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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.

Vietnam U23
AssociationVietnam Football Federation (VFF)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationASEAN Football Federation
Head coach Kim Han-yoon
CaptainNguyen Quang Hai
FIFA codeVIE
First colours
Second colours
First international
Vietnam 0–4 China 
(Hanoi, Vietnam; 23 May 1999)
Biggest win
Vietnam 8–0 Brunei 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 12 November 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Singapore 5–0 Vietnam
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; 14 December 2007)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2016)
Best result2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up (2018)
Asian Games
Appearances5 (first in 2002)
Best resultFourth place (2018)
Southeast Asian Games
Appearances9 (first in 2001)
Best resultSilver medal icon (S initial).svg Silver medal
(2003, 2005, 2009)

Contents

HistoryEdit

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.[1] 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.[1][2]

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.[5] 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.[6]

AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit

2016 AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit

Under Japanese coach Toshiya Miura, Vietnam made their first debut in this tournament having 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.[7][8] 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.[9] 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.[10][11] At the finals, Vietnam lost to Uzbekistan by 1–2, claiming second place.[12][13]

Asian GamesEdit

2018 Asian GamesEdit

 
Vietnam (white) leading by 1–0 during their group match against Japan (blue) in the 2018 Asian Games.

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.[14][15] 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.[16] 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.[17][18] 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.[19][20] 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.[21][22]

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors includes:

Local sponsor includes:

HonoursEdit

ContinentalEdit

  Runner-up (1): 2018

RegionalEdit

  Silver medal (3): 2003, 2005, 2009
  Bronze medal (1): 2015

Competitive recordsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Summer Olympics record Qualifiers Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1992 Did not enter
  1996
  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
Total 0/7

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
  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

AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit

AFC U-23 Championship record Qualifications record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  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
  2018 Runner-up 2/16 6 1 3 2 8 9 3 2 0 1 13 3   Park Hang-seo
  2020 Qualified 3 3 0 0 11 0
Total Runner-up 2/4 9 1 3 5 11 17 14 8 0 6 44 16

SEA GamesEdit

Southeast Asian Games record Coache(s)
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
  2001 Round 1 6/9 3 1 0 2 5 4   Dido
  2003   Silver 2/8 5 3 1 1 8 6   Alfred Riedl
  2005   Silver 2/9 6 4 0 2 13 8   Alfred Riedl
  2007 Fourth place 4/8 5 2 1 2 7 10   Mai Đức Chung
  2009   Silver 2/9 6 4 1 1 18 5   Henrique Calisto
  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
  2015   Bronze 3/11 7 5 0 2 23 6   Toshiya Miura
  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 CupEdit

  VFF Cup record
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2005 Champions 1 3 3 0 0 5 2
2007 Third Place 3 3 1 0 2 4 4
2009 Champions 1 3 2 1 0 4 1
2011 Runners-up 2 3 1 2 0 7 2
2018 Champions 1 3 2 1 0 4 2
Total Best: Champions 5/5 15 9 4 2 24 11

M-150 CupEdit

  M-150 Cup record
Year Result Pos. Pld W D L GF GA
2017 Third Place 3 3 2 0 1 7 3
Total Third Place 3 3 2 0 1 7 3

Schedules and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019Edit

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected to compete in the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification.[34]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Bùi Tiến Dũng (1997-02-28)28 February 1997 (aged 22)   Hanoi FC
23 1GK Nguyễn Văn Toản 1999   Haiphong FC
22 1GK Phan Văn Biểu (1998-03-07)7 March 1998 (aged 21)   SHB Da Nang FC

