Vanuatu women's national football team

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Vanuatu
Association Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF)
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach
Captain
Most caps (11)
Top scorer (11)
Home stadium Port Vila Municipal Stadium
FIFA code VAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current NR (22 June 2018)
Highest 82 (2004)
Lowest 148 (September 2015)
First international
 Tonga 3–2 Vanuatu 
(Nausori, Fiji; 30 June 2003)
Biggest win
  0–11 Vanuatu 
(Suva, Fiji; 10 July 2003)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 14–0 Vanuatu 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 29 September 2010)
OFC Women's Nations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2010)
Best result Group stage, 2010

The Vanuatu women's national football team represents Vanuatu in international women's association football. The team is controlled by the Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF). Vanuatu's home field is the Port Vila Municipal Stadium, located in the country's capital, Port Vila. The team is managed by .[1]

Vanuatu never qualified for a FIFA Women's World Cup, but competed in the 2010 OFC Women's Championship, hosted by New Zealand during September–October 2010. The team also participated in the .

Currently, their FIFA ranking position is the 119th. Vanuatu's highest ever ranking was 82, in 2004 and their worst ranking was 148 in September 2015.[2]

History

Vanuatu's first match was played in Nausori, Fiji at the Ratu Cakobau Park on 30 June 2003, against Tonga, who also played its first match. Tonga won the match, despite losing 2–1 at the end of the first half. Five days later, Vanuatu achieved a draw with Papua New Guinea, by 2–2. The team's biggest win was accomplished against Kiribati by 11–0 another five days later. scored seven goals for Vanuatu. In the other games, Fiji, Guam and Tahiti defeated the Vanuatuans.

The team was expected to participate in the 2003 and 2007 OFC Women's Championships, but ultimately withdrew from both.[3]

After seven years of inactivity, Vanuatu returned to the international competition in the 2010 OFC Women's Championship in New Zealand. With only one goal, scored by midfielder Stephanie Tougen, the team finished last in the Group A table, after losing all of its games against the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Tahiti.

Vanuatu failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics tournament, due to its poor performance in the qualifiers. Nevertheless, the team managed to achieve a second victory, with Samoa.

Records

FIFA World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did not enter
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003 Withdrew
China 2007
Germany 2011 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 1 21
Canada 2015 Did not enter
France 2019 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 3 5
Total 6 2 0 4 4 26

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record Olympic Games
qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
United States 1996 Ineligible No Qualifying Process
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did not enter
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 8 20
Brazil 2016 Did not enter
Japan 2020 To Be Determined
Total 4 1 0 3 8 20

OFC Nations Cup record

OFC Nations Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
New Caledonia 1983 Did not enter
New Zealand 1986
Australia 1989
Australia 1991
Papua New Guinea 1994
New Zealand 1998
Australia 2003 Withdrew
Papua New Guinea 2007
New Zealand 2010 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 21
Papua New Guinea 2014 Did not enter
New Caledonia 2018 Did not qualify
Total Group stage 1/10 3 0 0 3 1 21

Pacific Games

Pacific Games record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Fiji Group stage 6th 6 1 1 4 17 12
Samoa 2007 Did not enter
New Caledonia 2011
Papua New Guinea 2015
Samoa To Be Determined
Solomon Islands
Total Group stage 1/4 6 1 1 5 17 12

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Lose

2003

2010

2011

2012

2017

Record against other nations

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Cook Islands 1 0 0 1 0 2 –2
 Fiji 2 0 1 1 2 3 –1
 Guam 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1
  1 1 0 0 11 0 +11
 New Caledonia 2 0 0 2 1 8 –7
 New Zealand 1 0 0 1 0 14 −14
 Papua New Guinea 2 0 1 1 3 13 –10
 Samoa 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1
 Solomon Islands 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
 Tahiti 2 0 0 2 1 8 –7
 Tonga 3 0 1 2 6 10 –4
Total 15 2 1 13 27 61 −34

