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French Guiana national football team

The French Guiana national football team (French: sélection de Guyane de football) is the regional team of the French overseas department and region of French Guiana and is controlled by the Ligue de Football de Guyane, the local branch of Fédération Française de Football.

French Guiana
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Yana Dòkòs
AssociationLigue de Football de la Guyane
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Head coachThierry De Neef
CaptainLaurent Ringuet
Home stadiumStade de Baduel
FIFA codeGUF
First colours
Second colours
Elo ranking
Current 132 Decrease 16 (27 March 2019)[1]
Highest110 (June 2017)
Lowest174 (2000)
First international
 French Guiana 1–3 Dutch Guiana 
(French Guiana; January 1, 1936)
Biggest win
 French Guiana 11–1 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 
(Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France; September 26, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 French Guiana 0–9 Dutch Guiana 
(French Guiana; March 19, 1946)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage, 2017

Contents

OverviewEdit

As an overseas department of the French Republic, it is not a member of FIFA. French Guiana is therefore not eligible to enter the World Cup, but French Guianans are eligible to play for the French national football team, as they are French citizens. Bernard Lama and Florent Malouda are two examples of Guianese players who have played for the French national team, the former winning the 1998 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000 and the latter playing as a runner-up during the 2006 World Cup.

However, French Guiana is a member of CONCACAF and CFU, and thus eligible for all competitions organized by both. Indeed, according to the status of the FFF (article 34, paragraph 6): "[...]Under the control of related continental confederations, and with the agreement of the FFF, those leagues can organize international sport events at a regional level or set up teams in order to participate to them."

Gold Cup recordEdit

Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1991 to   2000 Did not qualify
  2002 Did not enter
    2003
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 to   2011 Did not enter
  2013 Did not qualify
    2015 Did not qualify
  2017 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 2 10
    2019 Did not qualify
Total Group stage 1/15 3 0 0 3 2 10

Caribbean Cup recordEdit

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1989 to   1994 Did not qualify
    1995 Group stage 7th 6 1 1 4 9 11
  1996 to     1998 Did not qualify
  1999 Withdrew
  2001 Did not enter
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 to   2010 Did not enter
  2012 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 4 6
  2014 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 7 6
  2017 Third place 3rd 2 1 1 0 2 1
Total Third place 4/19 14 4 3 7 22 24

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

Date Location Opponent Score Competition
30 May 2014   Aruba   British Virgin Islands 6–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
1 June 2014   Aruba   Turks and Caicos Islands 6–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
3 June 2014   Aruba   Aruba 2–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
3 September 2014   Puerto Rico   Grenada 1–1 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
5 September 2014   Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico 2–1 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
7 September 2014   Puerto Rico   Curaçao 0–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
8 October 2014   Haiti   Haiti 2–2 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
10 October 2014   Haiti   Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–2 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
12 October 2014   Haiti   Barbados 2–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
11 November 2014   Jamaica   Cuba 1–1 2014 Caribbean Cup
13 November 2014   Jamaica   Trinidad and Tobago 2–4 2014 Caribbean Cup
15 November 2014   Jamaica   Curaçao 4–1 2014 Caribbean Cup
25 March 2015   French Guiana   Honduras 3–1 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play-off
29 March 2015   Honduras   Honduras 0–3 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play-off
26 March 2016   Bermuda   Bermuda 1–2 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
29 March 2016   French Guiana   Cuba 3–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
7 June 2016   Dominican Republic   Dominican Republic 1–2 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
19 June 2016   French Guiana   Bermuda 3–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
8 October 2016   French Guiana   Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
9 November 2016   Haiti   Haiti 5–2 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
22 June 2017   Martinique   Jamaica 1–1 (2–4 pen.) 2017 Caribbean Cup
25 June 2017   Martinique   Martinique 1–0 2017 Caribbean Cup
7 July 2017   United States   Canada 2–4 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
11 July 2017   United States   Honduras 0–3 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
14 July 2017   United States   Costa Rica 0–3 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5 June 2018   Martinique   Martinique 0–3 Friendly match
7 June 2018   Martinique   Guadeloupe 2–0 Friendly match
18 August 2018   French Guiana   Suriname 0–4 Friendly match
7 September 2018   Anguilla   Anguilla 5–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying
11 October 2018   French Guiana   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0–1 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying
20 November 2018   French Guiana   Guyana 2–1 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying
24 March 2019   Canada   Canada 1–4 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying

^A few days after the original game ended 0–0, CONCACAF awarded Honduras a 3–0 win against French Guiana as a result of French Guiana fielding the ineligible player Florent Malouda, after the match had finished 0–0. Malouda previously had 80 caps with France and did not meet eligibility rules. French Guiana were also fined, and Malouda was banned for 2 CONCACAF Gold Cup matches.

Current squadEdit

The following is the 23-man squad for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Caps and goals as of 7 July 2017 after the match against Canada.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
22 1GK Donovan Léon (1992-11-03)November 3, 1992 (aged 24) 19 0   Brest
1 1GK Simon Lugier (1989-08-02)August 2, 1989 (aged 27) 1 0   Saint-Malo
16 1GK Jean-Banuel Petit-Homme (1990-08-10)August 10, 1990 (aged 26)   Matoury

3 2DF Marvin Torvic (1988-01-05)January 5, 1988 (aged 29) 26 1   Campobasso
6 2DF Kévin Rimane (1991-02-23)February 23, 1991 (aged 26) 18 1   Paris Saint-Germain B
8 2DF Jean-David Legrand (1991-02-23)February 23, 1991 (aged 26) 16 1   Stade Bordelais
14 2DF Grégory Lescot (1989-05-10)May 10, 1989 (aged 28) 14 0   Chartres
7 2DF Anthony Soubervie (1984-04-24)April 24, 1984 (aged 33) 10 1   Chambly
17 2DF Inrick Baal (1992-02-10)February 10, 1992 (aged 25) 3 0   Cayenne
2 2DF Hugues Rosime (1984-09-05)September 5, 1984 (aged 32) 6 0   Matoury

