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Bhutan national football team results

This is a list of all the recorded matches played by the various Bhutan national football teams controlled by the Bhutan Football Federation. The Federation control a number of teams, including the following currently active internationally: the men's eleven-a-side team, the women's eleven-a-side team, the men's under-17 team and the men's futsal team. They are all ranked as one of the weakest, if not the weakest international team in their respective spheres. The men's eleven-a-side team is the only team to have ever recorded a competitive victory, although they have not won since June 2008 and the men's futsal team is yet to achieve a positive result of any kind in a competitive match.

Overall national team summary

As at 23 July 2014:
Venue Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Men's eleven-a-side team 61 4 5 52 36 224 -187 7% 87%
Men's under-17 team 19 0 1 18 7 102 -95 0% 95%
Women's eleven-a-side team 7 0 1 6 1 51 -50 0% 86%
Men's futsal team 8 0 0 8 14 118 -104 0% 100%
Total 95 4 7 84 58 495 -437 4% 92%

N.B.:men's eleven-a-side team results include recorded results against non-FIFA teams including Kunming Army Team and Tibet.

Men's national team

The Bhutan national men's football team represents Bhutan in international men's football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Bhutan, the Bhutan Football Federation, which is currently a member of the Asian Football Federation and the regional body the South Asian Football Federation. Bhutan play their home games at the national stadium, Changlimithang. It is one of the younger national teams in the world having played its first match in 1982.

The team are currently one of the very weakest in the world and are, as of 17 July 2014 ranked 46th and last in the Asian Football Confederation with zero points[1] and 208th and joint last globally in the FIFA World Rankings with San Marino on zero points.[2] Their highest ranking achieved was 187th, which they last reached in December 2008 following their semi-final performance in the 2008 SAFF Championship.[1] From that high point, they slipped down the rankings to last place in December 2012 to join San Marino and the Turks and Caicos Islands in 207th.[1] They have remained rooted to the bottom ever since, having lost all their competitive fixtures since then and fell to 208th place following the admission to FIFA of South Sudan in July 2014.[1]

The team are also ranked extremely low on the all time Elo ratings at 231st out of 234.[3] The only FIFA affiliated nation below them are American Samoa, with the other two spots taken by the Northern Marianas Islands and Palau.[3]

Despite being one of the weakest national teams of all time, they have, as results show below, never been beaten at home and indeed, have yet to concede a goal in an official international at Changlimithang.

This is a list of all football matches played by Bhutan national football team from their recorded debut in the 1982 ANFA Cup in Nepal.

1980s

Some sources suggest that Bhutan regularly sent international teams to compete in tournaments abroad from the 1960s.[4] However, it is not known the extent to which these were genuinely international teams or merely representative teams, as many of the players are said not to have been of Bhutanese origin.[4] Regardless of their nature, none of the results of any of these hinted at tournaments are known, with the first recorded instance of Bhutan playing an international match being against Nepal in the ANFA Cup in 1982. After this match, the team regularly participated in the football tournaments held as part of the South Asian Games, however, they were generally unsuccessful and indeed failed to score a competitive goal between 1982 and 1987.

1982

1984

1985

1987

1990s

Following their regular appearances at the South Asian Games during the 1980s, Bhutan disappeared completely from the international stage for some twelve years resurfacing only at the end of the 1990s to compete again at the South Asian Games. Their time away from competitive football had done nothing to strengthen the team as they lost all of their games at the tournament for a fourth consecutive time.

1999

2000s

2000

Following nearly twenty years of competition restricted to South Asia, Bhutan entered a continental competition for the first time, competing in the qualifying rounds for the AFC Asian Cup. This series of matches was arguably the nadir of Bhutanese football as they lost heavily not only against relative minnows Yemen and Turkmenistan, but suffered the ignominy of a then world record 20-0 defeat to Kuwait[6]

2001

2002

Just over twenty years since their début on the international stage, Bhutan recorded their first win, a victory over 2002 FIFA World Cup Final.

2003

They were unable initially to continue this form into the next edition of the SAFF Championship, but following a disappointing performance in those games, they were comparatively successful in the preliminary round of Qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup. Hosting Guam and Mongolia, they recorded a 6-0 win over Guam and a 0-0 draw with Mongolia to set a new record victory margin and the only time to date that the side have gained positive results in two consecutive competitive games, qualifying for the next round where they were unfortunately outclassed in all games by stronger opposition.

2005

2006

Bhutan gained only their third positive competitive result, and their first in the AFC Challenge Cup in a 0-0 draw with Brunei, although this was not enough to see them through to the next stage.

2007

Two friendly games against Tibet saw Bhutan gain a win and a draw from two matches for only the second time in their history. However, although these matches are counted in the official Elo ratings, Tibet are not a member of FIFA and so these matches do not count in the official FIFA rankings.

