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Vanuatu national football team

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Top scorer  Richard Iwai (19)
Current  179 1 (9 March 2017)
Founded  1934
Head coach  Moise Poida
Captain  Fenedy Masauvakalo
FIFA code  VAN
Highest  131 (October 2007)
Arena/Stadium  Korman Stadium
Manager  Moise Poida
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Home stadium  Port Vila Municipal Stadium
Lowest  201 (October–November 2015)
Association  Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation  Oceania Football Confederation (Oceania)

2016 ofc u20 semi final vanuatu v solomon islands highlights

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


2016 ofc nations cup fiji vs vanuatu


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 nation 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.

For the first time in the country's history Vanuatu was top of the South Pacific in 1990. Vanuatu won the Melanesian Cup, playing against Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. At that time under Coach Terry O'Donnell, Vanuatu was undoubtably the best team in the South Pacific beating Australia 1 v 0 and also knocking New Zealand out of the Futsal World Cup.

FIFA World Cup

  • 1930 to 1990 – Did not enter
  • 1994 to 2018 – Did not qualify
  • Current Squad

    The following players where called up for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup.

    Caps and goals updated as of 4 June after the games against Fiji.

    Recent call-ups

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

    New Hebrides (−1980)

  • P. Reichert (1973)
  • Vanuatu (1980–)

  • Terry O'Donnell (1987–1993)
  • Saby Natonga (1996)
  • Alwyn Job (1998)
  • Juan Carlos Buzzetti (2000–2004)
  • Joe Szekeres (2004–?)
  • Robert Calvo (2007–2008)
  • Willian Malas (2008)
  • Saby Natonga (2011–2012)
  • Percy Avock (2012–2015)
  • Moise Poida (2015–)
  • References

    Vanuatu national football team Wikipedia

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