2014 and Vietnam Golden Stars (VGS, Vietnamese : Hội Cổ động viên Sao vàng Việt Nam) which was founded in 2017.

When the national team won big matches, the streets are often overwhelmed by large Vietnamese crowds, demonstrating nationalist chants, singing Vietnamese nationalist songs. [12] Vietnamese passionate supporters have been witnessed during 2007 AFC Asian Cup when the team defeated the UAE 2–0 and later, the lone Southeast Asian side to sneak into the quarter-finals. [79] During the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Vietnamese fans were euphoric in celebration after beating Jordan in the round of sixteen. [80]

Even in smaller tournaments, Vietnamese fans are also noted for large celebrations, such as when Vietnam won the 2008, 2018 AFF Championships, and 2018 AFC U-23 Championship in which their team finished runners-up after losing the final against Uzbekistan. [81]

Stadiums

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Mỹ Đình National Stadium in Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Vietnamese national team mainly plays at Mỹ Đình National Stadium, although other venues are also used. Other used venues are Hàng Đẫy Stadium, Thống Nhất, Cần Thơ stadium.

Rivalries

Thailand

Thailand is often considered Vietnam's traditional and biggest rival. The matches between these two teams are always likened to the "El Clasico" of Southeast Asian football and are followed with much interest in both countries. Vietnam as South Vietnam first faced Thailand at the 1959 Southeast Asian Games and won the two matches, in the group stage and the final. Despite currently having the better overall record compared with Thailand with 23 wins, 11 draws, and 19 losses after 53 matches, Vietnam has generally poor results against Thailand since its reintegration into international football in 1991. After the match between two teams in December 2021 in 2020 AFF Championship, Vietnam has faced Thailand in 26 matches at the national team level since 1991, the overall results being 3 wins, 7 draws and 16 losses. Despite this, Vietnam, since reintegration to world's football, is renowned for its performance that punching above the weight, often due to its ability to culminate surprise results despite disadvantages, while Thailand has struggled harder to do the same.

Vietnam's most memorable win against Thailand was in the final of the 2008 AFF Championship, when a 2–1 win in the first leg in Bangkok set them up for their first-ever title, which they secured after a 1–1 draw in Hanoi. [82]

Indonesia

Vietnam and neighbors Indonesia have faced each other in 38 matches, with Vietnam having the poorer record with 12 wins, 11 draws, and 16 losses. During the 20-year period from 1999 to 2019, Vietnam only drew and lost against Indonesia in official tournaments. This series of winless matches began after the 1–0 win over Indonesia in 1999 in the semi-finals of the 1999 SEA Games, and lasted 13 matches, with seven draws and five losses, and finally ended on 15 October 2019 when Vietnam won 3–1 against Indonesia by their third match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification's second round in Bali.

Singapore

While Singapore was still a force in the AFF until 2012, this team was also a big rival of Vietnam. They have faced each other in 39 matches, with Vietnam dominating with 21 wins, 13 draws, and five losses. Since just reintegrating with international football in 1991, Vietnam experienced, in the period from 1993 to 1998, poorer head-to-head record against Singapore; especially the failure in the 1998 AFF Championship final. However, since 1998, Vietnam has been maintaining a series of unbeaten matches against Singapore until now. It is worth noting that Vietnam's winning matches in this period against Singapore have never exceeded 1 goal and there were 6 out of the 12 matches that had drawn results, although Vietnam still won in the remaining 6 matches.

Malaysia

As South Vietnam, the Vietnamese side had a poorer performance, with only three wins, three draws and seven losses, during that time the Malaysians posed as a formidable side in Asia. Since reintegration, however, Vietnam has overwhelmed in the head-to-head record against Malaysia with 14 wins, three draws and only six losses since 1991. Vietnam has also been maintaining the series of unbeaten match against Malaysia since 2014.