2008

A further creditable 1-1 draw was gained against Brunei in an otherwise unsuccessful AFC Challenge Cup qualification campaign. However, later in the year Bhutan achieved arguably their best ever performance in an official competition, reaching the semi finals of the SAFF Championships, beating Afghanistan in their group stage before losing ultimately to India in the semi finals to a last minute goal in extra time.

2009

2010s

Having lost their last eight games in a row, their successes in the SAFF Championships were now a distant memory and matters have not improved in the years since, their losing run now stretching to nineteen games.

2011

2012

2013

Record

By venue

As at 23 July 2014:
Venue Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Home 3 2 1 0 10 0 +10 67% 0%
Away 16 0 0 16 3 78 -75 0% 100%
Neutral 42 2 4 36 24 149 -125 5% 86%
Total 61 4 5 52 37 227 -190 7% 85%

NB: Includes 1982 ANFA Cup match against Kunming Army Team.

By competition

As at 23 July 2014:
Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
ANFA Cup 2 0 0 2 2 6 -4 0% 100%
AFC Asian Cup 13 1 1 11 9 71 -61 8% 85%
South Asian Games 10 0 0 10 3 33 -30 0% 100%
SAFF Championship 19 1 1 17 10 75 -63 5% 89%
AFC Challenge Cup 11 0 2 9 2 28 -26 0% 73%
Friendly 7 2 1 4 11 14 -3 29% 57%
Total 61 4 5 52 37 227 -190 7% 85%

By opponent

As at 23 July 2014:
Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Afghanistan 5 1 0 4 4 17 -13 20% 80%
Bangladesh 7 0 1 6 2 19 -16 0% 100%
Brunei 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0% 0%
Guam 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 100% 0%
India 5 0 0 5 1 16 -15 0% 100%
Indonesia 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0% 100%
Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 20 -20 0% 100%
Maldives 4 0 0 4 2 20 -18 0% 100%
Mongolia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
Montserrat 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100% 0%
Nepal 12 0 0 12 5 37 -32 0% 100%
Pakistan 2 0 0 2 1 9 -8 0% 100%
Philippines 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0% 100%
Saudi Arabia 2 0 0 2 0 10 -10 0% 100%
Sri Lanka 5 0 0 5 2 17 -15 0% 100%
Tajikistan 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0% 100%
Thailand 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0% 100%
Tibet 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 50% 0%
Turkmenistan 2 0 0 2 0 15 -15 0% 100%
Yemen 3 0 0 3 2 23 -21 0% 100%
Total 60 4 5 52 36 224 -187 7% 87%

Men's under-19 national team

Choden was a football club from Bhutan,[7] based at Changlimithang, consisting of players from the U-19 Bhutan national team,[8] who played in the Bhutan A-Division, then the top level of football in Bhutan, but since replaced by a full national league.[9] They finished fifth in the 2011 season,[7] the last season where the A-Division was the top flight. Although they were not formally relegated at the end of the 2011 season, they do not appear to have taken part either in the 2012 A-Division, nor consequently the 2012–13 Bhutan National League.[9] They have not competed on the international stage to date.

Men's under-17 national team

The Bhutan national under-17 football team represents Bhutan in men's international under-17 football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Bhutan, the Bhutan Football Federation, which is currently a member of the Asian Football Federation and the regional body the South Asian Football Federation. The under-17 team has played sporadically since its first foray into international football in 2004, competing exclusively either in the qualifying rounds for the AFC U-16 Championship or the SAFF U-16 Championship. They are one of the weakest teams in their age group within both their continental and regional federations, having never qualified for the competition proper of the AFC U-16 Championship. They have played only nineteen competitive games in their entire history, losing eighteen of them, their only result coming in the form of a 0-0 draw with Pakistan in the 2013 SAFF U-16 Championship, conceding 102 goals along the way whilst scoring only seven in reply.

2000s

2003

2007

N.B.:Iraq were dispualified from the tournament, but according to sources, their results still stood.[10]

2009

2013

Records

By venue

As at 23 July 2014:
Venue Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
Away 5 0 0 5 0 29 -29 0% 100%
Neutral 14 0 1 13 7 73 -66 0% 93%
Total 19 0 1 18 7 102 -95 0% 95%

By competition

As at 23 July 2014:
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
AFC U-16 Championship 16 0 0 16 6 92 -86 0% 100%
SAFF U-16 Championship 3 0 1 2 1 10 -9 0% 66%
Total 19 0 1 18 7 102 -95 0% 95%

