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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)
Association Yemen Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation WAFF (West Asia)
Head coach Ján Kocian
Captain Ala Al-Sasi
Most caps Ala Al-Sasi (87)
Top scorer Ali Al-Nono (30)
Home stadium Althawra Sports City Stadium
FIFA code YEM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 143 Decrease 8 (7 February 2019)
Highest 90 (August – September 1993, November 1993)
Lowest 186 (February 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 168 Decrease 2 (3 March 2019)
Highest 117 (7 November 2010)
Lowest 169 (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
Appearances 1 (first in 2019)
Best result Group 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

World Cup record

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

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
People's Republic of 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

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

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

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