Vanuatu national football team

national association football team

Vanuatu national football team is the national football team of Vanuatu. In the Pacific Games they reached the semifinals seven times and the finals once. In the OFC Nations Cup, they reached the semifinals four times. They have never competed in the World Cup. Vanuatu was formerly named New Hebrides.

AssociationVanuatu Football Federation
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachNorthern Ireland Paul Munster
CaptainFenedy Masauvakalo
Most capsEtienne Mermer (29)
Top scorerRichard Iwai (19)[1]
Home stadiumPort Vila Municipal Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 164 Steady (22 December 2022)[2]
Highest131 (October 2007)
Lowest201 (October–November 2015)
First international
 New Zealand 9–0 New Hebrides New Hebrides
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 4 October 1951)[3]
Biggest win
 Vanuatu 18–0 Kiribati 
(Lautoka, Fiji; 7 July 2003)[3]
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 9–0 New Hebrides New Hebrides
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 4 October 1951)[3]
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1973)
Best resultFourth place, 1973, 2000, 2002 and 2008

References change

  1. Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Vanuatu (New Hebrides) – List of International matches". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.