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The Comoros national football team is the national football team of Comoros, which is controlled by the Comoros Football Federation.[3] It was formed in 1979, joined the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2003, and became a FIFA member in 2005.

Comoros
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Coelacantes
AssociationComoros Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coachAmir Abdou
CaptainNadjim Abdou
Most capsYoussouf M'Changama (28)
Top scorerEl Fardou Ben Nabouhane (18)
Home stadiumStade Said Mohamed Cheikh
FIFA codeCOM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 146 Increase 2 (25 July 2019)[1]
Highest127 (October 2017)
Lowest207 (December 2006)
Elo ranking
Current 176 Increase 12 (20 August 2019)[2]
Highest172 (August 1979)
Lowest208 (September 2003)
First international
 Mauritius 3–0 Comoros Comoros
(Réunion; August 26, 1979)
Biggest win
Comoros Comoros 4–2 Djibouti 
(Sana'a, Yemen; December 17, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Mauritius 6–1 Comoros Comoros
(Réunion; August 31, 1979)
 Madagascar 5–0 Comoros Comoros
(Seychelles; August 20, 1993)
 Mauritius 5–0 Comoros Comoros
(Mauritius; September 4, 2003)

Contents

HistoryEdit

Comoros played their first matches in the 1979 Indian Ocean Island Games. Those were the only games they played until qualification for the 2009 Arab Nations Cup in 2006. Those two matches were their first two matches with full FIFA recognition, and included a 4–2 victory over Djibouti, which is considered the largest win in the Comorian team's history.In 2007, Comoros first entered qualification for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations for the 2010 tournaments, but lost in the preliminary round 2–10 on aggregate to Madagascar. ==

Comoros only plays in a few tournaments, including the Indian Ocean Island Games since 1979, in all eight times; the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2008 and 2009; and the Arab Nations Cup only in 2009. There has not been an Arab Nations Cup since.

Competitive recordEdit

ScheduleEdit

Recent resultsEdit

2011 Indian Ocean Island GamesEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
  Mauritius 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Comoros 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
  Maldives 3 0 2 1 4 8 −4 2

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)Edit

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Zambia 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13
  Libya 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
  Mozambique 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
  Comoros 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1

Head-to-Head Records against other countriesEdit

As of 2018

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
  Botswana 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Cameroon 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
  Djibouti 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
  Eswatini 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  Kenya 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
  Lesotho 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
  Libya 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
  Madagascar 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20
  Malawi 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
  Maldives 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1
  Mauritania 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
  Mauritius 6 0 0 6 1 20 −19
  Morocco 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
  Mozambique 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5
  Namibia 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4
  Réunion 6 1 1 4 3 13 −10
  Seychelles 5 1 1 3 3 9 −6
  Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
  Zambia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
18 Countries 49 8 9 32 32 104 −73

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called for the 2019 COSAFA Cup.
Caps and goals updated as of 23 March 2019, after the game against Cameroon.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Moussa Issihaka (1992-05-24) 24 May 1992 (age 27) 0 0   US Zilimadjou
16 1GK Fahad Mohamed (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 32) 0 0   Ngaya Club

2 2DF Mohamed Zamir (1995-10-28) 28 October 1995 (age 23) 0 0   Ngaya Club
3 2DF Bakri Youssouf (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Élan Club
4 2DF Habib Youssouf (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Volcan Club
5 2DF Salif Djaloudi (1989-07-17) 17 July 1989 (age 30) 0 0   Steal Nouvel
14 2DF Malaga Soulaimana (1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 30) 0 0   Fomboni FC
15 2DF Salim Ali Mbaé (1996-02-14) 14 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Apache Club
18 2DF Adrine Saïd Ali (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 29) 0 0   AS Patsy

8 3MF Faouz Faidine Attoumane (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 25) 13 0   Fomboni FC
10 3MF Fasoiha Goula Soilihi (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 28) 8 0   Zilimadjou
11 3MF Nassim Ali Mchangama (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 22) 0 0   Zilimadjou
13 3MF Hachim Elhadad (1995-07-03) 3 July 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Élan Club
19 3MF Nabil Ali M'Changama (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 22) 0 0   Volcan Club
20 3MF Raïdou Boina Bacar (1992-08-04) 4 August 1992 (age 27) 0 0   Fomboni FC

