Guinea national football team
The Guinea national football team (French: Équipe de football du Guinée) represents Guinea in men's international football and it is controlled by the Guinean Football Federation. They have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals, and their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was runners-up in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2015). The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).
|Nickname(s)||Syli Nationale |
|Association||Guinean Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Didier Six|
|Most caps||Pascal Feindouno (85)|
|Top scorer||Ibrahima Kandia Diallo (33)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 28 Septembre Stade Général Lansana Conté|
|Current||76 (16 September 2021)|
|Highest||22 (August 2006, January 2007)|
|Lowest||123 (May 2003)|
| Togo 2–1 Guinea |
(Togo; 9 May 1962)
| Guinea 14–0 Mauritania |
(Guinea; 20 May 1972)
| Zaire 6–0 Guinea |
(Zaire; 2 July 1972)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||13 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 1976|
Guinea made their footballing debut in an away friendly on 9 May 1962, losing 2–1 against Togo. In 1963, Guinea entered its first qualification campaign for an Africa Cup of Nations, the 1963 tournament in Ghana. Drawn in a two-legged qualifier against Nigeria, Guinea drew the first leg 2–2 away on 27 July, and on 6 October won 1–0 at home to win 3–2 on aggregate. They were later disqualified for using Guinean officials in the second leg, and Nigeria went through to the finals in their place. In 1965, Guinea entered the qualifiers for the 1965 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia and was placed in Group A with Senegal and Mali. On 28 February, they lost 2–0 in Senegal before beating them 3–0 at home on 31 March, Senegal's win over Mali allowed them to qualify instead of Guinea.
In 2001, FIFA expelled the country from the qualification process of the 2002 World Cup and 2002 African Cup of Nations due to government interference in football. They returned to international action in September 2002 after a two-year ban from competition. In the 2004 African Cup of Nations, Guinea reached the quarter-finals, scoring the first goal against Mali before ultimately losing 2–1, conceding the winning goal in the last minute of the match. Guinea reached the quarter-final stage again in the 2006 tournament, taking the lead against Senegal before losing 3–2. 2008 saw Guinea reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for a third successive tournament, only to suffer a 5–0 defeat against Côte d'Ivoire.
In 2012, Guinea beat Botswana 6–1 in the group stage of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, becoming the first side to score six goals in an Africa Cup of Nations game since Côte d'Ivoire in 1970. The team subsequently exited the tournament at the group stage after a draw against Ghana.
Results and fixturesEdit
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|24 March 2021 2021 AFCONQ||Guinea||1–0||Mali||Conakry, Guinea|
||Report||Stadium: General Lansana Conté Stadium|
Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)
|28 March 2021 2021 AFCONQ||Namibia||2–1||Guinea||Windhoek, Namibia|
||Stadium: Sam Nujoma Stadium|
Referee: Norman Matemera (Zimbabwe)
|31 May Friendly||Turkey||0–0||Guinea||Antalya, Turkey|
|20:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Antalya Stadium|
Referee: Aliyar Aghayev (Azerbaijan)
|5 June Friendly||Togo||2–0||Guinea||Manavgat, Turkey|
|20:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Arslan Zeki Demirci Sports Complex|
Referee: Yaşar Kemal Uğurlu (Turkey)
|8 June Friendly||Kosovo||1–2||Guinea||Manavgat, Turkey|
||Report||Stadium: Arslan Zeki Demirci Sports Complex|
Referee: Sarper Barış Saka (Turkey)
|11 June Friendly||Guinea||2–1||Niger||Manavgat, Turkey|
||Stadium: Arslan Zeki Demirci Sports Complex|
|1 September 2022 World Cup qualification - Group I||Guinea-Bissau||1–1||Guinea||Nouakchott, Mauritania|
||Stadium: Stade Olympique|
