Libya national futsal team

The Libya national futsal team represents Libya in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Libyan Football Federation. As of April 2016, Libya is ranked 31st in the Futsal World Rankings.

Libya
Nickname(s)Mediterranean Knights
فرسان المتوسط
AssociationLibyan Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachPablo Prieto Perille
CaptainMohammed Al-Sharif
Home stadiumSuliman Ad-Dharrath Arena
FIFA codeLBY
FIFA ranking41 (12 May 2020) [1]
Highest FIFA ranking14 (March 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking71 (February 2004)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Italy 9–2 Libya 
(Roma, Italy; July 19, 1974)
Biggest win
 Libya 20–3 Syria 
(Benghazi, Libya; August 29, 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Libya 0–13 Brazil 
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; November 04, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 2008)
Best resultFirst round (2008, 2012)
African Futsal Championship
Appearances3 (First in 2000)
Best resultGold Champions (2008)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2009)
Best resultBronze medal with cup.svg Third place (2009)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances1 (First in 2010)
Best result10th place (2010)

AwardsEdit

  • Team of the Year (2005)[2]
  • Mover of the Year (2005, 2008)[2]

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
TPE 2004 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Round 1 4 0 1 3 7 14
Thailand 2012 Round 1 3 0 0 3 3 22
Colombia 2016 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Lithuania 2020 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 2/8 7 0 1 6 10 36

Africa Futsal Cup of NationsEdit

African Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Egypt 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Egypt 2000 Third Place 3 1 1 1 15 19
2004 Did not enter - - - - - -
Libya 2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 27 8
Burkina Faso 2011 Cancelled - - - - - -
South Africa 2016 Round 1 3 1 1 1 6 5
Morocco 2020 Fourth place 5 2 0 3 7 11
Total 4/6 17 10 2 5 55 43

Futsal Confederations CupEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Libya 2009 Third place 4 2 0 2 11 11
Brazil 2013 Did not enter - - - - - -
Kuwait 2014 Did not enter - - - - - -
Total 1/3 4 2 0 2 11 11

Mediterranean Futsal CupEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Libya 2010 Second Place 6 5 0 1 32 13
Total 1/1 6 5 0 1 32 13

Arab Futsal ChampionshipEdit

Arab Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Egypt 1998 Third Place 5 3 0 2 30 23
Egypt 2005 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 27 28
Libya 2007 Champions 5 4 1 0 17 8
Egypt 2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 43 11
Total 4/4 21 15 1 5 117 70

North African Futsal TournamentEdit

North African Futsal Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Libya 2005 Champions 4 4 0 0 24 13
Tunisia 2009 Champions 3 3 0 0 20 3
Libya 2010 Champions 4 4 0 0 34 6
Total 3/3 11 11 0 0 78 22

Friendly tournamentsEdit

Futsal MundialitoEdit

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

Sultat Shaab CupEdit

  • 2009 –   Champion
  • 2010 –   Champion

Other tournamentsEdit

Current teamEdit

As of the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup

Coach :   Pablo Prieto Perille

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Yousef Bensaed (1983-10-31)31 October 1983 (aged 29)   Adhahra
2 2DF Ahmed Faraj (1987-12-22)22 December 1987 (aged 24)   Al Amen
3 4FW Bader Hasan (1987-10-01)1 October 1987 (aged 25)   Al Jazera Sabha
4 2DF Mohamed Rageb (1987-10-12)12 October 1987 (aged 25)   Al Ittihad Tripoli
5 4FW Abdusalam Sherad (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 21)   Al Ittihad Tripoli
6 4FW Rabie Abdel (1985-06-19)19 June 1985 (aged 27) No club affiliation
7 4FW Reda Fathe (1986-01-20)20 January 1986 (aged 26)   Al Ahli Benghazi
8 3MF Husam Al Wahishi (1986-07-28)28 July 1986 (aged 26)   Al Ahli Benghazi
9 4FW Ahmed Fathe (1987-12-18)18 December 1987 (aged 24)   Al Ahli Benghazi
10 2DF Mohamed Rahoma (1984-05-05)5 May 1984 (aged 28) No club affiliation
11 3MF Younis Shames (1991-06-11)11 June 1991 (aged 21)   Al Tersana
12 1GK Ramzi Al Sharif (1988-11-28)28 November 1988 (aged 23)   Al Ahli Benghazi
13 4FW Salem Aghila (1989-12-24)24 December 1989 (aged 22)   Al Khutut
14 1GK Husam Altumi (1990-12-28)28 December 1990 (aged 21)   Adhahra

Recent matchesEdit

Here are the upcoming and the last 5 matches. For the complete list click on the above link

Date Opposition Result Score (HT Score) Competition
November 3, 2010   Morocco W 7–4 (3–2) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 5, 2010   Greece W 3–1 (3–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 7, 2010   Lebanon W 3–2 (2–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 8, 2010   France W 2–1 (0–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 10, 2010   Croatia D 0–2 (p) 1-1 (0–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup

See alsoEdit

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