Vietnam national under-23 football team
The Vietnam national under-23 football team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển bóng đá U-23 quốc gia Việt Nam) represents Vietnam in international football tournaments at the under-23 age level.
|Association||Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)|
|Sub-confederation||ASEAN Football Federation|
|Head coach||Kim Han-yoon|
|Captain||Nguyen Quang Hai|
| Vietnam 0–4 China |
(Hanoi, Vietnam; 23 May 1999)
| Vietnam 8–0 Brunei |
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 12 November 2011)
| Singapore 5–0 Vietnam |
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; 14 December 2007)
|AFC U-23 Championship|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2016)|
|Best result||Runner-up (2018)|
|Appearances||5 (first in 2002)|
|Best result||Fourth place (2018)|
|Southeast Asian Games|
|Appearances||9 (first in 2001)|
|Best result|| Silver medal |
(2003, 2005, 2009)
Early years and downfallEdit
The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Vietnam national football team. During the 2005 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, a betting and match-fixing scandal involving the team former captain Lê Quốc Vượng shocked the team reputation. The scandal destroyed several of the team players careers, including striker Phạm Văn Quyến and shattered Vietnamese public image towards the youth team to which many of their football fans shied away from the sport with the number of football attendance also decrease dramatically.
Youth redevelopment and revivalEdit
In 2007, the Hoàng Anh Gia Lai – Arsenal JMG Academy was established through partnership with Arsenal F.C., JMG Academy and the Vietnamese privately owned Hoàng Anh Gia Lai Corporation to revive the Vietnamese football scenes. Through training of the Vietnamese youth in the academy, this subsequently produced many new talented players which become part of the new generation of the under-23 squad.
AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit
2016 AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit
Under Japanese coach Toshiya Miura, Vietnam made their first debut in this tournament having successfully qualified from the AFC U-23 qualification in 2016. Positioned in Group I in the qualifiers, Vietnam claimed their first victory over Malaysia by 2–1, though losing to Japan by 0–2 in the next match. The team managed to gain a large victory over Macau by 7–0 in their last group match, and subsequently became the group runners-up. The team then placed in Group D, where they lost 1–3 to Jordan, 0–2 to Australia, and 2–3 to United Arab Emirates.
2018 AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit
The team made their second entry in this tournament under South Korean coach Park Hang-seo having qualified from the AFC U-23 qualification in 2018. Drawn again in Group I in the qualifiers, the team started their first match with a 4–0 victory over Timor-Leste before accomplishing a great win of 8–1 over Macau. Although they lost to South Korea by 1–2 in the third group match, Vietnam qualified to the AFC U-23 Championship as the Group I runners-up. The team then placed again in Group D. Although they lost again to South Korea by 1–2, the team bounced back and defeated Australia by 1–0 before drawing 0–0 with Syria. The team became the group runners-up and subsequently became the first Southeast Asian team, alongside Malaysia, who were able to qualify into the quarter finals for the first time in the tournament as well in both team's history. At the quarter finals, Vietnam managed to lead the match into additional time with a draw score of 3–3 against former champion Iraq, before winning the penalty shoot-out by 5–3, sending the team to semi-finals. The team then met Qatar with the match ending in another draw of 2–2 where they won the match with their second penalty shoot-out of the tournament by 4–3, resulting in the team being the first Southeast Asian football team in history to go to the finals. At the finals, Vietnam lost to Uzbekistan by 1–2, claiming second place.
2018 Asian GamesEdit
In the 2018 Asian Games, Vietnam made another remarkable achievement under the guidance of coach Park as they qualified to the semi-finals for the first time in their history with a clean sheet. Drawn in Group D, the team beat Pakistan by 3–0, Nepal by 2–0, and former champion Japan by 1–0 to lead the group. In the second round, Vietnam then met Bahrain and defeated them by 1–0 before defeating Syria 1–0 in the quarter-finals in a match that went to overtime. At the semi-finals, Vietnam met the defending champion South Korea, led by their 2018 FIFA World Cup players such as pair strikers Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan and their goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo, where they failed to continue their path to the finals after losing by 1–3. The team then met United Arab Emirates for the bronze medal match. The score remained 1–1 after extra time, and they ended up losing the penalty shoot-out 3–4.
