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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 123 Decrease 5 (25 July 2019)[1]
Highest68 (November 2016–January 2017)
Lowest195 (February–March 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 139 Steady (30 July 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, 2019)

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

Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1957 Part of   Portugal
  1959
  1962
  1963
  1965
  1968
  1970
  1972
  1974
  1976 Not affiliated to CAF
  1978
  1980
  1982
  1984
  1986
  1988 Did not enter
  1990
  1992
  1994 Did not qualify
  1996 Withdrew during qualifying
  1998 Banned for withdrawing in 1996
    2000 Did not enter
  2002 Withdrew
  2004
  2006 Did not qualify
  2008 Did not enter
  2010 Did not qualify
    2012
  2013
  2015
  2017 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 2 5
  2019 Group stage 20th 3 0 1 2 0 4
  2021 To be determined
  2023
  2025
Total Group stage 2/32 6 0 2 4 2 9

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[5]

Caps and goals as of 2 July 2019 consequent to the match against Ghana.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonas Mendes (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29) 35 0   Académico Viseu
12 1GK Rui Dabó (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 24) 1 0   Armacenenses
23 1GK Edimar Cá (2000-08-14) 14 August 2000 (age 19) 0 0   UDIB

2 2DF Nadjack (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 25) 8 0   Rio Ave
4 2DF Marcelo Djaló (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 25) 3 0   Fulham
5 2DF Rudinilson Silva (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 24) 16 0   Olympique Khouribga
6 2DF Tomás Dabó (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 25) 7 0   Rieti
14 2DF Juary Soares (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 27) 18 1   Mafra
21 2DF Nanú (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Marítimo
22 2DF Mamadu Candé (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 19 0   Santa Clara

3 3MF Burá (1995-12-22) 22 December 1995 (age 23) 5 0   Aves
7 3MF Zezinho RET (c) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 26) 33 2   Senica
8 3MF João Jaquité (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 23) 3 0   Tondela
10 3MF Pelé (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 27) 10 0   Nottingham Forest
16 3MF Moreto Cassamá (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Reims
20 3MF Sori Mané (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 23) 11 0   Cova Piedade

9 4FW Romário Baldé (1996-12-25) 25 December 1996 (age 22) 2 0   Lechia Gdańsk
11 4FW Jorginho (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 23) 7 0   CSKA Sofia
13 4FW Frédéric Mendy (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 30) 14 4   Vitória de Setúbal
15 4FW Toni Silva (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 25) 15 2   Al Ittihad Alexandria
17 4FW Mama Baldé (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 23) 4 0   Aves
18 4FW Piqueti Djassi (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 26) 19 3   Al-Shoulla
19 4FW Joseph Mendes (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 28) 4 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
GK Casilas (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 26) 3 0   Sonaco v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
GK Aristides Gomes (1999-05-20) 20 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
GK Grégory Gomis (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 28) 0 0   Al-Arabi 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

DF Obetchi (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 23) 4 1 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
DF Saliú Camara (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 24) 3 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
DF Abrão Pais (1997-07-18) 18 July 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
DF Bacar Baldé (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 27) 22 1   Gandzasar Kapan 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Eddi Gomes (1988-11-17) 17 November 1988 (age 30) 4 1   Hafnarfjarðar 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Lamine Bá (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Chaves B v.   Mozambique, 23 March 2019
DF João Ricciulli (1999-10-10) 10 October 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Sporting CP U23 v.   Mozambique, 23 March 2019
DF Agostinho Soares (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 29) 9 0   Covilhã v.   Zambia, 14 October 2018

MF Erickson da Silva (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 24) 3 0   UDIB v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
MF Edi Pedro (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 21) 2 0   UDIB v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
MF Muller da Silva (1994-01-21) 21 January 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Os Balantas v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
MF Cizario da Costa (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Benfica Bissau v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
MF Leonel Alves (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 31) 3 0   Sintrense 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Francisco Júnior RET (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 27) 7 0   Hapoel Haifa v.   Zambia, 14 October 2018

FW Toni Da Silva (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 24) 3 0   Académica Praia v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW Panobu Tcham (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 18) 1 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW Jeremais N'dute (2000-12-28) 28 December 2000 (age 18) 1 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW Sidney Carvalho (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Benfica Bissau v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW Guilherme Gerson (1999-02-24) 24 February 1999 (age 20) 1 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW Kenedi De Oliveira (1998-06-16) 16 June 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW Mamadu Baldé (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW Luciano Landim (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 20) ? 0 Unattached v.   Mali, 2 August 2019
FW João Mário (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 25) 7 0   Académico Viseu 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Carlos Embaló (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 24) 2 1   Cosenza 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
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 10 July 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Guinea Bissau.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 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. ^ "CAN DO EGIPRO'2019: CANDÉ ANUNCIA 23 CONVOCADOS E DEIXA CARLOS ABNA E BACAR BALDÉ DE FORA" (in Portuguese). odemocratagb.

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