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Brunei national football team

Brunei Darussalam
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Tebuan (The Wasps)
Association National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Mike Wong Mun Heng[1]
Captain Azwan Saleh
Most caps Azwan Saleh (18)
Home stadium Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium
FIFA code BRU
FIFA ranking
Current 187 Decrease 5 (1 October 2015)
Highest 140 (December 1992)
Lowest 203 (October 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 226
First international
 Malaysia 8–0 Brunei
(Bangkok, Thailand; 22 May 1971)
Biggest win
Brunei 4–1 Philippines 
(B. S. Begawan, Brunei; 24 March 1985)
Brunei 4–1 Timor-Leste 
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 21 October 2008)
Biggest defeat
Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates 
(B. S. Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001)

The Brunei national football team (also known as Brunei Darussalam national football team) nicknamed Tebuan (The Wasps), is the national team of the Brunei and is controlled by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. The team was founded in 1959 and joined FIFA in 1969. In the past, they have also frequently featured in the Malaysian league and cup competitions as one of the state representative sides.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Suspension 1.1
  • Competition records 2
    • World Cup Record 2.1
    • Asian Cup record 2.2
    • AFC Challenge Cup record 2.3
    • ASEAN Championship 2.4
  • Fixture and results 3
  • Current squad 4
    • Recent call-ups 4.1
  • Coaches 5
  • Honours 6
  • References 7

History

Brunei Football Association was formed in 15 March 1956 and at that time was known as the Brunei State Football Amateur Association. In 1993, the word "Amateur" was dropped, and since then, the FA has been known as the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam. Brunei's experience of international football has been more or less restricted to regional Asian competitions, such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Tiger Cup. So far, Brunei has entered the World Cup qualifiers only three times, in 1986, 2002 and 2018. On these occasions, they did not qualify for the competition. Also has made five appearances in the Asian Cup qualifiers and they has never passed the first qualification round.

Their best achievement was perhaps being Champion of the Malaysia Cup in 1999. Back then, Brunei entered a team to compete in the professional Malaysian league and despite competing against Malaysian clubs, Brunei had previously never made an impact. However, in 1999, they shocked everyone by lifting the Malaysia Cup.

Today's there are approximately 2,500 footballers playing with Brunei's 22 registered clubs. Footballers are mostly amateurs or semi professionals.

Suspension

The Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) was suspended due to governmental interference in its affairs, which started with a decision by the Brunei authorities to dissolve BAFA and to replace it with a new federation in December 2008.[2] The suspension was applied with immediate effect and meant that the Brunei club DPMM were no longer permitted to play in the Singapore S-League until it was resolved.

On 19 March 2010, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed to submit to the next FIFA Congress the expulsion of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) if the BAFA has not been reinstated by then, after noting that no major progress had been made since the BAFA was suspended in September 2009.

FIFA warned that unless BAFA came to FIFA's Congress on 9 June and 10 in South Africa having met the conditions for reinstatement it would be expelled.[3] Brunei were re-instated on 31 May 2011.[4]

Competition records

World Cup Record

Asian Cup record

Asian Cup Finals Asian Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA GD
1956 to
1968
Did not enter - - - - - - -
- - - - - -
1972 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 3 0 0 3 0 18 −18
1976 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 0 0 2 1 13 −12
1980 Withdrew - - - - - - -
- - - - - -
1984 Withdrew - - - - - - -
- - - - - -
1988 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1992 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1996 Did not enter - - - - - - -
2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11
2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 0 1 1 1 6 −5
2007 Did not enter - - - - - - -
2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
2015 Withdrew - - - - - - -
- - - - -
2019 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 1 0 1 1 2 –1
Total - - - - - - - - 15 1 2 12 4 56 −52

AFC Challenge Cup record

AFC Challenge Cup
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
2006 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 2 2
2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2010 Did not qualify - - - - - -
2012 Suspended - - - - - -
2014 Withdrew - - - - - -
Total Best: Group Stage 3 1 1 1 2 2

ASEAN Championship

  • Finals Records Only
This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup
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