Primary sponsors includes:
- Grand Sport
- Suzuki Vietnam
- Sony Vietnam
Local sponsor includes:
- Runner-up (1): 2018
- Since 1992, football at the Summer Olympics changes into Under-23 tournament.
|Summer Olympics record||Qualifiers||Coache(s)|
|1992||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not qualify||6||0||2||4||3||12||Quản Trọng Hùng|
|2004||Preliminary round 1 qualification||2||0||1||1||3||5||Alfred Riedl|
|2008||Preliminary round 3 qualification||13||5||2||6||13||17||Mai Đức Chung|
|2012||Preliminary round 2 qualification||2||0||0||2||1||6||Phan Thanh Hùng|
|2016||Did not qualify||3||0||0||3||3||8||Toshiya Miura|
|2020||To be determined|
|2024||To be determined|
|2028||To be determined|
- Since 2002, football at the Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.
|Asian Games record||Coache(s)|
|2002||Round 1||19/24||3||0||1||2||0||5||Nguyễn Thành Vinh|
|2006||Round 2||15/28||3||1||0||2||6||5||Alfred Riedl|
|2010||Round of 16||14/24||4||1||0||3||5||10||Phan Thanh Hùng|
|2014||Round of 16||9/29||3||2||0||1||6||4||Toshiya Miura|
|2018||Fourth place||4/26||7||5||1||1||10||4||Park Hang-seo|
|Total||Best: Fourth place||5/5||20||9||2||9||27||28|
|Asian Games History|
|2002||Group Stage||United Arab Emirates||0–0||Draw||Ulsan, South Korea|
|Thailand||0–3||Loss||Changwon, South Korea|
|2006||Group Stage||Bahrain||1–2||Loss||Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|South Korea||0–2||Loss||Doha, Qatar|
|2010||Group Stage||Bahrain||3–1||Won||Guangzhou, China|
|Round of 16||North Korea||0–2||Loss|
|2014||Group Stage||Iran||4–1||Won||Ansan, South Korea|
|Round of 16||United Arab Emirates||1–3||Loss||Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, South Korea|
|2018||Group Stage||Pakistan||3–0||Won||Cikarang, Indonesia|
|Round of 16||Bahrain||1–0||Won||Bekasi, Indonesia|
|Semi-finals||South Korea||1–3||Loss||Cibinong, Bogor Regency, Indonesia|
|Bronze medal match||United Arab Emirates||1–1 (pens. 3–4)||Loss|
AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit
|AFC U-23 Championship record||Qualifications record||Coache(s)|
|2013||Did not qualify||5||1||0||4||11||10||Lư Đình Tuấn|
|2016||Group stage||15/16||3||0||0||3||3||8||3||2||0||1||9||3||Toshiya Miura|
|AFC U-23 Championship History|
|2016||Group Stage||Jordan||1–3||Loss||Doha, Qatar|
|United Arab Emirates||2–3||Loss|
|2018||Group Stage||South Korea||1–2||Loss||Kunshan, China|
|Quarter-finals||Iraq||3–3 a.e.t (pens. 5–3)||Won|
|Semi-finals||Qatar||2–2 a.e.t (pens. 4–3)||Won||Changzhou, China|
- Since 2001, football at the Southeast Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.
|Southeast Asian Games record||Coache(s)|
|2007||Fourth place||4/8||5||2||1||2||7||10||Mai Đức Chung|
|2011||Fourth place||4/11||7||4||1||2||17||8||Falko Götz|
|2013||Group stage||6/10||4||2||0||2||13||3||Hoàng Văn Phúc|
|2017||Group stage||4/11||5||3||1||1||8||10||Nguyễn Hữu Thắng|
|2019||To be determined|
|2021||To be determined|
|2023||To be determined|
|2025||To be determined|
|Total||Best: Silver medal||9/9||48||28||5||15||112||60|
|VFF Cup record|
|VFF Cup History|
|2005||Group Stage||Malaysia||1–0||Won||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|M-150 Cup record|
Schedules and resultsEdit
Win Draw Lose
|22 March 2019 AFC U-23 Q||Vietnam||6–0||Brunei||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Hà Đức Chinh 11'
Nguyễn Thành Chung 24'
Đinh Thanh Bình 45+1'
Triệu Việt Hưng 60'
Huỳnh Tấn Sinh 77' (pen.)
