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The Eswatini national football team, nicknamed Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield),[4] is the national team of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, and is controlled by the Eswatini Football Association. It has never qualified for the World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations finals. Swaziland's best performance in an international tournament is a semi-final finish in the COSAFA Cup.

Eswatini
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Sihlangu Semnikati (King's Shield)
AssociationEswatini Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coachKosta Papić[1]
CaptainSiyabonga Mdluli
Home stadiumSomhlolo National Stadium
FIFA codeSWZ
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 143 Decrease 3 (4 April 2019)[2]
Highest88 (April–May 2017)
Lowest190 (September–October 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 161 Decrease 25 (27 March 2019)[3]
Highest117 (25 June 2016)
Lowest181 (2013)
First international
United Kingdom Swaziland 2–0 Malawi 
(Swaziland; 1 May 1968)
Biggest win
 Djibouti 0–6 Swaziland 
(Djibouti; 9 October 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 10–0 Swaziland 
(Alexandria, Egypt; 22 March 2013)

However, on 8 June 2008 they achieved their first win in a World Cup qualifier since 1992, beating 2006 finalists Togo 2–1 on home soil.

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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 Declined participation Declined participation
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 1 5
  1998 2 0 0 2 0 3
    2002 2 0 0 2 1 8
  2006 2 0 1 1 1 4
  2010 4 1 1 2 2 8
  2014 2 0 0 2 2 8
  2018 4 2 1 1 8 3
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 19 4 4 11 15 39

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

Africa Cup of Nations record
Host nation(s) / Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 to   1982 Did not enter
  1984 Withdrew
  1986 Did not qualify
  1988 Did not enter
  1990 Did not qualify
  1992
  1994 Did not enter
  1996 Withdrew
  1998 Did not enter
    2000 to
    2012
Did not qualify
  2013 Withdrew
  2015 Did not qualify
  2017
  2019
  2021 To be determined
  2023
  2025
Total 0/32

CoachesEdit

Recent resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46618188
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ zana-arts Archived 2006-09-25 at the Wayback Machine