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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 (8)
Home stadiumStade Said Mohamed Cheikh
FIFA codeCOM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 147 Decrease 5 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest127 (October 2017)
Lowest207 (December 2006)
Elo ranking
Current 182 Increase 3 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest177 (November 2018)
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.

Competition recordsEdit

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 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Cameroon on 23 March 2019.
Caps and goals updated as of 17 November 2018, after the game against Malawi.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club


1 1GK Salim Ben Boina (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 27) 8 0   Martigues
23 1GK Ali Ahamada (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 27) 15 0   Kongsvinger

3 2DF Chaker Alhadhur (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 27) 22 1   Caen
6 2DF Nadjim Abdou (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 34) 23 0   Martigues
12 2DF Kassim M'Dahoma (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 22) 3 0   Boulogne
15 2DF Benjaloud Youssouf (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 25) 12 1   Auxerre
20 2DF Kevin Moihedja (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Luceafărul
27 2DF Kassim Abdallah (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 32) 20 0   Athlético Marseille
29 2DF Abdallah Ali Mohamed (1999-04-11) 11 April 1999 (age 20) 5 0   Olympique de Marseille B
21 2DF Salim Moizini (1985-10-17) 17 October 1985 (age 33) 0 0   Lyon Duchère A.S.

8 3MF Fouad Bachirou (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 29) 18 0   Malmö FF
10 3MF Youssouf M'Changama (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 29 5   Grenoble
13 3MF Rafidine Abdullah (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25) 7 0 Free agent
14 3MF Halifa Soulé (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 28) 11 0   Ayia Napa
18 3MF Aadil Assana (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 26) 4 0   Marignane Gignac

7 4FW Faïz Selemani (1993-11-14) 14 November 1993 (age 25) 4 0   Lorient
26 4FW Ali M'Madi (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 29) 17 0   FC Villefranche
17 4FW Nasser Chamed (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 25) 15 1   Gaz Metan Mediaș
19 4FW Mohamed Youssouf (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 31) 20 1   Ajaccio
4FW Ibroihim Youssouf (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 25) 3 0   African Stars F.C.

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 Moussa Issihaka 0 0   US Zilimadjou v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018

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 Faouz Faidine Attoumane (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 25) 13 0   Élan Club v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018
DF Habib Youssouf (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Volcan Club v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018
DF Ahmed Soilihi (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 22) 3 0   Athlético Marseille v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
DF Bakri Youssouf (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 22) 0 0   Élan Club v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018
DF Saïd Hassani 0 0   Enfant des Comores v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018

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 Fasoiha Goula Soilihi (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 28) 8 0   Zilimadjou v.   Malawi, 17 November 2018

FW Nabil Ali M'Changama (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 22) 0 0   Volcan Club v.   Cameroon, 8 September 2018
FW Mohamed M'Changama (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 31) 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 20) 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 29) 16 8   Red Star Belgrade v.   Cameroon, 23 March 2019 SUS

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. 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. ^ Vickers, Steve (2009-10-24). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Comoros make steps forward". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

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