20 3MF Marc Edwige (1986-09-26)September 26, 1986 (aged 30) 18 1   Cayenne
13 3MF Miguel Haabo (1990-09-01)September 1, 1990 (aged 26) 12 1   Black Stars
10 3MF Loïc Baal (1992-01-28)January 28, 1992 (aged 25) 12 1   Belfort
23 3MF Ludovic Baal (1986-05-24)May 24, 1986 (aged 31) 10 3   Rennes
5 3MF Cédric Fabien (1982-01-31)January 31, 1982 (aged 35) 6 0   Tarbes
15 3MF Florent Malouda (1980-06-13)June 13, 1980 (aged 37) 3 0   Differdange 03

4 4FW Rhudy Evens (1988-02-13)February 13, 1988 (aged 29) 42 6   Le Geldar
12 4FW Mickaël Solvi (1987-01-11)January 11, 1987 (aged 30) 14 3   Montjoly
11 4FW Roy Contout (1985-02-11)February 11, 1985 (aged 32) 14 4   Renaissance Berkane
9 4FW Arnold Abelinti (1991-09-09)September 9, 1991 (aged 25) 6 3   Drancy
18 4FW Sloan Privat (1989-07-24)July 24, 1989 (aged 27) 4 7   Guingamp
21 4FW Schaquille Dutard (1996-09-21)September 21, 1996 (aged 20) 4 0   Guingamp B
19 4FW Jules Haabo (1997-04-12)April 12, 1997 (aged 20) 2 0   Étoile Matoury

Recent call-upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Janot Apagui (1983-11-03)November 3, 1983 (aged 33) 6 0   ASU Grand Santi
GK Rudy Merille (1983-03-23)23 March 1983 (aged 31)   Cosma Foot

DF Alain Moges (1992-07-22)22 July 1992 (aged 22)   Calais
DF Albert Ajaisso (1986-11-14)14 November 1986 (aged 27)   Montagnarde
DF Johann Appolinaire   ASC Le Geldar
DF Marvin Desmangles (1987-11-07)7 November 1987 (aged 27)   CSC Cayenne
DF Gary Marigard (1988-01-06)January 6, 1988 (aged 29) 14 0   Quevilly
DF Josué Albert (1992-01-21)January 21, 1992 (aged 25) 1 0   Quevilly
DF Yannick Dorlipo 1 0   Rémire
DF Kristoffer Georgin (1992-08-17)August 17, 1992 (aged 24) 1 0   Le Geldar
DF Yoann Salmier (1992-11-21)November 21, 1992 (aged 24) 1 0   Strasbourg
DF Simon Falette (1992-02-19)February 19, 1992 (aged 25) 0 0   Metz
DF Marc Rifort (1985-08-25)August 25, 1985 (aged 31) 0 0   Matoury

MF Sylvio Breleur (1978-10-13)13 October 1978 (aged 36) Unattached
MF Marc-Arnaud Mona (1984-08-28)28 August 1984 (aged 30)   USL Montjoly
MF Brian Saint-Clair (1985-11-28)28 November 1985 (aged 28)   CSC Cayenne
MF Serge L'Espérance (1982-03-09)March 9, 1982 (aged 35) 30 1   Matoury
MF Sergilio Atooman 3 1   Cosma Foot
MF Éric Sawme (1991-02-14)February 14, 1991 (aged 26) 1 0   Agouado
MF Alain Cetoute   Cayenne

FW Gabriel Pigrée (1985-03-18)18 March 1985 (aged 29)   Lège Cap-Ferret
FW Gary Pigrée (1988-05-22)22 May 1988 (aged 26)   AJ Saint-Georges
FW Alex Éric (1990-09-21)September 21, 1990 (aged 26) 4 0   Matoury
FW Boris Kong (1991-08-05)August 5, 1991 (aged 25) 1 0   RC Paris
FW Thomas Issorat (1993-09-03)September 3, 1993 (aged 23) 1 0   Acren
FW Warren Rino   Saint-Georges
FW Yann Tirilly   Rémire

Manager historyEdit

International match recordsEdit

As of 24 March 2019[2]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Anguilla 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
  Aruba 4 3 0 1 8 1 +7
  Antigua and Barbuda 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
  Barbados 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5
  Bermuda 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2
  Canada 2 0 0 2 3 8 −5
  Cayman Islands 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  Cuba 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
  Curaçao[a] 4 2 1 1 9 4 +5
  Dominica 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4
  Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
  Grenada 2 0 2 0 2 2 0
  Guadeloupe 13 3 2 8 18 32 −14
  Guyana 12 4 3 5 16 19 −3
  Haiti 4 2 1 1 9 6 +3
  Honduras 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
  Jamaica 4 1 2 1 3 7 −4
  Martinique 16 3 3 10 15 29 −14
  Mayotte 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2
  Puerto Rico 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
  Réunion 4 0 1 3 0 5 −5
  Suriname 45 7 9 29 53 101 −48
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 4 2 0 2 5 3 +2
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2 2 0 0 18 1 +17
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3
  Tahiti 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
  Trinidad and Tobago 6 1 0 5 9 18 −9
Total 149 43 29 77 217 268 −51
  1. ^ Includes matches against the   Netherlands Antilles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: French Guiana". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 26 June 2017.

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