Equipe A : 2015 TIMOR LESTE Selecao (Dream Team)

October 1, 2015

Gleno (2 October 2015)– Here are the photos of The Current Timor Leste Men Senior National Football Team (PLAYERS) who will be playing against Palestine, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates in 2018 FIFA World Cup/ 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification.



2 Row to 3 Row: DEFENDERS

Equipe de defesa TLS 2015


1 Row to 2 Row: MIDFIELDERS

3 Row to 4 Row: STRIKERS (FORWARD)

Equipe de ataque TLS 2015


Timor Leste Senior Team gear up to qualify ASIAN CUP with Italian Guidance

September 9, 2015

Dili ( 9 September 2015) – Thirty three Senior Men National players have been called for centralized training at Dili National Stadium in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup/ 2019 AFC Asian Cup from 8 October to 12 November.

The Federacao Futebol de Timor Leste (FFTL) have called players from European countries and Brazil. These players are equipped with experienced and talents. The name of the players in the senior team in under the Roster Picture. The players will face-off with Palestine on 8 October, Malaysia on 13 October, United Arab Emirates on 12 November.

Roster da Equipe TLS 1

Roster da Equipe TLS 2


FFTL have new three coach staffs that are from Italy. These coaches are under contracted with LEGA ITALIANA CALCIO PROFESSIONISTICO (Lega Pro)/FFTL, it lasted up to 3 years period. The coaches are professional and experienced.

Lega Pro ITA letter


Coaches Name:

PAOLO STRINGARA (Age: 53)- Technical Director:  A former coach of A.S.D Barletta 1922 and a defender in 1991 of Inter Milan which the club won the UEFA Cup 1990/1991.

Stringara Quote

LUCIANO FOSCHI (Age:48)- Head Coach:  A former coach of Savona F.B.C and a defender at A.S. Viterbese Calcio in 1996 to 1999.

luciano foschi


Foschi Quote

OMERLANIO TODBISTERIO (Age: 43)- Assistant Coach: a former famous midfielder at Lupa Roma F.C in 1994 to 2001. Former 2010-2012 head coach of S.S. Juve Stabia.

Currently, Timor Leste Senior Men Team are on fourth in the table group. So far, Timor Leste in the last 3 matches have gain a drawn with Malaysia and two lost from United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Now, the FFTL leader want to gear up to qualify at 2019 AFC Asian Cup. FFTL leader are determined to win all of the next five matches.

Florindo Quote

ASEAN Countries in Mitre until 2026

November 10, 2014

 London (10 Nov 2014) – Mitre have partnered with six ASEAN countries to provided a football apparels and accessories. These six ASEAN countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam; which each of these countries signed a ten years contract with Mitre. “it was the best deal ever which is too good to pass and Mitre is providing us with three jerseys of home, away and third also same as the goalkeeper jerseys” said Dr. Tran Quoc Tuan, Executive officer of Vietnam Football Federation. The contracts will start in 2016 until end in 2026. Mitre will supply the six ASEAN countries national team shirt for U-16, U-19, U-23, senior men, women and the futsal teams. The contract will provided the national teams with all new Mitre persona touch which incorporates world-leading technology updates and innovative and modern design that help to enhance movement and overall performance on the pitch.” We will not provide our new partners with basic templates but we will design a jersey that would be fitted on the cultures of each six countries in ASEAN” said  Henry Brandine, Mitre director of Asian-Pacific.

Mitre of ASEAN

The six ASEAN countries are categories as “Fun Colours Teams” in Mitre Persona Touch.”Finally we could see the different persona design on each of six jersey” said Joko Priyono, a member of PSSI. The offer of contract is about GBP 38.5 million (USD 61.2 million) to each the FA of six countries over the ten years.

FIFA Warns Timor Leste of Possible Suspension

January 7, 2014

Dili (8 January 2014) – FIFA have warned the Football Federation of Timor Leste (FFTL) of possible suspension if they fail to follow the decisions from FIFA which to overthrown all the members of FFTL’s executive committee. FIFA have discover the corruption in FFTL which the President of FFTL use the money from FIFA to spent on his personalty luxury.


