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The Maldives national football team represents the Maldives in the sport of football, and is controlled by the Football Association of Maldives. A member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), it qualified for the second stage of Asian qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, where it drew with South Korea at home 0–0.

Maldives
Nickname(s)The Sea, Red Snapper
AssociationFootball Association of Maldives (FAM)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationSAFF (South Asia)
Head coachPetar Segrt
CaptainAli Ashfaq
Most capsal faseh (182)[1]
Top scorerAli Ashfaq (52)[2]
Home stadiumNational Football Stadium
FIFA codeMDV
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 152 Decrease 1 (25 July 2019)[3]
Highest124 (July–August 2006)
Lowest183 (August–September 1997)
Elo ranking
Current 195 Increase 3 (20 August 2019)[4]
Highest163 (23 March 2011)
Lowest209 (13 June 2001)
First international
 Seychelles 9–0 Maldives Maldives
(Réunion; 27 August 1979)
Biggest win
Maldives Maldives 14–0 Mongolia 
(Male, Maldives; 3 December 2003)
Biggest defeat
Iran 17-0 Maldives Maldives
(Damascus, Syria; 2 June 1997)
SAFF Championship
Appearances15 (first in 1995)
Best resultChampions (2008,2018)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best resultThird place (2014)
Maldives national football team
Medal record
Men’s Football
South Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Kathmandu Team
Silver medal – second place 1991 Colombo Team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Dhaka Team

The Maldives' most significant success was winning the 2008 SAFF Championship where they beat the most successful team India in the final 1–0.[5] They won their second local title in 2018 SAFF Championship, once again by beating India in the final.

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HistoryEdit

South Asian Football ChampionshipEdit

1997 South Asian Football Federation Gold CupEdit

This was the third edition of SAFF Cup which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, and it was Maldives' first campaign in this regional tournament.

Maldives was placed in the group B with India and Bangladesh, where they advanced into the semi final as the group's second team with two points in hand. They drew their first match against Bangladesh with the help of Lirugham Saeed's only goal. In the second match, they drew against the India 2–2, in which Ibrahim Rasheed and Mohamed Nizam came scoring when the Red Snappers were at a two-goal deposit.

Maldives went on to win the semi final match 2–1 against Sri Lanka with Shah Ismail and Mohamed Nizam on the scoreline, but lost the final match to India by 5–1, where Adam Abdul Latheef scored the only goal for Maldives.

1999 South Asian Football Federation Gold CupEdit

In this edition of SAFF Cup, hosted in Fatorda Stadium, Goa, India, Maldives were grouped with Nepal and Sri Lanka, where Maldives finished at the top of the group B.

First match against Sri Lanka ended as a goalless draw while they managed to win 3–2 against the Nepal. Shah Ismail, Mohamed Wildhan and Mausoom Abdul Gafoor scored the goals for Maldives in this match.

Maldives had to face the two times SAFF Cup champion India in the semi final and lost the game by 2–1, where Mohamed Wildhan scored against the Blue Tigers. Though they failed to qualify for the Final of the tournament, they claimed the bronze by defeating Nepal in the third place play-off match by 2–0. Mohamed Wildhan and Mohamed Ibrahim were the goal scorers.

Mohamed Wildhan shared the top scorer award with Nepal's Naresh Joshi, India's Baichung Bhutia and Bangladesh's Mihazur Rehman scoring three goals each in this competition.

2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold CupEdit

In the 2003 SAFF Gold Cup held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Maldives were drawn in the group B along with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

Maldives won their first match 6–0 a record win of the highest number of goals scored by a team in a single match in this tournament history against Bhutan, with Maldives' first hat-trick in the regional tournament, scored by Ali Shiham. Mohamed Nizam, Ashraf Luthfy and Ali Umar scored one goal each in this victory. Despite the 1–0 loss to Bangladesh in the second match, Maldives won their third match against Nepal and they were through into the semi final of the tournament as the group runners-up. Mohamed Nizam, Ashraf Luthfy and Ali Umar scored in their 3–2 win over Nepal.

Ibrahim Fazeel scored the only goal against Pakistan in the semi final, which helped them to reach the final for the second time. Ali Umar's only goalin the second half helped Maldives to survive until the penalty shootout in the final match against Bangladesh, but Maldives lost 5–3 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium where Ahmed Naaz, Ismail Naseem and Ibrahim Fazeel succeeded to convert it from the spot but Ashraf Luthfy failed.

2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold CupEdit

In 2005, the tournament was held in Pakistan and Maldives were drawn with Afghanistan and Sri Lanka along with the host Pakistan in group A.