By opponent

As at 23 July 2014:
Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Afghanistan 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0% 100%
India 2 0 0 2 1 12 -11 0% 100%
Iraq 2 0 0 2 1 18 -17 0% 100%
Kuwait 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0% 100%
Lebanon 2 0 0 2 3 8- 5 0% 100%
Nepal 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0% 100%
Pakistan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
Palestine 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0% 100%
Qatar 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0% 100%
Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0% 100%
Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0% 100%
Syria 1 0 0 1 0 10 -10 0% 100%
Tajikistan 1 0 0 1 0 12 -12 0% 100%
Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0% 100%
Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0% 100%
Total 19 0 1 18 7 102 -95 0% 95%

Women's national football team

The Bhutan national women's football team represents Bhutan in international women's football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Bhutan, the Bhutan Football Federation, which is currently a member of the Asian Football Federation and the regional body the South Asian Football Federation. Bhutan play their home games at the national stadium, Changlimithang. It is one of the younger national teams in the world having played its first match in 2010. The team is technically unranked by FIFA as they have been inactive for the last eighteen months, but they will be taking part in the 2014 SAFF Women's Championship at the end of 2014.

2010s

2010

2013

Records

By venue

As at 23 July 2014:
Venue Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0%
Away 3 0 0 3 0 20 -20 0% 100%
Neutral 4 0 1 3 1 31 -30 0% 75%
Total 7 0 1 6 1 51 -50 0% 86%

By competition

As at 23 July 2014:
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
SAFF Women's Championship 6 0 1 5 1 44 -43 0% 83%
Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0% 100%
Total 7 0 1 6 1 51 -50 0% 86%

By opponent

As at 1 August 2014:
Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Bangladesh 3 0 0 3 0 17 -17 0% 100%
India 2 0 0 2 0 29 -29 0% 100%
Sri Lanka 2 0 1 1 1 5 -4 0% 50%
Total 7 0 1 6 1 51 -50 0% 86%

Men's national futsal team

The Bhutan national futsal team represents Bhutan in men's international futsal. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Bhutan, the Bhutan Football Federation, which is currently a member of the Asian Football Federation and the regional body the South Asian Football Federation. Futsal is very much in an embryonic stage of development in Bhutan, with the team only having played eight competitive matches in their history, losing all of them. The country currently lacks anything like the level of facilities found in other nations where the game is more developed, with competitions being held in the car park of Changlimithang. A national team was selected at very short notice for the fourth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Incheon, Korea in 2013. In their first game, they were soundly beaten 29-1 by Thailand, despite scoring through Dawa Dhendup in the first minute. The team is currently ranked 150th and last in the world futsal rankings, although this is a provisional ranking as the team have not played the minimum ten matches required for a formal ranking.

2000s

2005

2010s

Records

By competition

As at 23 July 2014:
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
AFC Futsal Championship 6 0 0 6 13 73 -60 0% 100%
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2 0 0 2 1 45 -44 0% 100%
Total 8 0 0 8 14 118 -104 0% 100%

By opponent

As at 23 July 2014:[11]
Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff Win % Loss %
Malaysia 1 0 0 1 0 16 -16 0% 100%
Thailand 1 0 0 1 1 29 -28 0% 100%
Iraq 1 0 0 1 4 10 -6 0% 100%
Vietnam 1 0 0 1 3 6 -3 0% 100%
Philippines 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0% 100%
Kuwait 1 0 0 1 1 13 -12 0% 100%
Lebanon 1 0 0 1 2 14 -12 0% 100%
Iran 1 0 0 1 2 27 -25 0% 100%
Total 8 0 0 8 14 118 -104 0% 100%

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Bhutan - Ranking". fifa.com.  
  2. ^ "FIFA / Coca Cola World Ranking". fifa.com.  
  3. ^ a b "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. World Football Elo Ratings web site and Advanced Satellite Consulting. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "A look at football in Bhutan". raonline.ch. RA Online / Kuensel. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Bhutan national football team statistics and records: top scorers archive
  6. ^ "FIFA Factsheet - Biggest margin victories/losses". fifa.com.  
  7. ^ a b Stokkermans, Karel; Jigmi, Sonam (19 Sep 2013). "Bhutan 2011". www.rsssf.com.  
  8. ^ Stokkermans, Karel; Nima, Chokey (27 Aug 2010). "Bhutan 2009". www.rsssf.com.  
  9. ^ a b Schöggl, Hans; Stokkermans, Karel; Jigmi, Sonam (28 Feb 2013). "Bhutan 2012". www.rsssf.com.  
  10. ^ Zlotkowski, Andre; Di Maggio, Roberto (15 July 2011). "Asian U-17 Championship 2008". www.rsssf.com.  
  11. ^ "Bhutan International Match Statistics". futsalplanet.com. Futsal Planet. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

External Links

  • Men's senior all-time record and Elo rating
  • Bhutan - List of men's senior international matches at RSSSF
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