Guatemala national football team

The Guatemala national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Guatemala) represents Guatemala in men's international football and is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. Founded in 1919, it has been affiliated to FIFA since 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF.

Guatemala
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Los Chapines (The Chapines)
La Bicolor (The Bicolor)
La Furia Azul (The Blue Fury)
AssociationNational Football Federation of Guatemala
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationUNCAF (Central America)
Head coachLuis Fernando Tena[1]
CaptainJosé Carlos Pinto
Most capsCarlos Ruiz (133)[2]
Top scorerCarlos Ruiz (68)
Home stadiumEstadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
FIFA codeGUA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 122 Increase 2 (19 November 2021)[3]
Highest50 (August 2006)
Lowest163 (November 1995)
First international
 Guatemala 9–0 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
Biggest win
 Guatemala 10–0 Anguilla 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 5 September 2019)
 Guatemala 10–0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 4 June 2021)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 9–1 Guatemala 
(San José, Costa Rica; 24 July 1955)
Gold Cup
Appearances19 (first in 1963)
Best resultChampions (1967)

The team has made three Olympic tournament appearances, competing at the 1968, 1976, and 1988 Olympic Games. Guatemala have never qualified for the finals tournament of the World Cup, although they have reached the final round of qualification on four occasions.

Guatemala won the 1967 CONCACAF Championship and the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was in 1996, when they finished fourth. Guatemala has also earned a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The national team kits are supplied by Umbro. Past kit suppliers include Atletica, Adidas and Puma.

HistoryEdit

BeginningsEdit

Guatemala created its first soccer team, made up of 22 players, on 23 August 1902. The team was split into two sides, blue and white. With time, clubs were made and eventually the Guatemalan national team, nicknamed "la Azul y Blanco" (the blue and white), was created in 1921. Guatemala had its first game on 16 September 1921, in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City, against Honduras. The game was played in Guatemala City and Guatemala beat Honduras 9–0.[5] In the final, Guatemala were defeated 6–0 by Costa Rica.[6]

Guatemala had success in several editions of the CCCF Championship, the precursor of the Gold Cup, by being the runners-up in 1943, 1946, and 1948. In 1958, Guatemala began participating in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. They finished last, without a point, in a group with Costa Rica and the Netherlands Antilles.[7]

Success in the 1960sEdit

Guatemala's performance in the World Cup qualifying rounds began to improve in the 1960s. In 1962 they drew against both Costa Rica (4–4) and Honduras (1–1). However they again finished last in their qualifying group.[8]

Guatemala did not participate in the qualifying round in 1966, as FIFA refused their participation for administrative reasons.

Guatemala joined CONCACAF in 1961. In 1967, they again showed the progress they had made when by participating by winning the Gold Cup for the only time in their history.[9] In that tournament, hosted by Honduras, Guatemala began with a 2–1 win against Haiti, followed by a 1–0 win over the defending champions, Mexico, a 0–0 draw against Honduras, a 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, and a 2–0 win over Nicaragua. The forward Manuel "Escopeta" Recinos was Guatemala's top scorer with four goals, including the goal against Mexico.

Guatemala were also the runners-up in the CONCACAF Championship in 1965 and 1969.

Results

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Guatemala 9 5 4 1 0 7 1 6
2   Mexico 8 5 4 0 1 10 1 9
3   Honduras 6 5 2 2 1 4 2 2
4   Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4
5   Haiti 2 5 1 0 4 5 9 −4
6   Nicaragua 1 5 0 1 4 3 12 −9

In 1967, Guatemala showed further progress by qualifying for the 1968 Olympic football tournament in Mexico City. In the first round, they won 1–0 against Czechoslovakia, and 4–1 against Thailand, and lost to Bulgaria 2–1. They went on the next round, where they lost 1–0 to the eventual champions, Hungary.

