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Central African Republic national football team

The Central African Republic national football team, nicknamed Les Fauves, is the national team of the Central African Republic and is controlled by the Central African Football Federation. They are a member of CAF. Despite being traditionally one of the weakest teams in Africa and the world, they recently achieved success. They won the 2009 CEMAC Cup by beating Gabon in the semi-finals and Equatorial Guinea in the final 3–0. Their FIFA ranking rose from 202nd in August 2010 to 89th by July 2011. On 10 October 2010, they earned a shock 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier win at home against Algeria 2–0, which put them top of their qualification group. The team won its first FIFA World Cup qualifier on 2 June 2012 after beating Botswana 2–0 at home.

Central African Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Fauves
(The Wild Beasts)
AssociationCentral African Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationUNIFFAC
(Central Africa)
Head coachvacant
CaptainGeoffrey Kondogbia
Home stadiumBarthélémy Boganda Stadium
FIFA codeCTA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 112 Steady (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest49 (October 2012)
Lowest202 (July–September 2009, March–August 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 124 Increase 5 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest79 (1956)
Lowest164 (2007–2009)
First international
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)[3]
Biggest win
Ubangi-Shari 5–1 French Cameroon
(Ubangi-Shari; unknown date 1956)
Biggest defeat
 Ivory Coast 11–0  Central African Republic
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; December 27, 1961)

Contents

AchievementsEdit

CEMAC Cup :
  • 1 Time Champion (2009)
  • 1 Time Runners-up (2003)
UNIFAC Cup (1999):
  • Runners-up

Competitive recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1974 Did not enter Did not enter
  1978 Withdrew Withdrew
  1982 Disqualified during qualifying Disqualified during qualifying
  1986 Did not enter Did not enter
  1990
  1994
  1998
    2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 4
  2006 Withdrew Withdrew
  2010
  2014 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 8 10
  2018 2 0 1 1 2 5
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 10 2 2 6 11 19

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 to   1972 Did not enter
  1974 Disqualified during qualifying
  1976 Withdrew
  1978 to   1986 Did not enter
  1988 Did not qualify
  1990 Did not enter
  1992
  1994
  1996 Withdrew
  1998 Disqualified during qualifying
    2000 Withdrew
  2002 Did not qualify
  2004
  2006 Withdrew
  2008 Did not enter
  2010 Withdrew
    2012 Did not qualify
  2013
  2015
  2017
  2019
  2021 To be determined
  2023 To be determined
Total 0/31

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 24 March 2019[4]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Algeria 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3
  Angola 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1
  Botswana 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
  Burkina Faso 5 1 1 3 4 9 −5
  Cameroon 9 2 1 6 14 26 −12
  Chad 8 3 1 4 12 11 +1
  Congo 14 1 1 12 12 33 −21
  DR Congo 7 1 1 5 7 24 −17
  Equatorial Guinea 4 0 2 2 6 11 −5
  Egypt 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
  Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
  Gabon 13 3 4 6 13 20 −7
  Gambia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
  Guinea 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
  Guinea-Bissau 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
  Ivory Coast 5 1 1 3 5 19 −14
  Kenya 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
  Liberia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
  Libya 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Madagascar 5 2 2 1 9 8 +1
  Mali 2 0 0 2 4 7 −3
  Malta 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
  Morocco 3 0 2 1 0 4 −4
  Mozambique 2 0 1 1 1 2 −2
  Rwanda 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1
  São Tomé and Príncipe 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
  Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  South Africa 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
  Tanzania 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
  Togo 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Tunisia 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  Zimbabwe 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
Total 112 23 24 65 124 231 −107

Recent resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following squad has been selected for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Guinea on 24 March 2019.[5]

Caps and goals as of 18 November 2018, after the match vs. Rwanda.[6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Geoffrey Lembet (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 30) 30 0   Sedan
1 1GK Elvis Samolah (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Anges de Fatima

5 2DF Éloge Enza Yamissi (1983-01-23) 23 January 1983 (age 36) 29 1   Annecy
11 2DF Franklin Anzité (1985-11-02) 2 November 1985 (age 33) 33 0   Selangor
3 2DF Cyriaque Mayounga (2000-10-04) 4 October 2000 (age 18) 2 0   Lyon
4 2DF Dylan Mboumbouni (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Lyon
6 2DF Cédric Yambéré (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 28) 5 0   Granada
2 2DF Saint Cyr Ngam (1993-01-27) 27 January 1993 (age 26) 14 0   Olympic Real de Bangui
20 2DF Thibaut Ban (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Fatima
15 2DF Sadock Ndobé (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Fatima

21 3MF Amos Youga (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 26) 13 0   Le Havre
19 3MF Geoffrey Kondogbia (Captain) (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 26) 4 1   Valencia
12 3MF Trésor Toropité (1996-07-31) 31 July 1996 (age 22) 5 1   DFC8
14 3MF Saint-Fort Dimokoyen (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Fatima
8 3MF Vianney Mabidé (1988-08-31) 31 August 1988 (age 30) 22 4 Free agent

10 4FW Foxi Kéthévoama (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 32) 35 8   Balıkesirspor
17 4FW Frédéric Nimani (1988-10-08) 8 October 1988 (age 30) 5 0   Neuchâtel Xamax
7 4FW Quentin Ngakoutou (1994-05-10) 10 May 1994 (age 25) 3 0 Free agent

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for Central Africa in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up




DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player has retired from international football.
SUS Suspended from the national team.

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ Barrie Courtney. "Central African Republic – List of International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
  4. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Central African Republic". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  5. ^ "CAN 2019-Centrafrique : avec Kondogbia, Yambéré et Nimani contre la Guinée". 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ "CAR national football team 2018". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams.
  7. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=276416/match=300335104/report.html

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