Yemen national football team

national association football team

The Yemen national football team is the national football team of Yemen. Yemen has never been at a FIFA World Cup.

Yemen
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Al-Yaman A'Sa'eed
(The Happy Yemen)
(اليمن السعيد)
Al-Shayateen Al-Homr
(The Red Devils) The Qahtani Arabs
(الشياطين الحمر)
AssociationYemen Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachJán Kocian
CaptainAla Al-Sasi
Most capsAla Al-Sasi (87)
Top scorerAli Al-Nono (30)
Home stadiumAlthawra Sports City Stadium
FIFA codeYEM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 143 Decrease 8 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest90 (August – September 1993, November 1993)
Lowest186 (February 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 168 Decrease 2 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest117 (7 November 2010)
Lowest169 (September 2015)
First international
As North Yemen:
 Sudan 9–0 North YemenYemen Arab Republic
(Egypt, 5 September 1965)
As Yemen:
 Malaysia 0–1 Yemen Yemen
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 8 September 1990)
Biggest win
Yemen Yemen 11–2 Bhutan 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 18 February 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Libya 16–1 North Yemen Yemen Arab Republic
(Cairo, Egypt; Date Unknown August 1965)
Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultGroup stage, 2019

Competition recordsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

World Cup Finals World Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
  1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 8 3 2 3 12 13
  1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 2 2 10 7
   2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 3 2 1 8 6
  2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 1 2 3 6 11
  2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 1 1 2 4 4
  2014 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 0 1 1 0 2
Total - - - - - - - 32 10 10 12 40 43

AFC Asian Cup recordEdit

Asian Cup Finals Asian Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
  1992 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 1 0 3 2 8
  2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 2 0 2 14 5
  2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 1 3 15 15
     2007 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 0 4 5 13
  2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 1 3 7 9
Total Best: - '' '' '' '' '' '' 26 9 2 15 43 50

Gulf Cup of Nations recordEdit

Gulf Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  2003 7/7 6 0 1 5 2 18
  2004 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7
  2007 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 5
  2009 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
  2010 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 9
  2013 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Best: Group Stage 18 0 3 15 10 50

Arab Nations CupEdit

Arab Nations Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1963 Did not enter - - - - - -
  1964 Did not enter - - - - - -
  1966 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 24
  1985 Did not enter - - - - - -
  1988 Did not enter - - - - - -
  1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
  1998 Withdrew - - - - - -
  2002 Group Stage 4 0 1 3 5 13
  2012 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 7
Total Best: Group Stage 9 1 1 7 9 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.