2006 World CupEdit

Before the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, many fans[who?] saw Carlos Ruiz as the main focus in providing goals for the national team along with Juan Carlos Plata. Many other stars such as Fredy, Garcia, Gonzalo Romero, Guillermo Ramirez and Martin Machon were expected to play huge roles as well. In 2006 World Cup qualifying, Guatemala advanced to the third round by beating Suriname 4–2. There they finished second in Group B, behind Costa Rica, with 10 points each. In the fourth round they started with a 0–0 draw against Panama and a 5–1 win against Trinidad and Tobago. Then followed a 2–0 loss against the United States and Mexico and a 3–2 loss against Costa Rica, and a 2–1 win against Panama. They lost against Trinidad and Tobago 3–2, drew against the United States 0–0 and then lost to Mexico 5–2. Guatemala had 8 points with one game left, and a win alongside a Trinidad and Tobago defeat against Mexico would send them into the play-offs. They won 3–1 against Costa Rica but Trinidad and Tobago beat Mexico 2–1. They finished in fifth place, two points away from the play-off spot. Juan Carlos Plata and Martin Machón announced their retirement from International Football in 2006.

2010 World CupEdit

After a third-place finish at the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup, and reaching the knockout stage in the Gold Cup of the same year, along with a couple of satisfying friendly matches including a 3–2 win against Mexico, many[who?] saw Hernán Darío Gómez as the next coach to lead Guatemala into the Hexagonal in the World Cup qualifying stage. However, after losing 5–0 in early 2008 against a under-23 Argentine team, the Colombian soon departed. During 2010 World Cup qualifying, expectations of qualifying for the finals were set among the national team as Ramon Maradiaga returned as coach. They began well by advancing to the third round by defeating Saint Lucia 9–1 on aggregate.

In the third round, Guatemala began with a 1–0 home loss to the United States, with controversies surrounding the Panamanian referee Roberto Moreno, including not awarding a penalty to Guatemala in the first half after a handball from Steve Cherundolo as well as Gustavo Cabrera being sent off after colliding with Eddie Lewis in the second half. In their second match, Los Chapines salvaged a draw in the closing minutes of the game against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain after Carlos Gallardo deflected a free kick by Marco Pappa. On 10 September, Cuba shocked the Guatemala fans by taking the lead after Roberto Linares scored in the 25th minute, but by half-time, Carlos Ruiz had equalised, and in the second half, Ruiz scored again. Mario Rodríguez and José Manuel Contreras also scored and Guatemala won 4–1.

On 11 October, many fans gathered around the Estadio Mateo Flores for the game against Trinidad and Tobago. Despite being reduced to 10 men, the Soca Warriors were able to hold Guatemala to a 0–0 stalemate. Guatemala then lost in Cuba, falling behind 1–0 after Jaime Colome scored a penalty. Marco Pappa volleyed in an equalizer in the 80th minute, but Urgelles won the match for Cuba in the 90th minute. Meanwhile, the Trinidadians defeated the United States 2–1 at home, putting them in second place. Maradiaga was fired and Benjamin Monterroso was appointed, focusing on the Copa UNCAF the following January. A 2–0 away loss against the United States confirmed the elimination of the national team from the World Cup.

At the UNCAF nations cup, Monterroso wanted to introduce more younger players into the starting line up such as Minor Lopez, Ricardo Jerez and Wilson Lalin, but Guatemala lost both group stage matches against Costa Rica and also lost 2–0 to Nicaragua in the play-off match for the final berth to attend the next Gold Cup; Minor Lopez was the lone goal scorer for Los Bicolores. As a result, the national team were inactive for the next two years and Monterroso stepped down after two months in charge.

2014 World CupEdit

In May 2010, the Uruguayan-born Paraguayan Ever Hugo Almeida was appointed as the Guatemala's next coach. At the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, formerly known as the "UNCAF Nations Cup", Guatemala finished in fifth place, losing 2–0 to Costa Rica and 3–1 Honduras before defeating Nicaragua 2–1 to qualify for the 2011 Gold Cup.

At the Gold Cup, Guatemala drew 0–0 against Honduras despite being reduced to nine men. They lost against a physically superior Jamaica 2–0, but managed to redeem themselves by beating Grenada 4–0, with goals from José Javier del Águila, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz, and Carlos Gallardo. In the quarter-finals, they lost to 2–1 the reigning champions Mexico, after Ruiz had given them the lead in the first half.

