Brunei national football team

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(Bangkok, Thailand; 22 May 1971)[3] | Largest win =  Brunei 4–0 Timor-Leste 
(Kuching, Malaysia; 2 November 2016) | Largest loss =  Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates 
(Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001) | Regional name = AFF Championship | Regional cup apps = 1 | Regional cup first = 1996 | Regional cup best = Group Stage (1996) | 2ndRegional name = AFC Challenge Cup | 2ndRegional cup apps = 1 | 2ndRegional cup first = 2006 | 2ndRegional cup best = Group Stage (2006) | 3rdRegional name = AFC Solidarity Cup | 3rdRegional cup apps = 1 | 3rdRegional cup first = 2016 | 3rdRegional cup best = Fourth place (2016) }}

The Brunei national football team (also known as the Brunei Darussalam national football team), nicknamed Tebuan (The Wasps), is the national team of Brunei, controlled by the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. The team was founded in 1959 and joined FIFA in 1969. In the past, they have also frequently featured in the Malaysian league and cup competitions as one of the state representative sides.

HistoryEdit

The Brunei State Football Amateur Association was formed on 15 March 1956. In 1993, the word "Amateur" was dropped, and they were known as the Brunei Football Association. Brunei's experience of international football has been more or less restricted to regional Asian competitions, such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Tiger Cup. So far, Brunei has entered the World Cup qualifiers only three times, in 1986, 2002 and 2018. On these occasions, they did not qualify for the competition. They have made five appearances in the Asian Cup qualifiers, but they have never passed the first qualification round.

Their best achievement was the Malaysia Cup in 1999. Back then, Brunei entered a team to compete in the professional Malaysian league and despite competing against Malaysian clubs, Brunei had previously never made an impact. However, in 1999, they shocked everyone by lifting the Malaysia Cup.

Today there are approximately 2,500 footballers playing with Brunei's registered clubs. Footballers are mostly amateurs or semi professionals.

SuspensionEdit

In September 2009, the Brunei Football Association (BAFA) was suspended due to governmental interference in its affairs, which started with a decision by the Brunei authorities to dissolve BAFA and to replace it with a new federation in December 2008.[4] The suspension was applied with immediate effect and meant that the Brunei club DPMM were no longer permitted to play in the Singapore S-League until it was resolved.

On 19 March 2010, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed to submit to the next FIFA Congress the expulsion of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) if the BAFA has not been reinstated by then, after noting that no major progress had been made since the BAFA was suspended in September 2009.

FIFA warned that unless BAFA came to FIFA's Congress on 9 June and 10 in South Africa having met the conditions for reinstatement it would be expelled. [5] Brunei were re-instated on 31 May 2011.[6]

Fixture and resultsEdit

Friendlies

26 March 2021   Brunei 4–01 Kasuka FC   Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
20:00 UTC+08
Report Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex
Referee: Amdillah Zainuddin (Brunei)
30 March 2021   Brunei 1–11 Brunei Super League XI   Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
20:00 UTC+08
Report
  • Taylor   53'
Stadium: Track & Field Sports Complex
Attendance: 481
  • 1 Non-FIFA 'A' international match

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round

6 June 2019 Mongolia   2–0   Brunei Ulanbaatar, Mongolia
17:00 UTC+08
Report Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 1,765
Referee: Pranjal Banerjee (India)
11 June 2019 Brunei   2–1   Mongolia Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
20:15 UTC+08
Report
Stadium: Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium
Referee: Ahmad Yacoub Ibrahim (Jordan)

CoachesEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 26 players were called up by NFABD in March 2021.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Wardun Yussof (1981-09-14) 14 September 1981 (age 40) 23 0   DPMM FC
1GK Haimie Anak Nyaring (1998-05-31) 31 May 1998 (age 23) 4 0   DPMM FC
1GK Mu'izzuddin Ismail (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 34) 1 0   MS PPDB

2DF Helmi Zambin (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 34) 17 1   DPMM FC
2DF Afi Aminuddin (1991-10-09) 9 October 1991 (age 29) 13 0   Kasuka FC
2DF Sairol Sahari (1983-04-09) 9 April 1983 (age 38) 11 0   Kasuka FC
2DF Yura Indera Putera Yunos (1996-03-25) 25 March 1996 (age 25) 8 0   DPMM FC
2DF Abdul Mu'iz Sisa (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 30) 6 1   DPMM FC
2DF Khairil Shahme Suhaimi (1993-04-16) 16 April 1993 (age 28) 5 0   Indera SC
2DF Wafi Aminuddin (2000-09-20) 20 September 2000 (age 21) 1 0   DPMM FC
2DF Hanif Farhan Azman (2000-11-02) 2 November 2000 (age 20) 0 0   DPMM FC
2DF Maziri Maidin (1991-07-07) 7 July 1991 (age 30) 0 0   Kasuka FC

3MF Azwan Saleh (1988-01-06) 6 January 1988 (age 33) 26 2   DPMM FC
3MF Azwan Ali Rahman (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 29) 13 4   DPMM FC
3MF Hendra Azam Idris (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 33) 10 0   DPMM FC
3MF Nur Ikhwan Othman (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 28) 6 0   DPMM FC
3MF Abdul Khair Basri (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 25) 3 0   Indera SC
3MF Asri Aspar (1996-01-17) 17 January 1996 (age 25) 1 0   Kasuka FC