Maldives started their campaign by breaking their own record created in the previous edition 2003, scoring a highest number of goals by a team in a single match. They won the first match 9–1 against Afghanistan. Ibrahim Fazeel and Ahmed Thoriq both scored a hat-trick while Ali Ashfaq scored a brace and Ali Umar scored their opener. They won their second match against Sri Lanka 2–0 with goals from Ali Ashfaq and Ali Umar, while they ended at the top of the group, leaving the host Pakistan in second even after the goalless draw against them in the final group stage match.

Even though Maldives lost the semi final match against India by one goal to nil, the top scorer award was shared by three of the Maldivian players; Ibrahim hassan, Ali Ashfaq and Ahmed Thoriq scored three goals each.

2008 SAFF Championship winnersEdit

The 2008 SAFF Championship draw, which took place on 26 February 2007, placed Maldives in group A, alongside Nepal, India, and Pakistan. Maldives started with a comfortable 3–0 win over Pakistan, with the goals from Mohamed Shifan, Ahmed Thoriq and an own goal from Naveed Akram.[6] In their second match they defeated Nepal by two goals each, from Ismail Mohamed and Ibrahim Fazeel.[7] They lost their last group stage match against India, 0–1.[8]

They advanced to the semi-finals and defeated Sri Lanka 0–1, with a brilliant goal from Ibrahim Fazeel from a pass given by Ali Ashfaq. They then advanced to the final for the third time in the SAFF Championship history.[9]

In the final three minutes of full-time during the SAFF Championship final against the four time SAFF Championship Champions India, Mukhthar Naseer scored a single goal from a corner kick taken by Ali Ashfaq, winning the SAFF Championship for Maldives for the first time in their history. Maldives won the SAFF Championship by scoring nine goals and conceding two.[10]

In 2008 SAFF Championship, Ali Ashfaq won the Best Player award. Maldives was the team who scored the most goals in this year's competition along with th

rivals India. They were also the team who conceded the fewest goals in the tournament.

The SAFF Championship was Maldives first ever gold medal in Maldivian Football history, and to celebrate this memorable day the President declared that 15 June 2008 will be a public holiday. The only goal scored in the final match of Mukhthar was his first international goal for the Maldives national football team.

2009 SAFF ChampionshipEdit

Maldives were drawn with the rivals India in group A, along with Afghanistan and Nepal.[11]

Maldives started their campaign as the defending champions, facing a 1–1 draw where The Gorkhalis did not allow the red snappers win the match with the only goal by Ahmed Thoriq. In their second match they defeated Afghanistan by 3–1 with two goals from Ali Ashfaq and one from Ahmed Thoriq. Their next match against rival India on 9 December was won by 2–0, Ahmed Thoriq and Ibrahim Fazeel scoring the goals which took them into the semi finals as group A winners, finishing the group stage ahead of India.[12]

In the semi final, they defeated Sri Lanka with a comfortable score line of 5–1[13] where Ibrahim Fazeel scored two goals and Ahmed Thoriq, Ali Ashfaq and Ashad Ali scored one goal each, but they lost 3–1 to eventual winners India from a penalty shootout in the final after playing 120 minutes without seeing a goal from either sides. Ibrahim Fazeel was the only player to score in the penalty shootout for Maldives while Ahmed Thoriq, Mukhthar Naseer and Ali Ashfaq failed to convert it from the spot.[14]

Ahmed Thoriq shared the top scorer award with Bangladesh's Enamul Haque and Sri Lanka's Channa Ediri Bandanage scoring four goals each in this competition.

This was the second time Maldives lost the SAFF Championship final in penalties, and Bangabandhu National Stadium was the venue on both occasions.

2011 SAFF ChampionshipEdit

The 2011 SAFF Championship hosted in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi was the tournament with Maldives' worst result. Even though Maldives managed to qualify for the semi finals as the group winner, Maldives ended their campaign with only one win, two draws and losing one game, scoring and conceding 5 goals.

Maldives were in the group B, drawn with Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. They drew 1–1 against Nepal with Ali Ashfaq's only goal and their second game against Pakistan ended goalless. Maldives finished the group stage with a 3–1 win over Bangladesh, with Ahmed Thoriq's brace and Ali Ashfaq's goal.

Maldives lost 3–1 to India in the semi final, Shamweel Qasim scoring Maldives' only goal.

2013 SAFF ChampionshipEdit

Maldives were drawn in the group B alongside Afghanistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

They started the group stage by renewing their record of scoring the most goals by a team in a single game; winning 10–0 against Sri Lanka.[15] In this match, skipper Ali Ashfaq scored a double hat-trick and broke the record of India's IM Vijayan who holds the record of all-time top scorer of the tournament with 12 goals.[16] He also made a new record of scoring the highest number of goals by a single player in a match in the tournament. Remaining goals of this match came from Assadhulla Abdulla, Hassan Adhuham, Ali Fasir and Ali Umar.

