Vietnam women's national football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển bóng đá nữ quốc gia Việt Nam) is a female football team representing Vietnam and controlled by Vietnam Football Federation (VFF). The team is currently ranked 32nd in the world, 7th in Asia and 3rd in Southeast Asia below Australia and Thailand by FIFA (December 2016).
The Vietnam women's national football team has become the most powerful team in Southeast Asia since 2000. They have finished seven times in the group stages of the AFC Women's Asian Cup 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014, have won the AFF Women's Championship 2006 and 2012. They have also won four gold medals in the SEA Games 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2009. Their best result is the fourth place at the 2014 Asian Games.
In 2005, the country was one of seven teams that included Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma and Singapore, that were expected to field a women's football team to compete at the Asian Games in Marikina in December.
In the 2001 SEA Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vietnam women's team defeated the defending champion Thailand 4–0 in final match. Its first title in the regional tournament.
In the 2003 SEA Games, Hanoi, Vietnam (as hosted). Vietnam women's team defeated Myanmar 2–1 in final match. Its second title in the regional tournament.
In the 2005 SEA Games, Marikina City, Philippines. Vietnam women's team defeated Myanmar 1–0 in final match. Its third title in the regional tournament.
In the 2006 AFF Women's Championship, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (as hosted). Vietnam women's team became the first champion of this tournament (defeated Chinese Taipei 1–0, Thailand 3–2 and Myanmar 1–0). Its first title in this tournament and also the fourth title in the regional tournament.
In the 2009 SEA Games, Vientiane, Laos. Vietnam women's team drew Thailand 0–0 and won 3–0 on Penalty in final match. Its fifth title in the regional tournament.
Vietnam women's football team clinched the 2012 Southeast Asian Women Football Championship (AFF), beating tough rival Myanmar 4–3 on penalties in a nerve-racking final at Ho Chi Minh City –based Thong Nhat Stadium Saturday afternoon.
After a 0–0 tie after 120 minutes, goal keeper Đặng Thị Kiều Trinh became hero in the penalty kick shootout after she saved the fifth deciding kick by Khin Marlar Tun to help Vietnam win the second AFF title. It is their second title win in this tournament and also the sixth title in the regional tournament.*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
All times listed are Indochina Time (UTC+7)
Win Draw LoseCFA International Women's Football Tournament, Shenzhen 2016
2015–16 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament Final Round
2016 AFF Women's Championship
The following players were called up to the squad for the 2016|.As of 14 September 2015
Head coach: Mai Đức Chung
The following players have also been called up to the Vietnam squad within the last 12 months.Notes:
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
RET Retired from the national team
WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons
AFF Women's Championship
Third place (3):
2007, 2011, 2013
Appearances (9): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Gold Medal (4):
2001, 2003, 2005, 2009
Silver Medal (2):
Bronze Medal (1):
Appearances (7): 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013