|Nickname(s)||Rồng Vàng |
|Association||Vietnam Football Federation (VFF)|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Park Hang-seo|
|Captain||Nguyễn Quang Hải|
| Vietnam 0–4 China |
(Hanoi, Vietnam; 23 May 1999)
| Vietnam 8–0 Brunei |
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 12 November 2011)
| Singapore 5–0 Vietnam |
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; 14 December 2007)
|AFC U-23 Championship|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2016)|
|Best result||Runners-up (2018)|
|Appearances||5 (first in 2002)|
|Best result||Fourth place (2018)|
|Southeast Asian Games|
|Appearances||10 (first in 2001)|
|Best result||Gold Medal (2019)|
The Vietnam national under-22, under-23, and Olympic football team (Vietnamese: đội tuyển bóng đá U-22, U-23 và olympic quốc gia Việt Nam) represents Vietnam in international football tournaments at the under-22 and under-23 age level.
- 1 History
- 2 Sponsorship
- 3 Honours
- 4 Competitive records
- 5 Schedules and results
- 6 Current squad
- 7 Coaching staff
- 8 Coaches
- 9 See also
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Early years and downfall
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. 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.
Youth redevelopment and revival
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. 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.
AFC U-23 Championship
2016 AFC U-23 Championship
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 Championship
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. 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. 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 in the competition's history and for the first time ever Vietnam had participated in the final of an AFC competition. At the finals, Vietnam lost to Uzbekistan by 1–2, claiming second place. Despite Vietnam's failure to win the tournament, this was hailed as a historic achievement for Vietnam and the team received national wide welcome after returning from China and subsequently honored by the state for its historic performance.
2020 AFC U-23 Championship
Vietnam tried to run for the race to host the competition, but was eventually beaten by Thailand over the hosting rights. Thus, Vietnam had to take part on the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification where Vietnam was seeded together with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei, Thailand officially qualified regardless of results. Even though being seeded in a tough group, Vietnam went on to overcome both opponents with over 11 goals scored and conceded none, topping the group with a perfect fashion including the famed 4–0 win over Thailand. In the main stage which served as the qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Vietnam was again seeded into group D where they would once again reunite with Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, alongside North Korea. They had two 0-0 draws over United Arab Emirates and Jordan, before lose to North Korea by 1-2 and being eliminated by finished last place in the group.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Southeast Asian Games
2019 Southeast Asian Games
The victory in the 2019 football edition of the Southeast Asian Games is considered as the country first ever SEA Games men's football title since the Vietnamese reunification, having won the first edition of the 1959 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games through South Vietnam. In the 2019 edition, Vietnam opened their campaign in Group B with a large victory over Brunei by 6–0 as well as Laos by 6–1 before defeating Indonesia and Singapore through a slim win by 2–1 and 1–0 respectively. In their last match in the group, Vietnam able to drawn itself by 2–2 against long-time SEA Games men's dominating champion Thailand after being left by two goals in the earlier minutes. After successfully securing themselves in the top group standings, they then meet the rising team of Cambodia in the semi-finals and defeat them with a large win of 4–0 before meeting Indonesia again in the final and defeat them by 3–0 to secure the title after 60 years long-waited.
Primary sponsors includes:
- Grand Sport
- Suzuki Vietnam
- Sony Vietnam
Local sponsor includes:
- Runners-up (1): 2018
- Since 1992, football at the Summer Olympics changes into Under-23 tournament.
|Summer Olympics record||Qualifiers||Coache(s)|
|1992||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not qualify||6||0||2||4||3||12||Quản Trọng Hùng|
|2004||Preliminary round 1 qualification||2||0||1||1||2||4||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||Did not qualify||3||0||2||1||1||2||Park Hang-seo|
|2024||To be determined|
|2028||To be determined|
- Since 2002, football at the Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.
|Asian Games record||Coache(s)|
|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|
|Asian Games History|
|2002||Group Stage||United Arab Emirates||0–0||Draw||Ulsan, South Korea|
|Thailand||0–3||Loss||Changwon, South Korea|
|2006||Group Stage||Bahrain||1–2||Loss||Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|South Korea||0–2||Loss||Doha, Qatar|
|2010||Group Stage||Bahrain||3–1||Won||Guangzhou, China|
|Round of 16||North Korea||0–2||Loss|
|2014||Group Stage||Iran||4–1||Won||Ansan, South Korea|
|Round of 16||United Arab Emirates||1–3||Loss||Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, South Korea|
|2018||Group Stage||Pakistan||3–0||Won||Cikarang, Indonesia|
|Round of 16||Bahrain||1–0||Won||Bekasi, Indonesia|
|Semi-finals||South Korea||1–3||Loss||Cibinong, Bogor Regency, Indonesia|
|Bronze medal match||United Arab Emirates||1–1 (pens. 3–4)||Loss|
AFF U-22 Youth Championship
|AFF U-22 Youth Championship record||Coache(s)|
|2005||Did not enter|
|2019||Third place||3/8||5||3||1||1||7||2||Nguyễn Quốc Tuấn|
|Total||Best: Third place||1/3||5||3||1||1||7||2|
|AFF U-22 Youth Championship History|
|2019||Group Stage||Philippines||2–1||Won||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|Semi-finals||Indonesia||0–1||Loss||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
AFC U-23 Championship
|AFC U-23 Championship||AFC U-23 Championship Qualifying||Coach|
|2013||Did Not Qualify||5||1||0||4||11||10||Lư Đình Tuấn|
|2016||Group Stage||15th||3||0||0||3||3||8||3||2||0||1||9||3||Toshiya Miura|
|2020||Group Stage||13th||3||0||2||1||1||2||3||3||0||0||11||0||Park Hang-seo|
|AFC U-23 Championship History|
|2016||Group Stage||Jordan||1–3||Loss||Doha, Qatar|
|United Arab Emirates||2–3||Loss|
|2018||Group Stage||South Korea||1–2||Loss||Kunshan, China|
|Quarter-finals||Iraq||3–3 a.e.t (pens. 5–3)||Won|
|Semi-finals||Qatar||2–2 a.e.t (pens. 4–3)||Won||Changzhou, China|
- Since 2001, football at the Southeast Asian Games changes into Under-23 tournament.
