Vanuatu national under-20 football team

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Vanuatu U20
Association Vanuatu Football Federation
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Vanuatu
Captain Bong Kalo
Most caps Bong Kalo (13)
Top scorer Jean Kaltak (9)
FIFA code VAN
First colours
Second colours
First international
French Polynesia Tahiti 2–1 New Hebrides New Hebrides
(Papeete, Tahiti; December 8, 1974)
Biggest win
American Samoa American Samoa 0–15 Vanuatu Vanuatu
(Apia, Samoa; August 19, 1998)
Biggest defeat
Fiji Fiji 11–0 Vanuatu Vanuatu
(Suva, Fiji; October 1, 1994)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (2017)
Best result Group Stage (2017)
OFC U-20 Championship
Appearances 15 (1974, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Best result Runners-up (2014, 2016)

The Vanuatu national under-20 football team is the national U-20 team of Vanuatu and is controlled by the Vanuatu Football Federation. It was known as the New Hebrides national under-20 football team until 1980, when the New Hebrides gained their independence and renamed their country to Vanuatu.

History

The Vanuatu national under-20 football team took part in the OFC U-20 Championship tournament 14 times (1974, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016). In 2014, the team got the best result with a second place as they finished behind Fiji. Two years later, they would qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup after defeating the Solomon Islands in the semifinals to book a spot and compete at their first ever FIFA tournament.[1]

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D L GF GA
19772015 Did not qualify
South Korea 2017 Group Stage 24th 3 0 0 3 4 13
Poland 2019 Did not qualify
Total Group Stage 1/21 3 0 0 3 4 13

OFC

The OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the only two qualification spots for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and its representatives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
French Polynesia 1974 3rd Place 3 0 1 2 3 7
Australia 1978 Did Not Compete
Fiji 1980
Papua New Guinea 1982
Australia 1985
New Zealand 1986
Fiji 1988 Group Stage 2 0 0 2 2 8
Fiji 1990 3rd Place 4 2 0 2 4 10
French Polynesia 1992 4th Place 4 1 1 2 4 9
Fiji 1994 4th Place 4 2 0 2 6 6
French Polynesia 1997 Did Not Compete
Samoa 1998 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 15 9
New Caledonia&Cook Islands 2001 Group Stage 5 4 0 1 23 4
Vanuatu&Fiji 2002 Group Stage 2 0 1 1 2 4
Solomon Islands 2005 3rd Place 5 3 0 2 12 15
New Zealand 2007 Group Stage 6 1 2 3 8 17
French Polynesia 2008 Did Not Compete
New Zealand 2011 3rd Place 5 4 0 1 19 5
Fiji 2013 3rd Place 4 2 0 2 12 7
Fiji 2014 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 11 4
Tonga&Vanuatu 2016 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 7 7
Cook Islands&French Polynesia 2018 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
Total Runners-up 60 27 7 26 130 123
Vanuatu's starting line-up against New Zealand, OFC U-20 Championship 2016

Current technical staff

Position
Head coach Canada Dejan Gluscevic
Team Manager Vanuatu
High Performance Coach France
Assistant coach 1 Vanuatu
Assistant coach 2 Vanuatu
Team Manager Vanuatu
Goalkeeper coach & Kit Manager Vanuatu
Doctor Vanuatu
Physio Vanuatu

Vanuatu at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup before a match against Mexico at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Daejeon, South Korea.

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the squad for the 2018 OFC U-19 Championship from 5 to 18 August 2018. Names in italics denote players who have been capped for the Senior team.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK (2000-08-06) 6 August 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Vanuatu
20 1GK (2000-06-13) 13 June 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Vanuatu

2 2DF (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
3 2DF (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu
4 2DF (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu
5 2DF (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Vanuatu
12 2DF (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Vanuatu
13 2DF (2000-11-10) 10 November 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
19 2DF (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu Tafea

6 3MF (2000-05-08) 8 May 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Vanuatu
8 3MF (2000-05-05) 5 May 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Vanuatu
9 3MF (2000-03-13) 13 March 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Vanuatu
11 3MF (2000-11-02) 2 November 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Vanuatu
14 3MF (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Vanuatu Amicale
15 3MF (2000-05-03) 3 May 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Vanuatu Mauwia
16 3MF (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Vanuatu Amicale
17 3MF (2000-06-03) 3 June 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Vanuatu

7 4FW (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 18) 3 1 Vanuatu
10 4FW (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu Tafea
18 4FW (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 18) 2 1 Vanuatu

Squad 2016&2017

The following players where called up for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Caps and goals as of 20 May 2017 after the game against the Mexico.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK (1998-12-28) 28 December 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Vanuatu
12 1GK Dick Taiwia (1997-12-28) 28 December 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
21 1GK (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Vanuatu Tafea

2 2DF Selwyn Vatu (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
3 2DF (1997-06-08) 8 June 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu
4 2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 21) 12 1 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors
5 2DF Joseph Iaruel (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
13 2DF (1998-02-06) 6 February 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Vanuatu
14 2DF (1997-08-25) 25 August 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
15 2DF (1998-04-30) 30 April 1998 (age 20) 7 0 Vanuatu