World football governing body FIFA has banned President Francisco Lay Kalbuadi for bribery and corruption and other charges.FIFA also banned the members of the executive committee of FFTL in which they failed to report of the corruption in their federation.


FFTL president Kalbuadi has reportedly taken money of $50,000 from former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam. FIFA stated that Kalbuadi had broken the law. Kalbuadi could be facing lifetime ban.


But in spite of the ban, FIFA have approve all the candidates of Normalization Committee in which been selected by National Football Council of Timor Leste (NFC).

Here are the names of normalization committee:

President: Egas Alves, Vice President: Antonio Ramos,General Secretary: Pedro Ximenes, Media Officer: Becky Ribiero, Treasurer: Adelino Soares.



National Football Council of Timor Leste is governing football that control the professional football league and provide finance for FFTL. NFC hold the national football congress in Timor Leste. NFC office is located at Gleno, which is 30 km  to the southwest of the national capital, Dili.



NFC have already plan for developing professional football league with 24 teams. “The football league will start on mid June 2014, but I believe it wont start this year, it will start next year in 2015” said Juca Leo O’Malley President of NFC.


Pro Liga Toyota de Timor Leste is a professional football league representing the sport’s highest level in the Timor Leste and West Timor & Sumba, Indonesia. Sanctioned by the Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste( FFTL) and National Football Council of Timor Leste, the league is composed of 27 teams — 22 in the Timor Leste and 5 in West Timor, Flores & Sumba. Toyota is the sponsor of the football league.

U.S Alas

A.D. Army

PS Atambua ( West Timor )

Aviacao Timor FC

Balibo Sporting

São Napoleão Bazartete F.C.

FC Baucau

A.F. Internacional Dili

A.S. Dili Porto

Real Ermera Lions

S.E. Gleno

Persekafa Sparta Kefamenamu ( West Timor )

Persiku Dynamo Kupang ( West Timor)

A.E Laclo

C.D. Lautem Jaguares

U.S Lospalos

Vitoria Maliana SC

Tigres Maubara FC

Nacional Policia SC

Oecusse City FC

Pante Macassar FC

U.S. Remexio

Perserut Gamax Ruteng (Flores)

Vemasse Python

Vera Cruz Union

Rubin Viqueque FC

PS Waibakul ( Sumba)


NFC have promised to build a 50,000 capacity of Stadium in Bacau. The Stadium name is Estadio Timor Soul.



The Chinese will also build stadium for Timor Leste. A Chinese Company through the Chinese ambassador to Timor-Leste has submitted a proposal to the State Secretariat of Youth and Sport to construct a new-international standard foot ball stadium in Tasitolu. The construction of the stadium is free of charge. The Government of China had constructed numbers of buildings to be used for state institutional activities.


Indonesia/Singapore 14-16 Nike Football Uniforms Design Leaked

October 24, 2013

Palembang (25 Oct 2013) — Here are the pictures of the design of Indonesia and Singapore  2014-2016 football uniforms made by Nike. These are leaked pictures, so we have to wait for the official launch to be sure. 





The new Indonesia 2014-2016 football uniforms is a stylish and a classic that celebrated  the 70th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independent at August 17, 1945. The PSSI (Football Association of Indonesia) commemorate the nation Independent by conveying the first football uniform which were red shirt with a white polo collar, white border on the sleeves and white horizontal chest stripe, with the Garuda Crest in the center, white shorts and red socks. The team wore this first uniform as a new nation of Indonesia when it play against India in March 4, 1951 at the Asian Games where they  were thrashed 3-0 by their opponent. Despite of the lost, the team learn great lesson and their uniform were symbolic of the new national football team of Indonesia. 

The home uniform of Indonesia is red with a green crew neck collar, modern green graphic fade stripe featured on the sleeves and a white chest stripe, with the  Garuda Crest in the center, white shorts and red socks.