|6 October 2021 2022 World Cup qualification - Group I||Sudan||1–1||Guinea||Marrakech, Morocco|
||Stadium: Stade de Marrakech|
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
|9 October 2021 2022 World Cup qualification - Group I||Guinea||2–2||Sudan||Agadir, Morocco|
|17:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Stade Adrar|
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
|12 October 2021 2022 FWC Q||Guinea||1–4||Morocco||Agadir, Morocco|
||Report||Stadium: Stade Adrar|
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
|Note: The match was originally scheduled on 6 September 2021, 16:00 UTC+0, but was postponed due to security concerns following the 2021 Guinean coup d'état.|
|Head Coach||Didier Six|
|Assistant Coach||Kaba Diawara|
|Assistant Coach II||Mandjou Diallo|
|Team Coordinator||Ousmane Decazi Camara|
|Technical Director||Sadio Nansoko|
|Physiotherapist II||Alsény Sylla|
|Media Officer||Ibrahima Dbeck Diallo|
|Security Officer||Jean Paul Camara|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Kémoko Camara|
|Intendant||Edgar Babara Sylla|
|Team Docter||Tasfir Soumah|
|Team Docter II||Bruno Dacruz|
|Physical Trainer||Eric Cavallero|
- Petre Moldoveanu (1975–77)
- Serge Devèze (1992–93)
- Boro Primorac (1994)
- Mykhaylo Fomenko (1994)
- Volodymyr Muntyan (1995–98)
- Henri Stambouli (1998–99)
- Bruno Metsu (2000)
- Bernard Simondi (2000–01)
- Michel Dussuyer (2002–04)
- Patrice Neveu (2004–06)
- Robert Nouzaret (2006–09)
- Titi Camara (2009)
- Mamadi Souaré (2009–10)
- Michel Dussuyer (2010–15)
- Luis Fernández (2015–16)
- Lappé Bangoura (2016–18)
- Paul Put (2018–19)
- Didier Six (2019–)
- The following players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) matches against Sudan on 6 and 9 October 2021.
- Match dates: 6, 9, & 12 October 2021
- Opposition: Sudan, Morocco
- Caps and goals correct as of: 9 October 2021, after the match against Sudan.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|22||GK||Mohamed Camara||16 March 2000||0||0||AS Kaloum|
|16||GK||Moussa Camara||27 November 1998||18||0||Horoya|
|1||GK||Aly Keita||8 December 1986||15||0||Östersund|
|13||DF||Mohamed Ali Camara||28 August 1997||9||0||Young Boys|
|14||DF||Abdoulaye Cissé||30 November 1994||18||1||Kocaelispor|
|DF||Ibrahima Conté||3 April 1996||12||0||Niort|
|17||DF||Simon Falette||19 February 1992||16||0||Hatayspor|
|18||DF||Ousmane Kanté||21 September 1989||6||0||Paris FC|
|20||DF||Pa Konate||25 April 1994||5||0||Botev Plovdiv|
|4||DF||Florentin Pogba||19 August 1990||30||0||Sochaux|
|5||DF||Saïdou Sow||4 July 2002||5||0||Saint-Étienne|
|21||DF||Abdoulaye Sylla||10 April 2000||2||0||Nantes|
|3||DF||Issiaga Sylla||1 January 1994||57||2||Toulouse FC|
|DF||Mohamed Kalil Traoré||9 July 2000||6||0||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|8||MF||Aguibou Camara||20 May 2001||5||0||Olympiacos|
|MF||Ibrahima Camará||25 January 1999||5||1||Moreirense|
|15||MF||Mady Camara||28 February 1997||20||1||Olympiacos|
|18||MF||Ibrahima Cissé||28 February 1994||10||1||Seraing|
|12||MF||Ibrahima Sory Conté (Captain)||3 April 1991||48||3||Bnei Sakhnin|
|6||MF||Amadou Diawara||17 July 1997||15||0||Roma|
|19||MF||Mamadou Kané||22 January 1997||6||1||Neftçi|
|MF||Naby Keïta||10 February 1995||43||8||Liverpool|
|2||MF||Morlaye Sylla||27 July 1998||14||3||Horoya|
|11||FW||Mohamed Bayo||4 June 1998||4||2||Clermont|
|FW||François Kamano||2 May 1996||38||7||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|9||FW||José Kanté||27 September 1990||16||4||Kairat|
|23||FW||Ahmad Mendes Moreira||27 June 1995||4||0||PAS Giannina|
|10||FW||Momo Yansané||29 July 1997||1||0||Sheriff Tiraspol|
