The Bhutan national football team
is the national team of Bhutan
and is controlled by the Bhutan Football Federation
While a Bhutanese National football team has existed since the 1970s, it was officially founded in 1983 and joined FIFA
On June 30, 2002, the day of the final match of the 2002 World Cup
, Bhutan, then the second-lowest ranked team in the world, recorded their first victory ever. They played against the lowest ranked team, Montserrat
, in a friendly match known jokingly as The Other Final
, winning 4-0 at the Changlimithang Stadium
in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. "The Other Final" was organised by Dutch filmmakers.
Prior to the 2010 World Cup, they were the only FIFA member not to have attempted to qualify for the World Cup. Bhutan withdrew from the 2010 World Cup qualifiers because their stadium would not be ready in time for their matches vs. Kuwait.
Recently the team saw action in the 2008 South Asian Football Federation Cup tournament, reaching the Semifinals, where they lost to India (2 - 1) during stoppage time of extra time.The team also played on 2009 SAFF Cup.
Bhutan all time record against all nations