For the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Guatemala began in the second round with six wins in six games, advancing to a third round group alongside the United States, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda. Before the third round, three key players – Guillermo Ramirez, Gustavo Cabrera and Yony Flores – were sent home during a practice session after their team-mates Ruiz and Luis Rodriguez heard of their involvement in money laundering and bribery in fixing multiple fixtures; they were subsequently banned for life.[citation needed]

The team began with an away loss to Jamaica, with Dwight Pezzarossi only managing to pull back one goal in stoppage time. In the next match, Guatemala drew at home against the United States, after they equalised from Marco Pappa's free kick. At home against Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala again fell behind, but after the Antiguan goalkeeper Molvin James was sent off for wasting time, Ruiz scored a brace and a goal from Pezzarossi sealed a 3–1 victory. Four days later, a goal from Ruiz sufficed for an away win against the same opponents in North Sound.

Guatemala beat Jamaica at home 2–1, leaving them needing a draw against the United States to progress to the final stage of the qualifiers. After they taking the lead in the first five minutes thanks to Ruiz, the United States scored three times, and Guatemala finished behind Jamaica on goal difference.

In January 2013, still led by Almeida, Guatemala participated in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. With a team of mainly younger players, they could only manage three draws in their group play (1–1 against Nicaragua, 0–0 against Belize and 1–1 against Costa Rica), losing out to Belize for direct qualification for the 2013 Gold Cup. They faced Panama in the fifth place match, but lost 3–1, and Almeida stepped down in favour of the technical director, Victor Hugo Monzón.

2016 suspensionEdit

On October 28, 2016, the Guatemalan football federation was suspended indefinitely by FIFA, after the international football governing body had appointed an oversight committee to look into allegations of corruption.[10] FIFA stated that the Guatemalan federation (FEDEFUT) had rejected the committee's mandate to run FEDEFUT's business, organize elections, and modernize its statutes, and would remain barred from international competition until FEDEFUT ratified an extension of the mandate.[11] The football team missed their chance on qualifying on the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments (2017 Copa Centroamericana and 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying) as they missed deadlines to have their suspension lifted.

The suspension was lifted on 31 May 2018 after FEDEFUT's normalization committee became fully operational.[12]

Home stadiumEdit

The Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, also known as Coloso de la Zona 5, is a multi-use national stadium in Guatemala City, the largest in Guatemala. It was built in 1948, to host the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1950, and was renamed after long-distance runner Mateo Flores, winner of the 1952 Boston Marathon. It has a capacity of 26,000 seats.

Used mostly for football matches, the stadium has hosted the majority of the home matches of the Guatemala national football team throughout its history.

Schedule and resultsEdit

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2021Edit

23 January Friendly Guatemala   1–0   Puerto Rico Guatemala City, Guatemala
18:00 (UTC−6) Lom   67' Report Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Referee: Bryan López (Guatemala)
24 February Friendly Guatemala   1–0   Nicaragua Guatemala City, Guatemala
15:00 (UTC−6)
Report Stadium: Centro de Alto Rendimiento de Guatemala
Referee: Armando Reyna (Guatemala)
24 March WC 1st Round Qualifying Guatemala   1–0   Cuba Guatemala City, Guatemala
18:00 UTC−6
Report Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Referee: Benjamin Pineda Avila (Costa Rica)
27 March WC 1st Round Qualifying British Virgin Islands   0–3   Guatemala Willemstad, Curaçao
18:00 UTC−4 Report
Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium
Referee: Oscar Moncada (Honduras)
4 June WC 1st Round Qualifying Guatemala   10–0   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Guatemala City, Guatemala
16:00 UTC−6
Report Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Referee: Erick Moisés Lezama Pavón (Nicaragua)
8 June WC 1st Round Qualifying Curaçao   0–0   Guatemala Willemstad, Curaçao
20:00 UTC−4 Report Stadium: Ergilio Hato Stadium
Referee: Armando Villareal (United States)
26 June Friendly El Salvador   0–0   Guatemala Los Angeles, United States
22:00 (UTC−6) Report Stadium: Banc of California Stadium
Referee: Oscar Moncada (Honduras)
3 July Gold Cup Qualifiers Guatemala   4–0   Guyana Fort Lauderdale, United States
21:30
Report Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
6 July Gold Cup Qualifiers Guatemala   1–1
(9–10 p)
  Guadeloupe Fort Lauderdale, United States
21:30
Report
Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: Fernando Hernández (Mexico)
Penalties
14 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Guatemala   0–3   Mexico Dallas, United States
21:30 UTC−5 Report
Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
8 September Friendly Guatemala   2–2   Nicaragua Antigua, Guatemala
15:00 (UTC−6)
Report
Stadium: Estadio Pensativo
Referee: Armando Reyna (Guatemala)
24 September Friendly El Salvador   0–2   Guatemala Washington D.C., United States
20:00 (UTC−4) Report
Stadium: Audi Field