Results and fixtures

  Win  Draw  Loss

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

2021

6 December 2020 AFF Championship Laos  Flag of Laos.svg0–2Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Bishan, Singapore
20:30  UTC+8 Report (AFFSZ)
Report (AFF)
Nguyễn Công Phượng Soccerball shade.svg26'
Phan Văn Đức Soccerball shade.svg55'
Stadium: Bishan Stadium
Attendance: 812
Referee: Ahmed Yacoud Ibrahim (Jordan)
15 December 2020 AFF Championship Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg0–0Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Bishan, Singapore
20:30  UTC+8 Report (AFFSZ) Stadium: Bishan Stadium
Attendance: 928
Referee: Kim Dae-yong (Korea)
23 December 2020 AFF Championship Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg0–2Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Kallang, Singapore
20:30  UTC+8 Report Chanathip Soccerball shade.svg14', 23'Stadium: National Stadium
Attendance: 7,355
Referee: Saoud Al-Abda (Qatar)
26 December 2020 AFF Championship Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0–0Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Kallang, Singapore
20:30  UTC+8 Report Stadium: National Stadium
Attendance: 8,121
Referee: Ahmad Yacoub Ibrahim (Jordan)

2022

29 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–1Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Saitama, Japan
17:35  UTC+9
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Report (Soccerway)
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 44,600
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)
1 June Friendly Vietnam  Flag of Vietnam.svg2–0Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
19:00  UTC+7 Report Stadium: Thống Nhất Stadium
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Ngô Duy Lân (Vietnam)

Coaching staff

PositionName
ManagerFlag of South Korea.svg Park Hang-seo
Technical DirectorFlag of Japan.svg Yusuke Adachi
Assistant ManagerFlag of South Korea.svg Lee Young-jin
Flag of Vietnam.svg Lưu Danh Minh
Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Anh Đức
Goalkeeper CoachFlag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Thế Anh
Fitness CoachFlag of South Korea.svg Park Sung-Gyun
Flag of France.svg Cedric Roger
Match analyst
Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Tae Min
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vũ Hong Viet
DoctorFlag of South Korea.svg Choi Ju-young
Flag of Vietnam.svg Trần Anh Tuấn
Flag of Vietnam.svg Trần Huy Thọ
Flag of Vietnam.svg Tuấn Nguyên Giáp
InterpreterFlag of Vietnam.svg Lê Huy Khoa
Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Sung Wan
Delegation LeaderFlag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển
List of Vietnamese coaches since 1991
Name Nationality From To PldWDLGFGA Win% [nb 1] Honours
Park Hang-seo Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 29 September 2017present441912134029043.181 AFF Championship
Mai Đức Chung ( Interim )Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 24 August 201729 September 2017110021100.00
Nguyễn Hữu Thắng Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 3 March 201624 August 2017168621514050.00
Toshiya Miura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 8 May 201428 January 201614734128050.00
Hoàng Văn Phúc Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 16 May 20134 April 2014310213033.33
Nguyễn Văn Sỹ ( Interim )Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1 January 201316 May 20134103025.00
Phan Thanh Hùng Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1 September 201231 December 2012145541210035.71
Mai Đức Chung ( Interim )Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 21 February 201231 August 2012000000!
Falko Götz Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1 June 20116 January 20125302156060.00
Henrique Calisto Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal June 20081 March 2011421111203841026.191 AFF Championship
Alfred Riedl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 2005October 2007238872927034.78
Trần Văn Khánh [83] ( Interim )Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 12 December 20042005110030100.00
Edson Tavares Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 22 March 200412 December 2004114161815036.36
Nguyễn Thành Vinh ( Interim )Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam January 2004February 2004100105000.00
Alfred Riedl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria January 2003December 20037304813042.86
Henrique Calisto Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal August 2002December 2002105322718050.00
Dido Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil December 200025 September 2001631299050.00
Alfred Riedl Flag of Austria.svg  Austria August 199820003116695421051.61
Colin Murphy Flag of England.svg  England October 19971998631296050.00
Lê Đình Chính ( Interim )Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 19971997100104000.00
Trần Duy LongFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 199719975005217000.00
Karl-Heinz Weigang Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1995June 1997179263733052.94
Edson Tavares Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 19951995110010100.00
Trần Duy Long ( Interim )Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 199419951100100.00
Trần Bình SựFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1993199311209521018.18
Nguyễn Sỹ HiểnFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 19931993301235000.00
Vũ Văn TưFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 19911991

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were called up for the friendly match against Afghanistan on 1 June 2022.
Caps and goals as of 1 June 2022 after the match against Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan .

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Nguyễn Tuấn Mạnh (1990-07-31) 31 July 1990 (age 31)40 Flag of Vietnam.svg SHB Đà Nẵng
181 GK Vũ Tuyên Quang (1995-07-05) 5 July 1995 (age 26)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định
231 GK Đặng Văn Lâm (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 28)260 Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka
22 DF Đỗ Duy Mạnh (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 25)401 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội
32 DF Quế Ngọc Hải (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 29)634 Flag of Vietnam.svg Sông Lam Nghệ An
42 DF Bùi Đức Duy (1994-05-09) 9 May 1994 (age 28)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định
72 DF Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 26)280 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
122 DF Nguyễn Văn Vĩ (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 24)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội
132 DF Hồ Tấn Tài (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 24)112 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định
152 DF Nguyễn Đức Chiến (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 23)20 Flag of Vietnam.svg Viettel
172 DF Vũ Văn Thanh (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 26)353 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
212 DF Trần Đình Trọng (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 25)140 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định
53 MF Trần Đình Khương (1996-02-10) 10 February 1996 (age 26)20 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồ Chí Minh City
63 MF Trương Văn Thái Quý (1997-08-22) 22 August 1997 (age 24)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội
83 MF Châu Ngọc Quang (1996-02-01) 1 February 1996 (age 26)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hải Phòng
143 MF Nguyễn Hoàng Đức (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 24)191 Flag of Vietnam.svg Viettel
163 MF Đỗ Hùng Dũng (captain) (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 28)230 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội
193 MF Nguyễn Quang Hải (1997-04-12) 12 April 1997 (age 25)4410 Flag of France.svg Pau FC
203 MF Phan Văn Đức (1996-04-11) 11 April 1996 (age 26)324 Flag of Vietnam.svg Sông Lam Nghệ An
94 FW Nguyễn Văn Toàn (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 26)424 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
104 FW Nguyễn Công Phượng (vice-captain) (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 27)5211 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
114 FW Phạm Tuấn Hải (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 24)62 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội
224 FW Nguyễn Tiến Linh (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 24)3012 Flag of Vietnam.svg Becamex Bình Dương

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Trần Nguyên Mạnh (1991-12-20) 20 December 1991 (age 30)320 Flag of Vietnam.svg Viettel v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
GK Bùi Tấn Trường (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 36)190 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
GK Nguyễn Văn Hoàng (1995-02-17) 17 February 1995 (age 27)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Sông Lam Nghệ An v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR , 1 February 2022
GK Quan Văn Chuẩn (2001-01-07) 7 January 2001 (age 21)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội 2020 AFF Championship
GK Phạm Văn Cường (1990-07-19) 19 July 1990 (age 31)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồ Chí Minh City 2020 AFF Championship PRE
GK Nguyễn Văn Toản (1999-11-26) 26 November 1999 (age 22)20 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hải Phòng v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 11 November 2021 PREOTH

DF Nguyễn Thanh Bình (2000-11-02) 2 November 2000 (age 21)41 Flag of Vietnam.svg Viettel v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
DF Bùi Hoàng Việt Anh (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 23)40 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
DF Đỗ Thanh Thịnh (1998-08-18) 18 August 1998 (age 23)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
DF Đào Văn Nam (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 25)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
DF Nguyễn Thành Chung (1997-09-08) 8 September 1997 (age 24)150 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội v. Flag of Oman.svg  Oman , 24 March 2022
DF Lê Văn Xuân (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 23)40 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội v. Flag of Oman.svg  Oman , 24 March 2022INJ
DF Bùi Tiến Dũng (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 26)401 Flag of Vietnam.svg Viettel v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR , 1 February 2022
DF Phạm Xuân Mạnh (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 26)40 Flag of Vietnam.svg Sông Lam Nghệ An v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022
DF Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 30)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022PRE
DF Liễu Quang Vinh (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 23)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg SHB Đà Nẵng v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022 PRE
DF Trần Văn Kiên (1996-05-13) 13 May 1996 (age 26)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội September 2021 centralized training
DF Trương Văn Thiết (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 (age 27)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Viettel September 2021 centralized training
DF Đoàn Văn Hậu (1999-04-19) 19 April 1999 (age 23)270 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội August 2021 centralized training INJ

