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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 coachZdravko Logarušić
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 Increase 1 (19 September 2019)[1]
Highest74 (December 1996)
Lowest164 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 145 Increase 10 (13 September 2019)[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 2020 African Nations Championship qualification Matches against Tanzania on 22 September 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ali Abdallah Abu Eshrein (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 29) 2 0   Al-Merrikh SC
16 1GK Younis Eltayeb (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Al-Hilal Club

5 2DF Abdellatif Saeed (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 (age 30) 29 0   Al-Hilal Club
15 2DF Athar El-Tahir (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 22) 24 6   Al-Hilal Club
18 2DF Samawal Merghani (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 27) 8 0   Al-Hilal Club
20 2DF Ahmed Adam (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 25) 6 0   Al-Merrikh SC
3 2DF Hussein Ibrahim (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 20) 4 0   Free
6 2DF Mustafa Karshom (1992-12-06) 6 December 1992 (age 26) 1 0   Al Khartoum SC

19 3MF Nasr Eldin El Shigail (Captain) (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985 (age 34) 53 0   Al-Hilal Club
4 3MF Amir Kamal (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 27) 43 0   Al-Merrikh SC
13 3MF Nizar Hamid (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 30) 33 2   Al-Hilal Club
7 3MF Ramadan Alagab (1989-09-19) 19 September 1989 (age 30) 31 5   Al-Merrikh SC
2 3MF Abu Aagla Abdallah (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 26) 28 1   Al-Hilal Club
11 3MF Moaaz Abdelraheem (1989-04-25) 25 April 1989 (age 30) 21 1   El-Hilal SC El-Obeid
14 3MF Salah Eldin Aadil (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 24) 4 0   Al-Ahly Shendi
8 3MF Mohamed El-Rasheed (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Al-Merrikh SC
17 3MF Ahmed Hamid (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 26) 2 0   Al-Merrikh SC
12 3MF Azam Aadil (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Al Khartoum SC

9 4FW Yasir Mozamil (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27) 4 1   Al-Ahly Shendi
10 4FW Mohamed Musa Eldai (1998-10-26) 26 October 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Al-Hilal Club

Recent call-upsEdit

RecordsEdit

As of 24 July 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Sudan". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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