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were called up for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Caps and goals updated as of 18 July 2021, after the match against Trinidad and Tobago.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nicholas Hagen (1996-08-02) 2 August 1996 (age 25) 19 0   HamKam
12 1GK Ricardo Jérez (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 35) 53 0   Municipal
21 1GK Braulio Linares (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 25) 0 0   Antigua

2 2DF Moisés Hernández (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 29) 28 2   Antigua
3 2DF Kervin García (1990-12-07) 7 December 1990 (age 30) 5 0   Cobán Imperial
4 2DF José Carlos Pinto (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 28) 25 0   Comunicaciones
13 2DF Stheven Robles (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 26) 17 1   Comunicaciones
20 2DF Gerardo Gordillo (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 27) 11 2   UTC
22 2DF Wilson Pineda (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 28) 14 2   Guastatoya
23 2DF Matan Peleg (1993-11-11) 11 November 1993 (age 28) 5 0   Hapoel Kfar Saba

5 3MF José Andrés Ruiz (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 (age 25) 3 0   Cobán Imperial
6 3MF Rodrigo Saravia (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 28) 25 0   Comunicaciones
7 3MF Marvin Ceballos (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 29) 26 6   UdeG
8 3MF Rudy Barrientos (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 22) 12 2   Municipal
10 3MF John Méndez (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 22) 4 1   Municipal
16 3MF Marco Domínguez (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 (age 25) 8 0   Antigua
17 3MF Luis Martínez (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 29) 26 7   Guastatoya
18 3MF Oscar Santis (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 22) 7 1   Comunicaciones

9 4FW José Carlos Martínez (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 24) 14 2   Municipal
11 4FW Jairo Arreola (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 36) 29 1   Antigua
14 4FW Darwin Lom (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 24) 15 6   Hartford Athletic
15 4FW Jorge Vargas (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 28) 21 3   Guastatoya
19 4FW Robin Betancourth (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 30) 14 2   Cobán Imperial

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kenderson Navarro (2002-02-25) 25 February 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Municipal v.   Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
GK Víctor Ayala (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989 (age 32) 0 0   Antigua v.   Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021
GK Manuel Sosa (1987-04-05) 5 April 1987 (age 34) 0 0   Suchitepequez v.   Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021

DF Óscar Castellanos (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Antigua v.   Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
DF José Morales (1996-12-03) 3 December 1996 (age 24) 2 0   Municipal v.   Mexico, 14 July 2021
DF Manuel López (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 31) 0 0   Municipal Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
DF Allen Yanes (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 24) 11 0   Comunicaciones v.   British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
DF Sixto Betancourt (1992-05-16) 16 May 1992 (age 29) 1 0   Malacateco v.   British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
DF Gerardo Arias (1985-11-18) 18 November 1985 (age 36) 10 0   Sololá v.   Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021

