South Vietnam national football team
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The Republic of Vietnam national football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển bóng đá quốc gia Việt Nam Cộng hòa; French: Équipe du Sud-Vietnam de Football) was the national team of South Vietnam controlled by Vietnam Football Association between 1949 and 1975. The team took part in the first two Asian Cups finals (1956 and 1960), finishing fourth both times out of 4 teams.
|Association||Vietnam Football Association (VFA)|
|Home stadium||Cộng Hòa Stadium, Saigon|
| Hong Kong 3–2 South Vietnam |
(Hong Kong; 20 April 1947)
Malaysia 3–0 South Vietnam
(Bangkok, Thailand; 23 March 1975)
| South Vietnam 10–0 Philippines |
(Tokyo, Japan; 1 October 1967)
| South Vietnam 1–9 Indonesia |
(Seoul, South Korea; 4 May 1971)
|AFC Asian Cup|
|Appearances||2 (first in 1956)|
|Best result||Fourth place, 1956, 1960|
The only World Cup qualification 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 0–4 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.
The team ceased to exist when the North and South regions combined into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. No matches were played between 1976 and 1990 and the first tournament the combined team played was in after 1991. Football record agencies count the South Vietnam matches as part of the all-time record of the Vietnam national team, while considering North Vietnam team to be a separate team for statistical purposes.
FIFA World Cup recordEdit
|World Cup Finals||World Cup qualification|
|1950||Did not enter|
|1974||Did not qualify||3||1||0||2||1||5|
1974 FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit
Asian Cup recordEdit
Southeast Asian FootballEdit
- "Vietnam matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Vietnam. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- South Vietnam - List of International Matches at RSSSF.com