The away uniform of Indonesia is white with a red crew neck collar, modern red graphic fade stripe featured on the sleeves and a green chest stripe, with the  Garuda Crest in the center, green shorts and white socks.


In line with Nike’s commitment to superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts is made with 100 percent recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96 percent recycled polyester.  Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.

The kit is constructed using Nike Dri-FIT technology to wick moisture and is made out of 23 percent lighter fabric with 20 percent stronger knit structure than Nike’s previous kits. The shirt also features laser-cut ventilation holes that promote localized cooling to help regulate players’ body temperature during a match.



Singapore’s new football uniforms represents the country football heritage and national symbols in a contemporary and stylish new design. Singapore have won four times at their regional competition (ASEAN Football Championship Cup which are AFF Suzuki Cup or Tiger Cup), 1998,2004,2007 and 2012. In 2004 Tiger Cup, Singapore wore their famous uniforms which they won as the winner of the tournament at that year. The FAS (Football Association of Singapore) want to bring back their famous jersey with little twist of modern 21 century elegant design. 






The new uniforms will be worn during the 2014 AFF Cup, the tenth edition of the ASEAN Football Championship, the football championship of Southeast Asia. It will be co-hosted by Singapore and Vietnam and will take place from November to December 2014.



2013 SEA Games: Muslim Athletes threatened by Buddhist Extremist

May 30, 2013

Yangon ( 5/30/2013) – Muslim Athletes from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia are being threaten by Burmese Buddhist Extremist. The threat are very dangerous and unsafe. The Burmese Buddhist Extremist are in favor of no Muslims coming to Myanmar for the  2013 Southeast Asian Games in mid December. These Extremist has warned the public to harassed any Muslim that are in the street. In addition, these Extremist have also started Anti-Muslim movement which they destroy mosques, burn the Al-Quran, burn all the flag of Muslim’s Country and public beating of fellow Muslim Individual.


Mook Whait Sanko a leader of Pure Myanmar Buddhist (a Anti-Muslim group) spoke-person said  “We do not want any Muslim in our land no more. We are sick of them. We will do our best to remove these Muslim dog of our beloved country”


Pure Myanmar Buddhist a group of Anti-Muslim in Myanmar have shown large demonstration of Anti-Muslim propaganda which they claimed to torture Muslim Individual, destroying property of Muslim Individual and Mosques. The Pure Myanmar Buddhist have threaten Muslim Athletes from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia not to come Myanmar at 2013 SEA Games because they do not want any Muslim to participated in any competition during the Southeast Asian Games. They felt that these Muslim are cheating at every competition and they have suspected that the Muslim Athletes use a superpower.


Japar Bin Bangkol of Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council, Rita Subowo of Komite Olahraga Nasional Indonesia, and Prince Tunku Imran of Olympic Council of Malaysia have expressed their concern to the official community of Myanmar 2013 SEA Games about the safety of all the Muslim athletes. Each of them want more body guards and securities for their athletes. If the official community of the SEA Games does not granted the safety of the Muslim Athletes, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia would dropped off from the 2013 SEA Games.


Zak Win Soe a general promoter event of 2013 SEA Games told us “We will try with all our power to keep all the athletes safe from being hurt or being in danger. It is not promise but we will maintain a safe environment at this year SEA Games”

The 2013 Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony will be on 11 December 2013.

AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 : Introducing New Format and China as invitee team

May 6, 2013

Kuala Lumpur (5/7/2013)- The ASEAN Football Federation have created new format for the the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. The new format will have three groups of four teams, with three group winners  plus the one best second-placed teams will qualify for the Semi-Finals. In addition, the whole tournament will play a double round robin for the group stage and two legged home and away matches for Semi-Finals & Final of the competition. Image

Brig Gen Khiev Sameth, a vice president of ASEAN Football Federation said this format will be a new thing to every teams and the tournament. This would be an interesting tournament to watch in our region and also it will give an opportunity to those teams that have not shown their skills in AFF Suzuki Cup.