MF Nguyễn Tuấn Anh (1995-05-16) 16 May 1995 (age 27)251 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
MF Lý Công Hoàng Anh (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 22)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
MF Nguyễn Hải Huy (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 31)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hải Phòng March 2022 centralized training
MF Lương Xuân Trường (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 27)411 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR , 1 February 2022
MF Tô Văn Vũ (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 28)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Becamex Bình Dương v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR , 1 February 2022
MF Trần Minh Vương (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 27)71 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hoàng Anh Gia Lai v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022
MF Trần Phi Sơn (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 30)31 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022 PRE
MF Nguyễn Trọng Long (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 22)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồ Chí Minh City v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022 PRE
MF Lê Văn Đô (2001-07-08) 8 July 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg SHB Đà Nẵng v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022 PRE
MF Phạm Đức Huy (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 27)152 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội 2020 AFF Championship
MF Nguyễn Trọng Đại (1997-04-07) 7 April 1997 (age 25)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh September 2021 centralized training
MF Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng (1989-04-14) 14 April 1989 (age 33)7412 Flag of Vietnam.svg Sông Lam Nghệ An v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 7 September 2021 INJ
MF Lê Tiến Anh (1998-03-23) 23 March 1998 (age 24)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định v. Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia , 2 September 2021 PRE

FW Hà Đức Chinh (1997-09-22) 22 September 1997 (age 24)180 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 29 March 2022
FW Ngân Văn Đại (1992-02-09) 9 February 1992 (age 30)20 Flag of Vietnam.svg Quảng Nam v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR , 1 February 2022
FW Hồ Thanh Minh (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 22)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Huế v. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , 27 January 2022
FW Trần Văn Đạt (2000-12-26) 26 December 2000 (age 21)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hà Nội 2020 AFF Championship
FW Nhâm Mạnh Dũng (2000-04-12) 12 April 2000 (age 22)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Viettel v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 11 November 2021 PRE
FW Nguyễn Xuân Nam (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 28)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Topenland Bình Định September 2021 centralized training
FW Trần Đình Kha (1994-03-21) 21 March 1994 (age 28)00 Flag of Vietnam.svg Khánh Hòa September 2021 centralized training
FW Hồ Tuấn Tài (1995-03-16) 16 March 1995 (age 27)10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Hồ Chí Minh City v. Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia , 2 September 2021 PRE

  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • OTH Player withdrew from the squad due to other reason.

Player records

As of June 2022
Players in bold are still active with Vietnam.

Youngest player to play for the national team

RankPlayerAgeDayAgainstTournament
1 Phan Thanh Bình 16 years 331 days27 September 2003Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2 Đoàn Văn Hậu [84] 18 years 140 days5 September 2017Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification
3 Lê Công Vinh 18 years 183 days9 June 2004Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 Phạm Văn Quyến 18 years 213 days27 November 2002Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Friendly
5 Nguyễn Thành Long Giang 19 years 53 days28 October 2007Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Centuriate goals

GoalsDateScorerVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.26 November 1991 Nguyễn Văn Dũng Flag of the Philippines.svg Manila, Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 1–02–2 1991 Southeast Asian Games
100.25 August 2000 Nguyễn Hồng Sơn Flag of Vietnam.svg Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 2–12–2 Friendly
200.24 June 2007 Lê Công Vinh Flag of Vietnam.svg Hanoi, Vietnam Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 1–03–0Friendly
300.16 November 2014 Nguyễn Văn Quyết Flag of Vietnam.svg Hanoi, Vietnam Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 2–13–1Friendly
400.12 December 2021 Nguyễn Quang Hải Flag of Singapore.svg Bishan, Singapore Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1–03–0 2020 AFF Championship

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification recordCoach(es)
YearResultPos.PldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 to Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Did not participateDid not participateN/A
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954 to Flag of Germany.svg 1974 See South Vietnam See South VietnamSee South Vietnam
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 to Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Did not enterDid not enterN/A
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Did not qualify8107418 Flag of Vietnam.svg Trần Bình Sự
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg 1998 6006221 Flag of Vietnam.svg Trần Duy Long
Flag of Vietnam.svg Lê Đình Chính
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 631299 Flag of Brazil.svg Dido
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 611459 Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Thành Vinh
Flag of Brazil.svg Edson Tavares
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 200206 Flag of Austria.svg Alfred Riedl
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 4301155 Flag of Germany.svg Falko Götz
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 621378 Flag of Japan.svg Toshiya Miura
Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 186392124 Flag of South Korea.svg Park Hang-seo
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determinedTo be determinedTo be determined
Total0/2256166346399