16 2DF Nguyễn Thành Chung (1997-09-08)8 September 1997 (aged 21)   Hanoi FC
5 2DF Đoàn Văn Hậu (1999-04-19)19 April 1999 (aged 19)   Hanoi FC
21 2DF Trần Đình Trọng (1997-04-25)25 April 1997 (aged 21)   Hanoi FC
17 2DF Mạc Đức Việt Anh (1997-08-22)22 August 1997 (aged 21)   SHB Da Nang FC
2 2DF Đỗ Thanh Thịnh (1998-08-18)18 August 1998 (aged 20)   SHB Da Nang FC
15 2DF Nguyễn Đức Chiến 1998   Thể Công F.C.
4 2DF Hồ Tấn Tài (1997-11-06)6 November 1997 (aged 21)   Becamex Binh Duong FC
12 2DF Nguyễn Văn Đạt (1998-05-20)20 May 1998 (aged 20)   Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh F.C.
3 2DF Huỳnh Tấn Sinh (1998-04-06)6 April 1998 (aged 20)   Quang Nam FC

19 3MF Nguyễn Quang Hải (c) (1997-04-12)12 April 1997 (aged 21)   Hanoi FC
10 3MF Trương Văn Thái Quý (1997-08-20)20 August 1997 (aged 21)   Hanoi FC
6 3MF Bùi Tiến Dụng (1998-11-23)23 November 1998 (aged 20)   SHB Da Nang FC
7 3MF Triệu Việt Hưng (1997-01-19)19 January 1997 (aged 22)   Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC
8 3MF Trần Thanh Sơn (1997-12-30)30 December 1997 (aged 21)   Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC
20 3MF Lê Văn Xuân (1999-02-27)27 February 1999 (aged 20)   Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh F.C.

14 4FW Nguyễn Hoàng Đức (1998-01-11)11 January 1998 (aged 21)   Thể Công F.C.
11 4FW Đinh Thanh Bình (1998-03-19)19 March 1998 (aged 20)   Thể Công F.C.
9 4FW Lê Xuân Tú (1999-09-06)6 September 1999 (aged 19)   Hồng Lĩnh Hà Tĩnh F.C.
18 4FW Hà Đức Chinh (1997-09-22)22 September 1997 (aged 20)   SHB Da Nang FC
13 4FW Trần Danh Trung (2000-10-03)3 October 2000 (aged 18)   Thể Công F.C.

Previous squadsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name Notes
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

CoachesEdit

Name Nat Period Tournament
Quản Trọng Hùng   1999 2000 Pre-Olympic Tournament
Dido   2001 2001 Southeast Asian Games
Christian Letard   2002 2002 LG Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
Nguyễn Thành Vinh   2002 2002 Asian Games
Alfred Riedl   2003,
2005–2007
2004 Pre-Olympic Tournament
  2003 Southeast Asian Games
  2005 VFF Cup
2005 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
  2005 Southeast Asian Games
2006 Asian Games
2006 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
2008 Pre-Olympic Tournament
  2007 VFF Cup
2007 Southeast Asian Games
Mai Đức Chung   2007–2008 2008 Pre-Olympic Tournament (caretaker)
2007 Southeast Asian Games (caretaker)
Champions 2008 Merdeka
Henrique Calisto   2009–2010   2009 VFF Cup
  2009 Southeast Asian Games
2010 Asian Games
Phan Thanh Hùng   2010, 2011 2010 Asian Games: Round of 16 (caretaker)
  2010 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
2012 Pre-Olympic Tournament
Falko Götz   2011   2011 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
  2011 VFF Cup
2011 Southeast Asian Games: Fourth place
Lư Đình Tuấn   2012 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualification
Hoàng Văn Phúc   2012–2013   2012 BTV Cup
  2013 BTV Cup
2013 Southeast Asian Games: Group stage
Toshiya Miura   2014–2016 2014 Asian Games: Round of 16
2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
  2015 Southeast Asian Games
2016 AFC U-23 Championship: Group stage
Nguyễn Hữu Thắng   2016–2017 2017 Southeast Asian Games: Group stage
2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
Park Hang-seo   2017–   2017 M-150 Cup
  2018 AFC U-23 Championship
  2018 VFF Cup
2018 Asian Games: Fourth place

See alsoEdit

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