6 3MF Claude Aru (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 21) 6 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
8 3MF (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 19) 6 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
9 3MF Ronaldo Wilkins (1999-12-30) 30 December 1999 (age 18) 8 3 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
10 3MF Bong Kalo (captain) (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 21) 13 7 Switzerland
11 3MF (1998-05-03) 3 May 1998 (age 20) 7 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
16 3MF (1998-09-11) 11 September 1998 (age 20) 6 1 Vanuatu
17 3MF (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United

7 4FW (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Vanuatu
18 4FW (1998-11-13) 13 November 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
19 4FW (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 20) 6 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
20 4FW Azariah Soromon (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere

Recent call-up's

The following players have also been called up to represent Vanuatu in the last 12 months:

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United

2DF (1998-08-12) 12 August 1998 (age 20) 5 0 Vanuatu Mauwia
2DF (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
2DF (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star

3MF (1997-11-01) 1 November 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
3MF (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga

4FW (1998-08-17) 17 August 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
4FW (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
4FW (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Vanuatu

Squad for the 2014 OFC U-20 Championship

Caps and goals as of 1 June 2014.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK (1996-02-08) 8 February 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Vanuatu Tafea U20
24 1GK (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Vanuatu

2 2DF Jason Thomas (1997-01-20) 20 January 1997 (age 21) 4 0 Cambodia Phnom Penh Crown
3 2DF Godshen Donna (1997-06-07) June 7, 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Vanuatu Amicale
4 2DF (1996-03-21) March 21, 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Vanuatu Amicale
5 2DF Joseph Iaruel (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0 New Zealand St Peter's College
6 2DF Remy Kalsrap (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
7 2DF (1996-01-09) January 9, 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Vanuatu Yatel
18 2DF (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 22) 4 1 Vanuatu Nalkutan

8 3MF (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 22) 5 1 Vanuatu Malampa Revivors
10 3MF Bong Kalo (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 21) 5 2 Vanuatu Tafea
12 3MF (1996-08-29) 29 August 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Vanuatu Yatel
14 3MF (1995-04-23) 23 April 1995 (age 23) 5 4 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
15 3MF (1996-02-13) February 13, 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
16 3MF Jacky Ruben(c) (1996-11-10) November 10, 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
19 3MF (1996-05-31) May 31, 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Vanuatu Spirit 08

9 4FW Tony Kaltack (1996-03-04) 4 March 1996 (age 22) 4 2 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
11 4FW Alex Saniel (1996-11-08) November 8, 1996 (age 21) 5 1 New Zealand Fencibles United
13 4FW (1996-10-07) October 7, 1996 (age 21) 5 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
17 4FW (1996-03-15) March 15, 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Vanuatu

Squad for the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship

Caps and goals as of 10 March 2013.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Seiloni Iaruel (1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 23) 9 0 Vanuatu Tafea
20 1GK (1994-12-10) December 10, 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Vanuatu Tafea

2 2DF Raoul Coulon (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
3 2DF (1995-09-03) 3 September 1995 (age 23) 2 0 Vanuatu Amicale
4 2DF (1994-06-06) June 6, 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Vanuatu Sia-Raga
5 2DF Kevin Shem (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 24) 9 2 Vanuatu Tafea
6 2DF Jais Malsarani (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Vanuatu Tafea
15 2DF (1993-05-19) May 19, 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United

7 3MF (1995-11-01) 1 November 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
8 3MF (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 25) 4 1 Vanuatu Amicale
12 3MF (1995-05-28) 28 May 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Vanuatu Shepherds United
14 3MF (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
16 3MF Zica Manuhi (1993-07-23) July 23, 1993 (age 25) 4 1 Vanuatu Ifira Black Bird
18 3MF (1993-05-24) May 24, 1993 (age 25) 1 1 Unattached

9 4FW Jean Kaltak (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 24) 9 9 Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star
10 4FW Bill Nicolls (1993-06-03) June 3, 1993 (age 25) 4 0 Vanuatu Tupuji Imere
11 4FW (1993-10-18) October 18, 1993 (age 24) 2 0 Unattached
13 4FW (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 25) 4 4 Vanuatu Amicale
17 4FW (1994-11-29) November 29, 1994 (age 23) 2 1 Vanuatu Tafea
19 4FW (1995-12-21) December 21, 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Vanuatu Malampa Revivors

Fixtures and results

2014

2016

2017

2018

List of coaches

References

  1. ^ "History-making Vanuatu join New Zealand on world stage". FIFA. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  1. http://www.oceaniafootball.com/ofc/News/ViewArticle/tabid/125/Article/172dac4f-e000-45e9-96e4-66e1b62f8cd0/language/en-US/Default.aspx
  2. http://olefootballacademy.co.nz/declan-edge/
  3. http://www.vff.vu

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