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Guinea-Bissau national football team

The Guinea-Bissau national football team is the national team of Guinea-Bissau and is controlled by the Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau. They are a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Guinea-Bissau
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Djurtus
AssociationFootball Federation of Guinea-Bissau
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachBaciro Candé
CaptainZezinho
Most capsLino (36)
Top scorerCícero Semedo, Nando Co (6)
Home stadiumEstádio 24 de Setembro
Estádio Lino Correia
FIFA codeGNB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 118 Steady (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest68 (November 2016–January 2017)
Lowest195 (February–March 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 136 Increase 3 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest99 (11 February 1984)
Lowest159 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)
First international
 British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea
(British Gambia; June 2, 1952)
Biggest win
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin 
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Guinea 7–0 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
(Conakry, Guinea; July 22, 2017)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances2 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage; 2017

Contents

HistoryEdit

Guinea-Bissau entered their first FIFA World Cup qualification with the aim of reaching the 1998 World Cup in France. The first round of African qualification required for them to play Guinea in a two-legged match. The first leg was held at home in the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on 1 June 1996 with an attendance of 15,000. Guinea-Bissau went 2–0 up at half-time after strikes from Tavares Pereira in 11th and 36th minutes. Guinea's Titi Camara equalised with his own brace in the 53rd and 54th minutes. Guinea-Bissau's Co Cipriano won the game with a 60th-minute penalty to make it 3–2.[3]

The away leg was held at the Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry. Momo Soumah of Guinea scored to equalise the aggregate at half-time before Co Cipriano scored for Guinea-Bissau to put his side 4–3 up. However, another goal from Soumah equalised the aggregate and Tibou Bangoura of Guinea won the match with his goal that made it 5–4 on aggregate.[4]

Football achievementsEdit

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

Competition recordsEdit

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 Part of   Portugal Part of   Portugal
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
  1974
  1978 Did not enter Declined participation
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994
  1998 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 4 5
    2002 2 0 1 1 0 3
  2006 2 0 0 2 1 4
  2010 2 0 1 1 0 1
  2014 2 0 1 1 1 2
  2018 2 0 1 1 2 4
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 12 1 4 7 8 19

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

  • 1957 to 1992 – Did not enter
  • 1994 – Did not qualify
  • 1996 – Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998 – Banned for withdrawing in 1996
  • 2000 – Did not enter
  • 2002 – Withdrew
  • 2004 – Withdrew
  • 2006 – Did not qualify
  • 2008 – Did not enter
  • 2010 to 2015 – Did not qualify
  • 2017 – Group Stage
  • 2019 – Qualified

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier match against Mozambique on 23 March 2019.[5]
Caps and goals updated as of 23 March 2019 after the game against Mozambique.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonas Mendes (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29) 31 0   Académico Viseu
12 1GK Rui Dabó (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 24) 1 0   Armacenenses

2 2DF Nadjack (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 25) 6 0   Rio Ave
3 2DF Lamine Bá (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Chaves B
4 2DF Tomás Dabó (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 25) 6 0   Rieti
5 2DF Rudinilson Silva (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 24) 14 0   Olympique Khouribga
6 2DF Bacar Baldé (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 27) 21 1   Gandzasar Kapan
14 2DF Juary Soares (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 27) 14 1   Mafra
21 2DF Nanú (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Marítimo
22 2DF Mamadu Candé (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 15 0   Santa Clara
23 2DF Marcelo Djaló (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 25) 0 0   Fulham
2DF João Ricciulli (1999-10-10) 10 October 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Sporting CP U23

7 3MF Zezinho (c) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 26) 31 2   Senica
8 3MF João Jaquité (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Tondela
10 3MF Pelé (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 27) 6 0   Nottingham Forest
19 3MF Leonel Alves (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 31) 2 0   Sintrense
20 3MF Sori Mané (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 23) 7 0   Cova Piedade

9 4FW Carlos Embaló (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 24) 2 1   Palermo
11 4FW Jorginho (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 23) 4 0   CSKA Sofia
13 4FW Frédéric Mendy (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 30) 11 4   Vitória de Setúbal
15 4FW Toni Silva (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 25) 12 2   Al Ittihad Alexandria
17 4FW João Mário (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 25) 7 0   Académico Viseu
18 4FW Piqueti Djassi (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 26) 15 3   Varese
27 4FW Joseph Mendes (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 28) 1 0   Ajaccio

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for Guinea-Bissau in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Agostinho Soares (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 29) 9 0   Covilhã v.   Zambia, October 2018
DF Edigeison Gomes (1988-11-17) 17 November 1988 (age 30) 4 1   Hafnarfjarðar v.   Zambia, October 2018

MF Francisco Júnior RET (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 27) 7 0   Strømsgodset v.   Zambia, October 2018

FW Jefferson Encada (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Vitória de Guimarães v.   Mozambique, 8 September 2018

DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player has retired from international football.
SUS Suspended from the national team.

RecordsEdit

As of 23 March 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Guinea Bissau.

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. ^ "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-01. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  4. ^ "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-16. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  5. ^ "DJURTUS: LISTA DE CONVOCADOS PARA O JOGO COM MOÇAMBIQUE EM BISSAU" (in Portuguese). soudjurtu.

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