|Southeast Asian Games record||Coache(s)|
|2007||Fourth place||4/8||5||2||1||2||7||10||Mai Đức Chung|
|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|
|2017||Group stage||5/11||5||3||1||1||12||4||Nguyễn Hữu Thắng|
|2021||To be determined|
|2023||To be determined|
|2025||To be determined|
|Total||Best: Gold medal||10/10||55||34||6||15||136||64|
|VFF Cup record||Coache(s)|
|VFF Cup History|
|2005||Group Stage||Malaysia||1–0||Won||Hanoi, Vietnam|
Schedules and results
Win Draw Lose
|17 February 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Vietnam||2–1||Philippines||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|15:30||Trần Danh Trung 74'
Lê Minh Bình 78'
|Report||Borlongan 51'||Stadium: Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Khoun Virak (Cambodia)
|19 February 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Timor-Leste||0–4||Vietnam||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|(UTC+7)||Trần Danh Trung 40', 62'
Phan Thanh Hậu 83'
Lê Xuân Tú 90+4'
|Stadium: Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Abdul Hakim Mohd Haidi (Brunei)
|21 February 2019 AFF U-22 GS||Vietnam||0–0||Thailand||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|(UTC+7)||Stadium: Olympic Stadium|
|24 February 2019 AFF U-22 SF||Vietnam||0–1||Indonesia||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|15:30||Luthfi 69'||Stadium: Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Thant Zin Oo (Myanmar)
|26 February 2019 AFF U-22 TP||Vietnam||1–0||Cambodia||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|15:30||Lê Xuân Tú 86'||Stadium: Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Steve Supresencia (Philippines)
|22 March 2019 AFC U-23 Championship qualifier||Vietnam||6–0||Brunei||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Hà Đức Chinh 11'
Nguyễn Thành Chung 24'
Đinh Thanh Bình 45+1'
Triệu Việt Hưng 60'
Huỳnh Tấn Sinh 77' (pen.)
Nguyễn Quang Hải 90+2' (pen.)
|Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
|24 March 2019 AFC U-23 Championship qualifier||Indonesia||0–1||Vietnam||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Report||Triệu Việt Hưng 90+4'||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
Referee: Saoud Al-Athbah(Qatar)
|26 March 2019 AFC U-23 Championship qualifier||Vietnam||4–0||Thailand||Hanoi, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Hà Đức Chinh 17'
Nguyễn Hoàng Đức 53'
Nguyễn Thành Chung 63'
Trần Thanh Sơn 90+2'
|Report||Stadium: Mỹ Đình National Stadium|
Referee: Sherzod Kasimov(Uzbekistan)
|7 June 2019 Friendly||Vietnam||2–0||Myanmar||Phú Thọ, Vietnam|
|20:00 UTC+7||Hein Phyo Win 14' (o.g.)