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup record AFC Asian Cup qualification record
YearResultPos.PldWDLGFGASquadPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Hong Kong 1955.svg 1956 See South Vietnam See South Vietnam
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).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
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1980 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Singapore.svg 1984
Flag of Qatar.svg 1988
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1992
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1996 Did not qualify3201135
Flag of Lebanon.svg 2000 3201142
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2004 6303813
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2007 Quarter-finals8/16411247 Squad Host
Flag of Qatar.svg 2011 Did not qualify6123611
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2015 6105515
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2019 Quarter-finals8/24511357 Squad 124531611
2023 Qualified8521135
TotalBest: Quarter-finals3/17922591444189197062

Asian Games

Since 2002, the Asian Games Football tournament uses the Olympic team. See: Vietnam national Olympic football team

Asian Games recordCoach(es)
YearResultPos.PldWDLGFGA
Flag of India.svg 1951 Did not participateDid not participate
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg 1954 to State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1974 See South Vietnam See South Vietnam
Flag of Thailand.svg 1978 to Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1994 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Thailand.svg 1998 Group stage17/23200206 Flag of Austria.svg Alfred Riedl
TotalBest: Group Stage1/13200206

AFF Championship

AFF Championship recordCoach(es)
YearResultPos.PldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of Singapore.svg 1996 Third place3/1063211410 Squad Flag of Germany.svg Karl-Heinz Weigang
Flag of Vietnam.svg 1998 Runners-up2/8531182 Squad Flag of Austria.svg Alfred Riedl
Flag of Thailand.svg 2000 Fourth place4/96312146 Squad Flag of Austria.svg Alfred Riedl
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Singapore.svg 2002 Third place3/964112112 Squad Flag of Portugal.svg Henrique Calisto
Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2004 Group stage6/104211135 Squad Flag of Brazil.svg Edson Tavares,
Flag of Vietnam.svg Trần Văn Khánh
Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2007 Semi-finals3/85131103 Squad Flag of Austria.svg Alfred Riedl
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2008 Champions1/87421116 Squad Flag of Portugal.svg Henrique Calisto
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2010 Semi-finals3/8521285 Squad Flag of Portugal.svg Henrique Calisto
Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg 2012 Group stage6/8301225 Squad Flag of Vietnam.svg Phan Thanh Hùng
Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2014 Semi-finals3/85311128 Squad Flag of Japan.svg Toshiya Miura
Flag of Myanmar.svg Flag of the Philippines.svg 2016 Semi-finals3/8531186 Squad Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Hữu Thắng
Infobox ASEAN flag.svg 2018 Champions1/108620154 Squad Flag of South Korea.svg Park Hang-seo
Flag of Singapore.svg 2020 Semi-finals3/10632192 Squad Flag of South Korea.svg Park Hang-seo
Total2 titles13/137137191514574

Southeast Asian Games

Since 2001, the SEA Games football competition has only allowed the olympic side to participate. See: Vietnam national Olympic football team

Southeast Asian Games recordCoach(es)
YearResultPos.PldWDLGFGA
Flag of Thailand.svg 1959 to Flag of Singapore.svg 1973 See South Vietnam See South Vietnam
Flag of Thailand.svg 1975 to Flag of Malaysia.svg 1989 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1991 Group stage6/7301235Flag of Vietnam.svg Nguyễn Sỹ Hiển
Flag of Singapore.svg 1993 Group stage6/9310213 Flag of Vietnam.svg Trần Bình Sự
Flag of Thailand.svg 1995 Runners-up2/106402108 Flag of Germany.svg Karl-Heinz Weigang
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1997 Third place3/10631296 Flag of England.svg Colin Murphy
Flag of Brunei.svg 1999 Runners-up2/106411142 Flag of Austria.svg Alfred Riedl
TotalBest: Runners-up5/202412393724

Vietnam Football Federation Cup

Flag of Vietnam.svg VFF Cup recordCoach(es)
YearResultPos.PldWDLGFGA
2004 Agribank Cup Runners-up2/4320143 Flag of Brazil.svg Edson Tavares
2006Runners-up2/4321052 Flag of Austria.svg Alfred Riedl
2008 T&T Cup Runners-up2/3202022 Flag of Portugal.svg Henrique Calisto
2010 VFF Son Ha Cup Fourth place4/4301215 Flag of Portugal.svg Henrique Calisto
2012 VFF Cup Third place3/4311152 Flag of Vietnam.svg Phan Thanh Hùng
TotalBest: Runners-up5/5145541714

All-time head-to-head record

As of 1 June 2022 [85]

  Positive Record  Neutral Record  Negative Record