The following players have been called up for Guinea in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Ibrahim Koné||5 December 1989||5||0||Żejtun Corinthians||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|GK||Bangaly Sylla||0||0||Saint-Étienne||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Abdoulaye Naby Camara||1 January 1994||12||0||CI Kamsar||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Mohamed Bangoura||14 March 1996||9||0||CI Kamsar||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Naby Camara||10 May 1996||9||0||Hafia||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Alsény Camara||1 June 1996||8||0||Horoya||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Ibrahima Sory Doumbouya||25 March 1996||8||0||Horoya||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Bangali Cissé||0||0||SOAR||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Djibril Katy Sylla||0||0||SOAR||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|DF||Ibrahima Sory Sankhon||1 January 1996||27||6||Sint-Truiden||v. Mali, 24 March 2021 COVID|
|DF||Baïssama Sankoh||20 March 1992||23||0||Nea Salamina||v. Chad, 15 November 2020|
|DF||Sékou Condé||9 June 1993||16||1||Free agent||v. Chad, 15 November 2020|
|DF||Antoine Conte||29 January 1994||1||0||Beitar Jerusalem||v. Chad, 15 November 2020|
|MF||Kamso Mara||24 December 1994||11||0||Slovan Liberec||v. Niger, 11 June 2021|
|MF||Ilaix Moriba||19 January 2003||0||0||RB Leipzig||v. Mali, 1 June 2020 COVID|
|MF||Ismaël Camara||11 November 2000||7||0||Wakriya||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|MF||Mohamed Coumbassa||15 March 1995||6||0||Horoya||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|MF||Alpha Oumar Sow||15 August 1997||6||0||Ashanti GB||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|FW||Seydouba Soumah||11 June 1991||34||9||Kuwait SC||v. Guinea-Bissau, 1 September 2021|
|FW||Moustapha Kouyaté||3 March 1994||5||1||Raja Casblanca||v. Guinea-Bissau, 1 September 2021|
|FW||Demba Camara||7 November 1994||20||3||MAS Fès||v. Niger, 11 June 2021|
|FW||Yakhouba Gnagna Barry||17 April 1998||9||3||Horoya||v. Niger, 11 June 2021|
|FW||Sory Kaba||10 April 1995||15||3||OH Leuven||v. Turkey, 31 May 2021|
|FW||Yady Bangoura||30 June 1996||3||1||RWDM47||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|FW||Elhadj Abdourahamane Bah||22 August 2001||1||0||CI Kamsar||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|FW||Morifing Donzo||0||0||SOAR||v. Namibia, 28 March 2021|
|FW||Daouda Camara||20 August 1997||18||0||Horoya||v. Chad, 15 November 2020|
|FW||Boniface Haba||30 September 1996||8||0||Horoya||v. Chad, 15 November 2020|
|FW||Moussa Diawara||15 October 1994||4||0||National Bank of Egypt||v. Chad, 15 November 2020|
DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- As of 12 October 2021
- Players in bold are still active with Guinea.
World Cup recordEdit
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Part of France||Part of France|
|1962||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1970||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1974||Did not qualify||4||1||1||2||6||5|
|2006||Did not qualify||12||7||2||3||20||13|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
Africa Cup of NationsEdit
|Africa Cup of Nations record|
|1957||Part of France|
|1959||Not affiliated to CAF|
|1965||Did not qualify|
|1972||Did not qualify|
|1978||Did not qualify|
|1982||Did not qualify|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2000||Did not qualify|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|2013||Did not qualify|
|2017||Did not qualify|
|2019||Round of 16||16th||4||1||1||2||4||6|
|2023||To be determined|
|2025||Qualified as hosts|
African Nations Championship recordEdit
|African Nations Championship|
|2009||Did not qualify|
|2022||To be determined|
- Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
|African Games record|
|1991–present||See Guinea national under-23 football team|
Last updated 14 August 2017
- Runners-up (1): 1976
Other Tournaments and CupsEdit
- Amilcar Cabral Cup
- Champions (5): 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 2005
- Runners-up (1): 1989
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- Petre Moldoveanu who won the CAF Champions League in 1975 with Hafia Football Club was appointed manager of Guinea and led his side to the 1976 African Cup of Nations finals.
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