Having long been strugglers even in regional competition, Laos' chances to make an impact on the continental front are slim. With a population of a little less than seven million, they face a major challenge within south-east Asia, and have never reached the continental stage. Their attempts in qualifying for the past two FIFA World Cups™ have ended in ongoing disappointment, losing twelve from a total of 14 matches. And they did no better on the road to Brazil 2014, losing 13-3 on aggregate to China PR.
Best performance in a FIFA competition: None
Former stars: Visay Phaphouvanin, Nitsavong Khouphachansy