In their second match, Ali Ashfaq scored four goals and Ali Fasir scored a brace while Mohammad Umair and Ali Umar scored one goal each in the 8–2 win against Bhutan.[17] Maldives' third match of the group stage against Afghanistan ended goalless.[18]

However, Maldives faced India for a record fourth time in a semi final match of this competition, and never won a semi final match against them as Maldives lost 1–0 in this semi final match at the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal.[19]

Ali Ashfaq won the Golden Boot Award, scoring 10 goals in the whole competition.[20] He now holds the record of competition's all-time top scorer with 18 goals, and the player to score the highest number of goals in one SAFF Championship; 10. India's IM Vijayan was the previous player to hold this record, scoring 6 goals in the 1997 edition.

2018 Saff Suzuki Championship

Maldives was drawn in a group with Sri Lanka and India. Maldives drew with Sri Lanka at 0-0 and lost to India 2-0. Due to Maldives and Sri Lanka having accumulated the same points a coin toss was held to decide which team will advance to the semi finals against Nepal. Luck was in favour of Maldives as it won the coin toss and the match against Nepal by 3-0.

This meant that Maldives would once against compete with India in the finals. During the first half of the match Maldives player Ibrahim Hussain scored the opening goal and in the second half Hamza makes an excellent threaded through pass that allowed Ali Fasir to score the second goal for Maldives. India,'s Sumeet Pass scored a consolation goal for India in extra time.

The match ended with Maldives as the victor's of the 2018 Saff Suzuki championship making them the second team in the competition to have ever won the Cup more than once. Maldives goal keeper Mohamed Faisal won the MVP award of the competition for his work between the sticks.

Asian Cup and World Cup qualificationsEdit

Maldives has never qualified for such big tournaments and often classified as a weaker team in the continent. Nonetheless, Maldives achieved several impressive results. During 2006 World Cup qualification, Maldives stunned by drawing South Korea, an Asian powerhouse, 0–0 at home; and defeating Vietnam, a rising Asian team, in the same ground with an impressive 3–0. However, its worst defeat also occurred in the World Cup qualification as they were thrashed 0–17 by Iran in Damascus during 1998 World Cup qualification.

Team imageEdit

Media coverageEdit

All Maldives matches are broadcast with full commentary on Television Maldives and Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu Radio Live.

Home stadiumEdit

National Football Stadium (Dhivehi: ގައުމީ ފުޓުބޯޅަ ދަނޑު) is a multi-purpose stadium in Malé, Maldives. It is used mostly for football matches of the Dhivehi League, Maldives FA Cup, and International matches. The stadium holds around 11,850 spectators.[21]

SupportersEdit

About 11,500 Maldivian supporters, including the former president Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom, attended to see the 2008 SAFF Championship final match in Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. After their win, many supporters, together with ministers, gave a warm welcome to the team on their return with their first gold medal. To celebrate this memorable day the President declared that 15 June 2008 will be a public holiday.

ColoursEdit

Maldives' home kit comprises a red jersey and red shorts – red is the national colour of the Maldives, and represents the boldness of the nation's heroes.

KitsEdit

Adidas was the kit provider to the national team since 2011 to 2015.

Joma a sponsorship deal that began in 2015.

HomeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
2008,2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011–2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013–2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014–2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015–

AwayEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011–2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013–2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014–2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015–

ThirdEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013–2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014–2015

Coaching staffEdit

Manager
Head Coach   Petar Segrt
Assistant Coach   Gela Shekiladze
Assistant Coach   Ahmed Shaki(Shakittey)
Goalkeeping coach   Aslam Abdul Raheem
Fitness Coach   Vladimir Krunic
Technical Director   Ihusan Abdul Ghani
Technical Director   Bahtiyar Can Vanli
Kitman  
Physiotherapist   Ahmed Raafiu

Current squadEdit

The following players were named for 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Palestine on 14 November 2017.[22]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
22 1GK Mohamed Faisal (1988-09-04) 4 September 1988 (age 30) 10 0   New Radiant
18 1GK Abdulla Ziyazan (1988-06-24) 24 June 1988 (age 31) 0 0   New Radiant
1 1GK Hussain Shareef (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998 (age 20)[23] 0 0   Maziya