We also invited China to this tournament so that we would have 12 even teams on the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. China have always been a good friend to our region in Southeast Asian that all the countries from here have great relationship with them. I’m honored to have them aboard in AFF Suzuki Cup. We are looking forward to this AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 next year. We hope we could bring a lot of viewer and fans.

Jian Zhang, a vice president of China PR (Chinese Football Association) is pleased that his team are part of AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. Zhang said he would watch his team at this tournament and cheered for his team.


The official draw of  AFF Suzuki Cup will be on 12 July 2014 and The tournament will be slanted on 27 October to 9 December of 2014.  Both Singapore and Vietnam the host of these tournament will be providing three venues of stadiums each ( 6 venues stadiums in total).  Singapore Sports Hub Stadium & My Dinh National Stadium are the main venue,  Jalan Besar Stadium & Thong Nhat Stadium are the secondary stadiums and Bishan Stadium & Hang Day Stadium are third stadiums.

Philippines given green light to host next AFF Suzuki Cup

December 26, 2012


Kuala Lumpur ( 26 December 2012) – The Philippines Football Federation was given the right to bid to host 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup after ASEAN Football Federation accepted their letter of nominations.Philippines would host their first time of a biennial regional football tournament of Southeast Asia. Philippines and Singapore will not be hosting together because Singapore and Vietnam have already submitted their hosting application to ASEAN Football Federation. However, AFF have declared Philippines and Malaysia to join the bidding along with Singapore and Vietnam to host AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. This would be very interesting dual clash of the four countries becoming the next host of ASEAN Football Championship Cup( AFF Suzuki Cup). Only the AFF Committees would determined which of these two candidates will host the next tournament; the committees will vote at next AFF Council for session 2013 on the month of February. The Football Association of Malaysia and The Philippines Football Federation will need submit their hosting application to ASEAN Football Federation before on January 14, 2013.


 Philippines Football Federation (PFF) general secretary Edwin Gastanes said ” I’m very honored for AFF given us the green light to bid to host AFF Suzuki Cup 2014. This will be our first time to host a regional football tournament in here. This is good present after all and Malaysia is prefect counterparts” 







PFF and FAS to seek to host 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup

December 21, 2012

Kuala Lumpur ( 21 December 2012) – The Philippines Football Federation and Football Association of Singapore are bidding to host the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup, a biennial regional football tournament of Southeast Asia. The Philippines will host their first time of Asean Football Federation (AFF) championship and Singapore a co-host of 1996 Tiger Cup ( formerly name of AFF Championship), 2002 Tiger Cup and 2007 AFF Championship Cup will host their fourth time of the biennial regional tournament.



Philippines Football Federation (PFF) vice-president Ismael Batiles said ” We want to bring AFF Suzuki Cup back home to the Philippines because football are becoming popular in here and the youth have participated a lot of football clinic. It really the  right time,  we  bring football as popular sports like basketball” . The Philippines national football team aka the Azkals are regional most improvement team. In 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, the Azkals defeated Vietnam a champions of 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup at the group stage, it was one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament. The team reach the knockout stage for first time, eventually losing to Indonesia in the semifinals. The 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, the Azkals also were in the semifinal, the first leg of semifinal Philippines were drawn to Singapore 0-0 at Rizal Memorial Stadium; Singapore won the semifinals though by winning the return leg in Singapore, 1–0.


Football Association of Singapore (FAS) general secretary Winston Lee said ” It’s good idea we come back as the host of this wonderful biennial football tournament. We already win the first leg of finals against Thailand 3-1 and i hope we could win the second leg of the final as the Champion of 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.Philippines is very good team and I’m very delighted that we co-host with them.”


Both of the PFF and FAS leaders have agree to use their new stadiums, Philippines Arena and Singapore Sports Hubs as primary venue of 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup. Jalan Besar Stadium and Rizal Memorial Stadium would be the second venue.