6 4FW Ibroihim Youssouf (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 25) 3 0   African Stars F.C.
7 4FW Chadhuli Mradabi (1989-01-28) 28 January 1989 (age 30) 0 0   Ngaya Club
9 4FW Ibouniyamine Soulaimana (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 23) 0 0   FC Ouani
12 4FW Fadhula Corin Batomanga (1993-04-10) 10 April 1993 (age 26) 0 0   Ngaya Club
17 4FW Mohamed Narcisse Youssouf (1992-08-20) 20 August 1992 (age 27) 0 0   JACM

Recent call-upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Salimo Velonjara (1988-11-10) 10 November 1988 (age 30) 5 0   Volcan Club v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018
GK Fahardine Hassani (1993-11-07) 7 November 1993 (age 25) 2 0   Bourgoin-Jallieu v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018
GK Salim Ben Boina (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 28) 8 0   Martigues v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
GK Ali Ahamada (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 28) 16 0   Kongsvinger v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019

DF Abdallah Imamo (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 26) 0 0   Drancy v.   Morocco, 16 October 2018
DF Camal Youssoufa (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 24) 6 0   Amiens AC v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018
DF Ahmed Soilihi (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 23) 3 0   Athlético Marseille v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
DF Saïd Hassani 0 0   Enfant des Comores v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
DF Chaker Alhadhur (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 27) 23 1   Caen v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
DF Nadjim Abdou (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 35) 24 0   Martigues v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
DF Kassim M'Dahoma (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 22) 4 0   Boulogne v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
DF Benjaloud Youssouf (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 25) 13 1   Auxerre v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
DF Kevin Moihedja (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Luceafărul v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
DF Kassim Abdallah (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 32) 21 0   Athlético Marseille v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
DF Abdallah Ali Mohamed (1999-04-11) 11 April 1999 (age 20) 9 0   Olympique de Marseille B v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
DF Salim Moizini (1985-10-17) 17 October 1985 (age 33) 1 0   Lyon Duchère A.S. v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019

MF Salim Mramboini (1984-08-26) 26 August 1984 (age 34) 13 0   Martigues v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018 INJ
MF Ali Andhumdine Simba (1993-12-26) 26 December 1993 (age 25) 6 0   Volcan Club v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018
MF Ancoub Mze Ali (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 23) 7 0   Nice B v.   Kenya, 24 March 2018
MF Omar M'Dahoma (1987-09-10) 10 September 1987 (age 31) 4 0   Aubagne v.   Kenya, 24 March 2018
MF Nakibou Aboubakari (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 26) 2 0   Guingamp B v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE
MF Fakira Ahmed Hassani 0 0   Zilimadjou v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
MF Fouad Bachirou (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 29) 19 0   Malmö FF v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
MF Youssouf M'Changama (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 30 5   Grenoble v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
MF Rafidine Abdullah (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25) 8 0 Free agent v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
MF Halifa Soulé (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 28) 11 0   Ayia Napa v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
MF Aadil Assana (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 26) 4 0   Marignane Gignac v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019

FW Mohamed M'Changama (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 32) 16 2   Annecy v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE
FW Nasser Daoudou M'Sa (1998-02-26) 26 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Sion v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018 INJ
FW Nordine Ibouroi (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Auxerre v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
FW Djamel Bakar (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 30) 16 2 Free agent v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
FW Saïd Bakari (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 24) 6 0   Waalwijk v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
FW El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 30) 16 8   Red Star Belgrade v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019 SUS
FW Faïz Selemani (1993-11-14) 14 November 1993 (age 25) 5 0   Lorient v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
FW Ali M'Madi (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 29) 18 0   FC Villefranche v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
FW Nasser Chamed (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 25) 16 1   Gaz Metan Mediaș v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019
FW Mohamed Youssouf (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 31) 21 1   Ajaccio v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019

INJ = Withdrew from this squad due to injury
SUS = Serving suspension
PRE = Preliminary squad / standby
RET = Retired from international football

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  3. ^ Vickers, Steve (2009-10-24). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Comoros make steps forward". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

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