4FW Najib Tarif (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 33) 18 1   DPMM FC
4FW Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman (1987-01-17) 17 January 1987 (age 34) 8 1   DPMM FC
4FW Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman (1989-01-24) 24 January 1989 (age 32) 7 0   Indera SC
4FW Razimie Ramlli (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 31) 5 3   DPMM FC
4FW Nur Asyraffahmi Norsamri (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 21) 2 0   DPMM FC
4FW Hakeme Yazid Said (2003-02-08) 8 February 2003 (age 18) 0 0   DPMM FC
4FW Hanif Aiman Adanan (2000-03-04) 4 March 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Kasuka FC
4FW Hariz Danial Khallidden (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 24) 0 0   MS ABDB

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Brunei squad from 2019.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ashraf Haledi (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 27) 0 0   Kasuka FC Training camp, November 2020
GK Azriel Arman (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 26) 0 0   MS ABDB Training camp, November 2020
GK Azman Ilham Noor (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 37) 9 0   Kota Ranger Training camp, September 2020
GK Lim Jin Yee 0 0   Kasuka FC Training camp, September 2020
GK Ishyra Asmin Jabidi (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 23) 0 0   MS ABDB 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

DF Suhaimi Anak Sulau (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 25) 3 0   Hoist FT Training camp, November 2020
DF Abdul Aziz Tamit (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 32) 1 0   DPMM FC Training camp, November 2020
DF Reduan Petara (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 (age 33) 6 0   Kasuka FC Training camp, September 2020
DF Nazhan Zulkifle (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Kasuka FC Training camp, September 2020
DF Hanif Hamir (1997-02-22) 22 February 1997 (age 24) 8 0   DPMM FC 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
DF Abdul Syakir Basri (1997-10-02) 2 October 1997 (age 23) 0 0   Indera SC 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
DF Khalid Mahmud (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 26) 0 0 Unattached 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

MF Maududi Hilmi Kasmi (1989-02-05) 5 February 1989 (age 32) 14 0   Kasuka FC Training camp, February 2021
MF Nur Ikhmal Damit (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 28) 3 0   Kasuka FC Training camp, February 2021
MF Amin Sisa (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 23) 0 0   Indera SC Training camp, February 2021
MF Nazirrudin Ismail (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Indera SC Training camp, November 2020
MF Aminuddin Zakwan Tahir (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 26) 6 1   Indera SC Training camp, September 2020
MF Aisan Aizuddin Abdullah Aiman (2002-02-02) 2 February 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Unattached Training camp, September 2020
MF Norfariz Sayang 0 0   Wijaya FC Training camp, September 2020
MF Hafis Mahari (1991-10-26) 26 October 1991 (age 29) 0 0   Kota Ranger 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

FW Shah Razen Said (1985-12-14) 14 December 1985 (age 35) 24 8   DPMM FC Training camp, November 2020
FW Adi Said (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 30) 21 7   Kota Ranger Training camp, November 2020

Player recordsEdit

As of 11 June 2019[7]
Players in bold are still active with Brunei.

Competition recordsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1958 Part of   United Kingdom Part of   United Kingdom
  1962 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
  1966
  1970
  1974 Did not enter Did not enter
  1978
  1982
  1986 Did not qualify 6 0 0 6 2 29
  1990 Did not enter Did not enter
  1994
  1998
    2002 Did not qualify 6 0 0 6 0 28
  2006 Did not enter Did not enter
  2010
  2014 Suspended Suspended
  2018 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 1 2
  2022 2 1 0 1 2 3
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 16 2 0 14 5 62

Asian Cup recordEdit

AFC Asian Cup record AFC Asian Cup qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1956 to   1968 Did not enter Did not enter
  1972 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 0 27 −27
  1976 3 0 0 3 1 19 −18
  1980 Withdrew Withdrew
  1984
  1988 Did not enter Did not enter
  1992
  1996
  2000 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11
  2004 2 0 1 1 1 6 −5
        2007 Did not enter Did not enter
  2011 Did not qualify AFC Challenge Cup
  2015 Withdrew Withdrew
  2019 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
  2023 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
Total 0/17 16 2 1 13 5 68 −63

Asian GamesEdit

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games Record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1954 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1958 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1962 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1966 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1970 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1974 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1982 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1986 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1990 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1998 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–present See Brunei national under-23 football team
Total 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AFC Challenge Cup recordEdit

AFC Challenge Cup
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
  2006 Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 2
  2008 Did not qualify
  2010
  2012 Suspended
  2014 Withdrew
Total Best: Group stage 3 1 1 1 2 2

AFC Solidarity Cup recordEdit

AFC Solidarity Cup
Year Result GP W D L GF GA
  2016 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 7 7
Total Best: Fourth place 4 1 1 2 7 7

ASEAN ChampionshipEdit

  • Finals Records Only

This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 September 2021. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Brunei matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Brunei. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Brunei suspended for government interference". Asian Football Confederation. 30 September 2009. Archived from the original on 21 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Brunei Darussalam face expulsion". Asian Football Confederation. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013.
  6. ^ "FIFA lift Brunei suspension". Asian Football Confederation. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Brunei". National Football Teams.