Nguyễn Quang Hải 90+2' (pen.)
|Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
|24 March 2019 AFC U-23 Q||Indonesia||0–1||Vietnam||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Report||Triệu Việt Hưng 90+4'||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
Referee: Saoud Al-Athbah(Qatar)
|26 March 2019 AFC U-23 Q||Vietnam||4–0||Thailand||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Hà Đức Chinh 17'
Nguyễn Hoàng Đức 53'
Nguyễn Thành Chung 63'
Trần Thanh Sơn 90+2'
|Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
Referee: Sherzod Kasimov(Uzbekistan)
|7 June 2019 International Friendly||Vietnam||2–0||Myanmar||Phú Thọ, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Triệu Việt Hưng 14'
Nguyễn Tiến Linh 75'
|Stadium: Việt Trì Stadium|
Referee: Sivakorn Pu-udom(Thailand)
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|1||GK||Bùi Tiến Dũng||28 February 1997 (aged 22)||Hanoi FC|
|23||GK||Nguyễn Văn Toản||1999||Haiphong FC|
|22||GK||Phan Văn Biểu||7 March 1998 (aged 21)||SHB Da Nang FC|
|16||DF||Nguyễn Thành Chung||8 September 1997 (aged 21)||Hanoi FC|
|5||DF||Đoàn Văn Hậu||19 April 1999 (aged 19)||Hanoi FC|
|21||DF||Trần Đình Trọng||25 April 1997 (aged 21)||Hanoi FC|
|17||DF||Mạc Đức Việt Anh||22 August 1997 (aged 21)||SHB Da Nang FC|
|2||DF||Đỗ Thanh Thịnh||18 August 1998 (aged 20)||SHB Da Nang FC|
|15||DF||Nguyễn Đức Chiến||1998||Thể Công F.C.|
|4||DF||Hồ Tấn Tài||6 November 1997 (aged 21)||Becamex Binh Duong FC|
|12||DF||Nguyễn Văn Đạt||20 May 1998 (aged 20)||Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh F.C.|
|3||DF||Huỳnh Tấn Sinh||6 April 1998 (aged 20)||Quang Nam FC|
|19||MF||Nguyễn Quang Hải (c)||12 April 1997 (aged 21)||Hanoi FC|
|10||MF||Trương Văn Thái Quý||20 August 1997 (aged 21)||Hanoi FC|
|6||MF||Bùi Tiến Dụng||23 November 1998 (aged 20)||SHB Da Nang FC|
|7||MF||Triệu Việt Hưng||19 January 1997 (aged 22)||Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC|
|8||MF||Trần Thanh Sơn||30 December 1997 (aged 21)||Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC|
|20||MF||Lê Văn Xuân||27 February 1999 (aged 20)||Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh F.C.|
|14||FW||Nguyễn Hoàng Đức||11 January 1998 (aged 21)||Thể Công F.C.|
|11||FW||Đinh Thanh Bình||19 March 1998 (aged 20)||Thể Công F.C.|
|9||FW||Lê Xuân Tú||6 September 1999 (aged 19)||Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh F.C.|
|18||FW||Hà Đức Chinh||22 September 1997 (aged 20)||SHB Da Nang FC|
|13||FW||Trần Danh Trung||3 October 2000 (aged 18)||Thể Công F.C.|
|Head coach||Park Hang-seo||VFF|
|Assistant coach||Lee Young-jin||VFF|
|Assistant coach||Lưu Danh Minh||VFF|
|Assistant coach||Lư Đình Tuấn||Hồ Chí Minh City|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Nguyễn Đức Cảnh||Hai Phong|
|Sports Science Coach||Park Sung Gyun||VFF|
|Translator||Lê Huy Khoa||VFF|
|Doctor 1||Trần Anh Tuấn||Hanoi National Sport Training Centre|
|Doctor 2||Tuấn Nguyên Giáp||Hanoi National Sport Training Centre|
|Đinh Kim Tuấn||VFF|
- Football in Vietnam
- Vietnam Football Federation
- Vietnam national football team
- Vietnam national under-22 football team
- Vietnam national under-21 football team
- Vietnam national under-19 football team
- Vietnam national under-16 football team
- Vietnam national futsal team
- Vietnam national beach soccer team
- VFF Cup
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