MF Jorge Aparicio (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 29) 26 0   Comunicaciones v.   Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
MF Alejandro Galindo (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 29) 20 6   Cobán Imperial v.   Trinidad and Tobago, 18 July 2021
MF Yeltsin Álvarez (1994-11-02) 2 November 1994 (age 27) 5 2   Iztapa v.   El Salvador, 11 July 2021
MF José Manuel Contreras (1986-01-19) 19 January 1986 (age 35) 79 5   Comunicaciones Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
MF José Márquez (1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 33) 6 1   Guastatoya Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
MF Jonathan Velásquez (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 28) 0 0   Santa Lucía Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
MF Pablo Aguilar (1995-02-21) 21 February 1995 (age 26) 5 0   Antigua v.   British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
MF Nico Rittmeyer (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 (age 28) 3 1   Charleston Battery v.   British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021
MF Christopher Ramírez (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 27) 3 0   Xelajú v.   Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021
MF Anderson Ortiz (2001-11-07) 7 November 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Guastatoya v.   Puerto Rico, 22 January 2021

FW Christian Albizures (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 26) 0 0   Cobán Imperial Training camp, 25–30 May 2021
FW Antonio López (1997-04-10) 10 April 1997 (age 24) 5 0   América v.   British Virgin Islands, 27 March 2021

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player retired from the national team.
SUS Player is serving suspension.
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

RecordsEdit

As of 24 March 2021[13]

Players in bold text are still active with Guatemala.

Most appearancesEdit

 
Carlos Ruiz, Guatemala's most capped player, as well as all-time top scorer.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Carlos Ruiz 133 68 1998–2016
2 Guillermo Ramírez 106 16 1997–2012
3 Gustavo Cabrera 104 2 2000–2012
4 Fredy Thompson 96 3 2001–2015
5 Juan Carlos Plata 87 35 1996–2010
6 Gonzalo Romero 83 9 2000–2012
7 Julio Girón 82 0 1992–2006
8 Edgar Estrada 80 0 1995–2003
9 Mario Rodríguez 79 10 2003–2013
José Manuel Contreras 79 5 2006–present

Most goalsEdit

Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Carlos Ruiz 68 133 0.51 1998–2016
2 Juan Carlos Plata 35 87 0.4 1996–2010
3 Carlos Toledo 25 1943–1953
4 Mario Camposeco 23 1943–1951
Freddy García 23 73 0.32 1998–2012
6 Oscar Enrique Sánchez 19 1976–1990
7 Edwin Westphal 16 47 0.34 1985–1998
Dwight Pezzarossi 16 72 0.22 2000–2012
Guillermo Ramírez 16 106 0.15 1997–2012
10 Juan Manuel Funes 15 66 0.23 1985–2000

Coaching historyEdit

As of 8 July 2021[14]

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

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 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
  1934
  1938
  1950 Did not enter Declined participation
  1954
  1958 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 4 12
  1962 4 0 2 2 7 10
  1966 Entry not accepted Entry not accepted
  1970 Did not qualify 4 1 2 1 5 3
  1974 7 2 3 2 6 6
  1978 11 4 3 4 23 16
  1982 8 3 3 2 10 2
  1986 4 2 1 1 7 3
  1990 10 3 2 5 9 10
  1994 2 0 1 1 0 2
  1998 8 4 2 2 6 9
    2002 13 6 3 4 23 15
  2006 18 7 4 7 27 29
  2010 8 3 2 3 15 8
  2014 12 9 1 2 28 11
  2018 10 5 2 3 21 12
  2022 4 3 1 0 14 0
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 126 52 32 42 205 148

CONCACAF Gold CupEdit

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
  1963 Fourth place 4th 4 1 2 1 7 6 Squad
  1965 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 11 5 Squad
  1967 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 7 1 Squad
  1969 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 2 Squad
  1971 Did not qualify
  1973 Fifth place 5th 5 0 3 2 4 6 Squad
  1977 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 8 10 Squad
  1981 Did not qualify
1985 Round 1 5th 4 2 1 1 7 3 Squad
1989 Fourth place 4th 6 1 1 4 4 7 Squad
  1991 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 1 5 Squad
    1993 Did not enter
  1996 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 3 5 Squad
  1998 Group stage 7th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
  2000 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 3 5 Squad
  2002 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 1 4 Squad
    2003 Group stage 11th 2 0 1 1 1 3 Squad
  2005 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 4 9 Squad
  2007 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 2 5 Squad
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 5 4 Squad
  2013 Did not qualify
    2015 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 1 4 Squad
  2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
      2019
  2021 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 6 Squad
Total 1 Title 19/26 72 19 21 32 83 94

