Sudan national football team

The Sudan national football team (Arabic: منتخب السودان الوطني لكرة القدم‎) represents Sudan in international football and is controlled by the Sudan Football Association, the governing body for football in Sudan. Sudan's home ground is Khartoum Stadium in Khartoum. Sudan were one of the three teams to participate in the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations in 1957, the other two being Egypt and Ethiopia.

Sudan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Falcons of Jediane
AssociationSudan Football Association (SFA)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA
(East & Central Africa)
Head coachHubert Velud
CaptainNasr Eldin El Shigail
Most capsMuhannad El Tahir (79)
Top scorerNasr El-Din Abbas (27)
Home stadiumKhartoum Stadium
FIFA codeSDN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 128 Steady (20 February 2020)[1]
Highest74 (December 1996)
Lowest164 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 138 Increase 4 (20 February 2020)[2]
Highest31 (July 1971)
Lowest155 (2018)
First international
 Sudan 5–1 Ethiopia 
(Sudan; 13 May 1956)[3]
Biggest win
 Sudan 15–0 Muscat and Oman Flag of Muscat.svg
(Cairo, Egypt; 2 September 1965)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 8–0 Sudan 
(Seoul, South Korea; 10 September 1979)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances8 (first in 1957)
Best resultChampions, 1970

Sudan is one of the oldest teams in Africa and has a rich history in the past 50s to 70s. They won the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations as hosts with Mustafa Azhari as their best player. After beating Ethiopia 3–0, and a 1–0 defeat to Ivory Coast, they secured a place in the semi-final by beating Cameroon 2–1. They overcame Egypt 2–1 after extra time in the semi-final, and won 1–0 against Ghana in the final to become African champions. With their top scorer and most capped player Mustafa Azhari Alawad retired later that year after not being able to carry the Sudanese team anymore, Sudanese football team started to decline and losing status as a major African and Arab power.

They went as high as 74 in the FIFA rankings. Sudan was the only East African team to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Managerial historyEdit

Recent results and fixturesEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the Friendly Match against Eritrea 25 January 2020.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ali Abdallah Abu Eshrein (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 30) 7 0   Al-Merrikh SC
16 1GK Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 22) 3 0   Al-Mourada SC
21 1GK Ishag Adam (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Al-Ahly Shendi

3 2DF Hussein Ibrahim (1994-09-23) 23 September 1994 (age 25) 6 0   Al Khartoum SC
4 2DF Bakhit Khamis (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 26) 5 0   Al-Merreikh SC (Al-Fasher)
15 2DF Moaiad Abdeen (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 23) 4 0   El-Hilal SC El-Obeid
5 2DF Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 20) 4 0   El-Hilal SC El-Obeid
13 2DF Ahmed Musa Mohamed (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 27) 1 0   Alamal SC Atbara
2 2DF Waleed Hassan (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 29) 1 0   Al-Merrikh SC

20 3MF Amir Kamal (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 27) 47 1   Al-Merrikh SC
7 3MF Ramadan Agab (Captain) (1989-09-19) 19 September 1989 (age 30) 36 6   Al-Merrikh SC
11 3MF Moaaz Abdelraheem (1989-04-25) 25 April 1989 (age 30) 24 0   Al Khartoum SC
8 3MF Mohamed Elrasheed (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 26) 7 1   Al-Merrikh SC
17 3MF Ahmed Hamid (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 26) 7 1   Al-Merrikh SC
6 3MF Mofadal Mohamed Hassan (1989-01-05) 5 January 1989 (age 31) 6 0   Al-Merreikh SC (Al-Fasher)
12 3MF Muataz Hashim (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 25) 2 0   Al Khartoum SC
14 3MF Deia Eldin Mahjoub (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 27) 1 0   Al-Merrikh SC
19 3MF Musab Kurdman (2000-04-04) 4 April 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Al-Ahly Shendi

9 4FW Yasir Mozamil (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 28) 9 3   Al-Ahly Shendi
10 4FW Mohamed Abbas Namir (2000-06-17) 17 June 2000 (age 19) 4 1   Al-Merreikh SC (Al-Fasher)
18 4FW Mohamed Almustafa (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 24) 1 0   Al Khartoum SC

Recent call-upsEdit

RecordsEdit

As of 18 October 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Sudan". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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