4 2DF Hussain Sifaau (1996-02-04) 4 February 1996 (age 23) 1 1   Club Eagles
2 2DF Ali Samooh (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 23) 9 0   Maziya
15 2DF Amdhan Ali (1992-09-11) 11 September 1992 (age 26) 25 1   Maziya
17 2DF Shafiu Ahmed (1987-03-16) 16 March 1987 (age 32) 48 0   Green Streets
19 2DF Mohamed Rasheed (1985-04-15) 15 April 1985 (age 34) 30 1   New Radiant
14 2DF Rilwan Waheed (1991-02-14) 14 February 1991 (age 28) 20 0   New Radiant
13 2DF Akram Abdul Ghanee (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 32) 50 0   New Radiant
3 2DF Mohamed Saaif (1994-03-17) 17 March 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Green Streets
24 2DF Mohamed Azzam (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 29) 1 0   TC Sports Club

12 3MF Ashad Ali (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 32) 51 3   Maziya
5 3MF Mohamed Irufaan (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Maziya
11 3MF Ali Fasir (1988-09-04) 4 September 1988 (age 30) 41 11   New Radiant
10 3MF Hamza Mohamed (1995-02-17) 17 February 1995 (age 24) 24 1   New Radiant
8 3MF mohamed umair (1988-07-03) 3 July 1988 (age 31) 55 6   Maziya
6 3MF Imran Nasheed (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 31) 8 0   G. Dh. Thinadhoo
16 3MF ismail (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 22)[24] 0 0   Green Streets
23 2DF Ahmed Zaad (1988-01-18) 18 January 1988 (age 31) 6 0   TC Sports Club
20 2DF Ibrahim Waheed Hassan (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 23)[25] 0 0   TC Sports Club

7 4FW Ali Ashfaq (captain) (1985-09-06) 6 September 1985 (age 33) 77 52   New Radiant
9 4FW Naiz Hassan (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 23) 18 9   TC Sports Club
21 3MF Ahmed Rizuvan (1995-06-04) 4 June 1995 (age 24) 4 0   G. Dh. Thinadhoo
26 4FW Ibrahim Mahudhee Hussain (1993-08-24) 24 August 1993 (age 25)[26] 0 0   TC Sports Club

Recent call-upsEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Mohamed Imran 0   Victory Sports Club

3 2DF Mohamed Shifan (1983-03-08) 8 March 1983 (age 36) 15 1   New Radiant
2DF Faruhad Ismail 0   Maziya

20 3MF Moosa Yaamin 0   Maziya
23 3MF Ahmed Niyaz 0   New Radiant
16 3MF Hussain Niyaz Mohamed (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 32) 5 0   Maziya

21 4FW Hassan Adhuham (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 29) 13 3   Club Eagles
4FW Ahmed Imaz (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 27) 3 0   Maziya

CoachesEdit

Recent results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Competitive recordEdit

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 to   1986 Did not enter Did not enter
  1990 Withdrew Withdrew
  1994 Did not enter Did not enter
  1998 Did not qualify 6 0 0 6 0 59
    2002 6 1 1 4 8 19
  2006 8 3 1 4 18 14
  2010 2 1 0 1 2 3
  2014 2 0 0 2 0 5
  2018 8 2 0 6 8 20
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 32 7 2 23 36 120

Asian Cup recordEdit

AFC Asian Cup Finals record AFC Asian Cup qualification record
Hosts / year Result Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1956 Did not enter
  1960
  1964
  1968
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992 Withdrew
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004
        2007 Did not enter
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015
  2019
Total 0/17

AFC Challenge CupEdit

Year AFC Challenge Cup record Qualifying record
Result Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Ineligible Ineligible
  2008 Ineligible Ineligible
  2010 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 9 5
  2012 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 5 3 2 1 0 6 1
  2014 Third place 5 1 2 2 7 7 Qualified as hosts
Total Best: Third place 8 2 2 4 9 12 6 4 1 1 15 6

South Asian Football Federation CupEdit

SAFF Championship record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
  1995 Withdrew
  1997 Runners-up 4 1 2 1 6 9
  1999 Third place 4 2 1 1 6 4
  2003 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 11 4
  2005 Semi-finals 4 2 1 1 11 2
    2008 Champions 5 4 0 1 8 2
  2009 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 11 3
  2011 Semi-finals 4 1 2 1 5 5
  2013 Semi-finals 4 2 1 1 18 3
  2015 Semi-finals 4 2 0 2 9 9
  2018 Champions 4 2 1 1 5 3
Total Best: Champions 43 22 11 10 90 44
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Asian GamesEdit

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
  1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1954 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1958 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1962 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1966 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1970 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1974 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1982 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1986 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1990 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1994 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1998 - 2 0 0 2 0 7
2002–present See Maldives national under-23 football team
Total 1/13 2 0 0 2 0 7

Head-to-Head records against other countriesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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