Alcantara: Selecao Timor leste are ready more and ever

September 26, 2012

DILI( 26 Sept 2012) – Emerson Alcantara of Brazil is not recognizably coach but now he has been charged to lead the campaign for Timor Leste at AFF Suzuki Cup. Emerson started his coaching career in 2005 with a small club, Sport Clube Ipanema, before moving to XV de Piraciceabea a club playing in the Sao Paulo state championship. In 2011 to 2012, He took a job at North Stars FC of Trinidad and Tobogo and he is now focusing his talents on leading Timor Leste to the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualification.



 Nacional Esportes novidades  de Timor Leste- NENTL  met up with the respected head coach , which got off to magnificent start when he led XV de Piraciceabea finished fourth in the regional league of Sao Paulo state championship in 2009.

NENTL: Let’s start by discussing your role as Timor Leste coach. How do you rate your side’s chances of qualifying for 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup?

Emerson Alcantara:  It’s the hardest task for the selecao to be at the moment.  However, I do believe in all my players because they will do their best to get qualify. We are prepared more than ever for this battle. We started our training in Dili since early July. We have no fear of any selection but respect them. I think the toughest to beat is Myanmar. Myanmar has good numbers of attackers and they are very strong team.

NENTL:  What strategy have you adopted for the qualifying campaign?

Emerson Alcantara:  We know the qualifiers are difficult and it requires the best possible preparation. Since arriving in Timor Leste, I’ve endeavored to change the mentality and strength of the players. I want them to understand that each match is important. I also want each of them to become a great player. I think all teams have chance to qualify and our goals is to get the 9 points or 7 points because when you do not play to win the minimum you have a draw.

NENTL: Do you think Selecao Timor Leste will win their opening match of qualifier against Cambodia?

Emerson Alcantara: As I said before, we are prepared more than ever for this battle. I believe 100% in all my players will do their best. We have no fear on Cambodia Selection but to respect them. In addition, we need to win this opening match in order to reach our goal which is getting 9 points or 7 points.



The AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier will start in one week less, Timor Leste will bring 28 players squad including star striker Murilo de Almeida who score three goals in the 2011 SEA Games.

The Timorese, who failed to qualify the AFF Suzuki Cup finals two years ago, will participate in friendly match with Indonesia team in Yangon, Myanmar on October 6.

Two year on 21 November 2010, Timor Leste was thrashed by Indonesia 6-0 while campaign friendly match in Palembang.

Selecao Timor Leste started their training camp in Dili on early July, which many oversea halfblooded players and local player participated.

Three players of oversea halfblooded players Leroy Guerreiro, Alan Leandro and Antonio Marcos Sousa missed the training camp due to their personal problem.

Timor Leste meets Cambodia in their opening clash on October 5 before taking on Myanmar, Laos and hosts Brunei.

The top two teams from the qualifiers will earn spots in the AFF Suzuki Cup to be held in Thailand and Malaysia from November 24 to December 22.

The winners will compete in the Bangkok-based Group A alongside three-time champions Thailand, 2008 winners Vietnam and the Philippines, while the second-placed team will join defending champions Malaysia, 2010 runners-up Indonesia and Singapore, triumphant in 1998, 2004 and 2007, for matches in Kuala Lumpur.



Timor Leste Squad:

Goalkeeper- Diamantino Leong, Emerson Cesario (Brazil), Ramos Maxanches, Julia Monteiro

Defender- Raul Isac (Australia), Nazario do Carmo, Welington Rocha (Brazil), Salvador Carlos, Ramon Saro (Brazil), De Jesus, Juvito, Miguel Santos Soares

Midfielder- Adelino Trindade, Paulo Helber (Brazil), Cipriano Branco, Entil, Jose Joao Pereira,  Asanco, Boavida Olegario, Diogo Rangel (Brazil)

Forward- Luzinho (Australia), Jesse Pinto (Australia), Anggisu Barbosa, Emilo da Silva, Quito, Jose Vides (Brazil), Murilo de Almeida (Brazil)