CONCACAF Nations LeagueEdit

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
  2019−20 C C 4 4 0 0 25 0   29th
  2022–23 B To be determined
Total 4 4 0 0 25 0 29th

Copa CentroamericanaEdit

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1991 Third place 3rd 3 0 2 1 0 1
  1993 Did not enter
  1995 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 0 2 2 5
  1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 3
  1999 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 5 2
  2001 Champions 1st 5 2 3 0 9 5
  2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 10 4
  2005 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
  2007 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 3 2
  2009 Round 1 6th 3 0 0 3 1 6
  2011 Fifth place 5th 3 1 0 2 3 6
  2013 Sixth place 6th 4 0 3 1 3 5
  2014 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 7 4
  2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total 1 Title 12/14 51 23 14 14 63 48

CCCF ChampionshipEdit

CCCF Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1941 Did not enter
  1943 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 21 11
  1946 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 20 10
  1948 Runners-up 2nd 8 3 4 1 20 16
  1951 Did not enter
  1953 Third place 3rd 6 3 2 1 8 8
  1955 Sixth place 6th 6 1 0 5 6 9
  1957 Did not enter
  1960
  1961 Round 1 5th 4 2 0 2 7 7
Total Runners-up 6/10 35 16 8 11 82 61

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
  1900 Did not participate
  1904
  1908
  1912
  1920
  1924
  1928
  1936
  1948
  1952
  1956
  1960
  1964
  1968 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 4 Squad
  1972 Did not qualify
  1976 Group stage 10th 3 0 2 1 2 5 Squad
  1980 Did not qualify
  1984
  1988 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 12 Squad
  1992 Did not qualify
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012
  2016
  2020
Total Quarter-finals 3/27 3 0 1 2 2 8

Note: Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

Pan American GamesEdit

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1951 Did not qualify
  1955
  1959
  1963
  1967
  1971
  1975
  1979 Group stage 7th 2 0 1 1 2 4
  1983 Bronze medal 3rd 4 1 2 1 6 4
  1987 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 2
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995
  1999 Group stage 7th 4 1 1 2 4 5
  2003 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 5
  2007 Did not qualify
  2011
  2015
  2019
Total 1 Bronze medal 5/18 16 3 6 7 17 20

Note: Football at the Pan American Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1999.

Central American and Caribbean GamesEdit

Central American and Caribbean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Round 1 6th 2 0 0 2 3 16
  1935 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 6 17
  1938 Did not qualify
  1946 Sixth place 6th 6 1 1 4 12 20
  1950 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 4
  1954 Did not qualify
  1959
  1962
  1966 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 5 9
  1970 Did not qualify
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986 Withdrew
  1990 Did not qualify
  1993
  1998 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 4 9
  2002 Quarter-finals 10th 3 1 1 1 4 4
  2006 Did not qualify
  2010 Seventh place 7th 2 0 1 1 0 3
  2014 Did not qualify
  2018 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total Runners-up 8/22 31 6 7 18 38 82

Central American GamesEdit

Central American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1973 Fourth place 4th 4 1 1 2 4 3
  1977 Fourth place 4th 6 1 1 4 2 7
  1986 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 4 1
  1990 Did not participate
  1994 Fourth place 4th 3 1 1 1 11 5
  1997 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 5
  2001 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 13 3
  2006 Not held
  2010
  2013 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 3 5
  2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total 2 Titles 7/11 29 12 5 12 41 29

Head-to-head recordEdit

As of 24 September 2021 after the match against   El Salvador.[20]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

  1. ^ Includes matches against   Netherlands Antilles.
  2. ^ Includes matches against   Soviet Union.

HonoursEdit

Major competitions

Minor competitions

  • Runners-up (1): 1950
  • Bronze medal (1): 1983
  • Third place (1): 1999

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "COMUNICADO OFICIAL FEDEFUT". twitter.com. @fedefut_oficial. 5 November 2021.
  2. ^ Guatemala – Record International Players RSSSF
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 November 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  4. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 16 November 2021. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  5. ^ RSSSF.com: «Guatemala – List of International Matches» (en inglés)
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