Nguyễn Tiến Linh 75'
|Stadium: Việt Trì Stadium|
Referee: Sivakorn Pu-udom (Thailand)
|13 October 2019 Friendly||Vietnam||1–1||United Arab Emirates||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|Hà Đức Chinh 52'||Al-Zaabi 49'||Stadium: Thong Nhat Stadium|
|25 November 2019 SEA Games GS||Vietnam||6–0||Brunei||Biñan, Philippines|
|16:00 UTC+8||Hà Đức Chinh 10', 23', 48', 66'
Triệu Việt Hưng 59'
Nguyễn Trọng Hùng 83'
|Report||Stadium: Biñan Football Stadium|
Referee: Khalid Al-Shaqsi (Oman)
|28 November 2019 SEA Games GS||Vietnam||6–1||Laos||Biñan, Philippines|
|16:00 UTC+8||Nguyễn Tiến Linh 3', 17', 57'
Đỗ Hùng Dũng 54'
Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng 83'
Nguyễn Quang Hải 90+3'
|Report||Phetsivilay 60'||Stadium: Biñan Football Stadium|
Referee: C. R. Srikrishna (India)
|1 December 2019 SEA Games GS||Vietnam||2–1||Indonesia||Manila, Philippines|
|20:00 UTC+8||Nguyễn Thành Chung 64'
Nguyễn Hoàng Đức 90+1'
|Report||Sani 23'||Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium|
Referee: Majed Al-Shamrani (Saudi Arabia)
|3 December 2019 SEA Games GS||Singapore||0–1||Vietnam||Manila, Philippines|
|20:00 UTC+8||Report||Hà Đức Chinh 85'||Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium|
Referee: Ammar Ashkanani (Kuwait)
|5 December 2019 SEA Games GS||Vietnam||2–2||Thailand||Biñan, Philippines|
|16:00 UTC+8||Nguyễn Tiến Linh 15', 72' (pen.)||Report||Supachai 5'
|Stadium: Biñan Football Stadium|
Referee: Ismaeel Habib Ali (Bahrain)
|7 December 2019 SEA Games SF||Vietnam||4–0||Cambodia||Manila, Philippines|
|20:00 UTC+8||Nguyễn Tiến Linh 20'
Hà Đức Chinh 25', 45+2', 68'
|Report||Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium|
Referee: Salman Falahi (Qatar)
|10 December 2019 SEA Games Final||Indonesia||0–3||Vietnam||Manila, Philippines|
|20:00 UTC+8||Report||Đoàn Văn Hậu 39', 73'
Đỗ Hùng Dũng 59'
|Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium|
Referee: Majed Al-Shamrani (Saudi Arabia)
|10 January 2020 AFC U-23 Championship GS||Vietnam||0–0||United Arab Emirates||Buriram, Thailand|
|17:15 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Buriram Stadium|
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
|13 January 2020 AFC U-23 Championship GS||Jordan||0–0||Vietnam||Buriram, Thailand|
|20:15 UTC+7||Report||Stadium: Buriram Stadium|
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
|16 January 2020 AFC U-23 Championship GS||Vietnam||1–2||North Korea||Bangkok, Thailand|
||Report||Stadium: Rajamangala Stadium|
Referee: Mohanad Qasim (Iraq)
The following 23 players were called up for 2020 AFC U-23 Championship
|Head coach||Park Hang-seo||VFF|
|Assistant coach||Lee Young-jin||VFF|
|Nguyễn Văn Đàn||VFF|
|Lưu Danh Minh||VFF|
|Goalkeeper coach||Nguyễn Thế Anh||VFF|
|Fitness coach||Park Sung-gyun||VFF|
|Trần Anh Tuấn||VFF|
|Tuấn Nguyên Giáp||VFF|
Coaches by years since 1999
- As of 16 January 2020.
|Park Hang-seo||South Korea||11 October 2017||Present||33||20||8||5||71||24||60.61|| 2017 M-150 Cup |
2018 AFC U-23 Championship
2018 VFF Cup
4th place: 2018 Asian Games
2019 Southeast Asian Games
|Kim Han-Yoon (caretaker)||South Korea||2019||2019||2||1||1||0||3||1||50.00|
|Nguyễn Quốc Tuấn (interim)||Vietnam||17 January 2019||26 February 2019||5||3||1||1||7||2||60.00||2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship|
|Nguyễn Hữu Thắng||Vietnam||3 March 2016||27 August 2017||5||3||1||1||12||4||60.00|
|Toshiya Miura||Japan||8 May 2014||28 January 2016||16||9||0||7||41||21||56.25||2014 Asian Games: Round of 16 |
2015 Southeast Asian Games
|Hoàng Văn Phúc||Vietnam||16 May 2013||4 April 2014||4||2||0||2||13||3||50.00|| 2012 BTV Cup|
2013 BTV Cup
|Lư Đình Tuấn||Vietnam||June 2012||July 2012||5||1||0||4||11||10||20.00|
|Falko Götz||Germany||1 June 2011||6 January 2012||10||5||3||2||24||10||50.00|| 2011 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup|
2011 VFF Cup
|Phan Thanh Hùng||Vietnam||2010||2011||6||1||0||5||6||16||16.67||2010 Asian Games: Round of 16 (caretaker)|
2010 Ho Chi Minh City Football Cup
|Henrique Calisto||Portugal||June 2008||1 March 2011||9||6||2||1||22||6||66.67|| 2009 VFF Cup|
2009 Southeast Asian Games
|Mai Đức Chung||Vietnam||2007||2008||18||7||3||8||20||27||38.89||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
|Alfred Riedl||Austria||2003||October 2007||16||8||2||6||29||23||50.00|| 2003 Southeast Asian Games|
2005 VFF Cup
2005 Southeast Asian Games
2007 VFF Cup
|Nguyễn Thành Vinh||Vietnam||22 August 2002||31 December 2002||3||0||1||2||0||5||0.00|
|Dido||Brazil||December 2000||25 September 2001||3||1||0||2||5||4||33.33|
|Quản Trọng Hùng||Vietnam||1999||1999||6||0||2||4||3||12||0.00|
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- Vietnam national under-22 football team
- Vietnam national under-21 football team
- Vietnam national under-19 football team
- Vietnam national under-16 football team
- Vietnam national futsal team
- Vietnam national beach soccer team
- VFF Cup
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