Toshiya Miura Soccer Player
Toshiya Miura is a Japanese football manager who is currently the manager of the Vietnam national team.
Vietnam national football team Football
The Vietnam National Football Team (Vietnamese: Đội tuyển bóng đá quốc gia Việt Nam) is the national football team representing Vietnam and is managed by the Vietnam Football Federation. In the FIFA World Rankings, Vietnam's highest standing was in the first release of the figures, in September 1998, at 84th. The team is currently ranked 98th in the World, 15th in Asia and 1st in Southeast Asia by FIFA (June 2012). While Vietnam was split into North and South Vietnam, two national teams existed and both were controlled by similar Vietnam Football Associations. After the two countries unified in 1976 the VFA was renamed to Vietnam Football Federation. The team has no specific nickname. Fans and media call the team "Đội tuyển túc cầu quốc gia Việt Nam" which was often used in the past, especially in South Vietnam and the word "túc cầu" (football) is still often used today by many Vietnamese outside of Vietnam. Fans and media today normally call the national team "Football team representing Vietnam" (Đội tuyển bóng đá quốc gia Việt Nam) or "Team representing Vietnam" (Đội tuyển Việt Nam) for short. The word "bóng đá" is how Vietnamese say "football" today.