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the squad for the 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup qualification from 24 to 30 August 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK (2000-06-06) 6 June 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Vanuatu
20 1GK (1993-05-03) 3 May 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Vanuatu

2 2DF (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
3 2DF (2000-07-01) 1 July 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Vanuatu
4 2DF (1997-11-09) 9 November 1997 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu
5 2DF (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Vanuatu
11 2DF (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 (age 19) 6 0 Vanuatu
17 2DF (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu
18 2DF (1998-08-23) 23 August 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Vanuatu
19 2DF (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 25) 6 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird

6 3MF (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 19) 6 2 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
7 3MF (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 19) 5 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
9 3MF (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 22) 6 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
12 3MF (1988-05-12) 12 May 1988 (age 30) 9 1 Vanuatu
13 3MF (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 18) 3 1 Vanuatu
16 3MF (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 17) 3 1 Vanuatu

8 4FW (1995-08-20) 20 August 1995 (age 23) 6 2 Vanuatu
10 4FW (2000-12-19) 19 December 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
14 4FW (1995-09-26) 26 September 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Vanuatu
15 4FW (1998-12-02) 2 December 1998 (age 19) 1 1 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird

2017 squad

The following players were called up for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

Caps and goals updated as of 5 December 2017 after the games against the Solomon Islands.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 20) 0 0
22 1GK (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 22) 0 0
23 1GK (1993-05-03) 3 May 1993 (age 25) 0 0

2 2DF (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 22) 0 0
3 2DF (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 25) 0 0
12 2DF (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 29) 0 0
13 2DF (1997-11-09) 9 November 1997 (age 20) 0 0
14 2DF (1995-09-26) 26 September 1995 (age 22) 0 0
15 2DF (1997-10-22) 22 October 1997 (age 20) 0 0
17 2DF (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20) 0 0

4 3MF (1999-03-24) 24 March 1999 (age 19) 0 0
5 3MF (1998-12-02) 2 December 1998 (age 19) 0 0
6 3MF (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 19) 0 0
7 3MF (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
8 3MF (1995-08-20) 20 August 1995 (age 23) 0 0
10 3MF (1995-11-03) 3 November 1995 (age 22) 0 0
11 3MF (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 (age 19) 0 0
16 3MF (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 21) 0 0
20 3MF (1999-08-23) 23 August 1999 (age 19) 0 0
21 3MF (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere

9 4FW (1995-11-03) 3 November 1995 (age 22) 0 0
18 4FW (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 24) 0 0
19 4FW (1990-05-26) 26 May 1990 (age 28) 0 0

Squad for 2013 OFC Under 17 Tournament

Caps and goals as of 11 April 2013.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK 2 0 Unattached
3 2DF (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 29) 2 0 Unattached
2 2DF 2 1 Unattached
4 2DF (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 28) 2 0 Unattached
5 2DF 2 1 Unattached
6 2DF (1992-03-09) 9 March 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Unattached
15 2DF 0 0 Unattached
17 2DF 1 0 Unattached
17 2DF 1 0 Unattached
17 2DF 1 0 Unattached
7 3MF 0 0 Unattached
8 3MF 2 0 Unattached
13 3MF 2 0 Unattached
9 4FW (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 32) 2 0 Unattached
11 4FW (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 34) 2 0 Unattached
16 4FW (1987-10-18) 18 October 1987 (age 30) 2 0 Unattached

Manager history

Manager Career Played Won Drawn Lost Win % Competitions
Unknown 2003–2011 11 1 1 9 009.1
Vanuatu 2012–2015 4 1 0 3 025.0
Vanuatu 2015–2016 0 0 0 0 !
China 2017– 3 1 2 0 033.3

See also

References

  1. ^ "Member Association - Vanuatu". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  2. ^ FIFA.com. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Associations - Vanuatu - Women's - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Oceania's Women's Championship 2003 (Australia)". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017-09-17.