Yemen national football team

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Yemen
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Al-Yaman A'Sa'eed
(The Happy Yemen)
(اليمن السعيد)
Al-Shayateen Al-Homr
(The Red Devils) The Qahtani Arabs
(الشياطين الحمر)
AssociationYemen Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachJán Kocian
CaptainAla Al-Sasi
Most capsAla Al-Sasi (87)
Top scorerAli Al-Nono (30)
Home stadiumAlthawra Sports City Stadium
FIFA codeYEM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 143 Decrease 8 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest90 (August – September 1993, November 1993)
Lowest186 (February 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 168 Decrease 2 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest117 (7 November 2010)
Lowest169 (September 2015)
First international
As North Yemen:
 Sudan 9–0 North YemenYemen Arab Republic
(Egypt, 5 September 1965)
As Yemen:
 Malaysia 0–1 Yemen Yemen
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 8 September 1990)
Biggest win
Yemen Yemen 11–2 Bhutan 
(Kuwait City, Kuwait; 18 February 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Libya 16–1 North Yemen Yemen Arab Republic
(Cairo, Egypt; Date Unknown August 1965)
Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultGroup stage, 2019

The Yemen national football team is the national football team of Yemen. Yemen has never been at a FIFA World Cup.

Competition records[change | change source]

World Cup record[change | change source]

World Cup Finals World Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
United States 1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 8 3 2 3 12 13
France 1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 2 2 10 7
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 3 2 1 8 6
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 1 2 3 6 11
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 1 1 2 4 4
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 2 0 1 1 0 2
Total - - - - - - - 32 10 10 12 40 43

AFC Asian Cup record[change | change source]

Asian Cup Finals Asian Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
Japan 1992 Did not enter - - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 1 0 3 2 8
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 2 0 2 14 5
China 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 1 3 15 15
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 0 4 5 13
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 6 2 1 3 7 9
Total Best: - '' '' '' '' '' '' 26 9 2 15 43 50

Gulf Cup of Nations record[change | change source]

Gulf Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Kuwait 2003 7/7 6 0 1 5 2 18
Qatar 2004 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7
United Arab Emirates 2007 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 5
Oman 2009 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
Yemen 2010 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 9
Bahrain 2013 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Best: Group Stage 18 0 3 15 10 50

Arab Nations Cup[change | change source]

Arab Nations Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Lebanon 1963 Did not enter - - - - - -
Kuwait 1964 Did not enter - - - - - -
Iraq 1966 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 24
Saudi Arabia 1985 Did not enter - - - - - -
Jordan 1988 Did not enter - - - - - -
Syria 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Qatar 1998 Withdrew - - - - - -
Kuwait 2002 Group Stage 4 0 1 3 5 13
Saudi Arabia 2012 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 7
Total Best: Group Stage 9 1 1 7 9 43

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.