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South Vietnam national football team

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FIFA code  VSO
Appearances  2 (first in 1956)
Ground  Thống Nhất Stadium
Appearances  0
Best result  Fourth Place; 1956
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Association  Vietnam Football Association (VFF)
Home stadium  Cộng Hòa Stadium, Saigon
Confederation  Asian Football Confederation (Asia)

The South Vietnam national football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển túc cầu quốc gia Việt Nam Cộng hòa) was the national team of South Vietnam controlled by Vietnam Football Association (now Vietnam Football Federation) between 1949 and 1975. It took part in the first two Asian Cups finals (1956 and 1960), finishing fourth both times. The team also entered qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup.


The team ceased to exist when the North and South regions combined into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. For results after 1991, see the article Vietnam national football team (no matches were played between 1976 and 1990).

1974 World Cup Qualification

The only World Cup which South Vietnam entered was the 1974 tournament in West Germany. They were placed in Zone A of the AFC and OFC qualification in Seoul, South Korea. On 16 May 1973 they beat Thailand 1-0 to qualify for Group 1. On 20 May South Vietnam lost their opening game 4-0 to Japan and four days later they lost 1-0 to Hong Kong and were eliminated. Hong Kong and Japan advanced but neither got any further, losing play-offs for the next round to South Korea and Israel respectively.

Southeast Asian Football

  • 1959: gold medals in football SEAP Games (now SEA Games)
  • 1 gold medal (1959), 2 silver medals (1967 and 1973) and 2 bronze (1965 and 1971) in football Sports Congress Peninsula Southeast Asia (SEAP Games)
  • References

    South Vietnam national football team Wikipedia