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The Sudan national football team (Arabic: منتخب السودان الوطني لكرة القدم‎) represents Sudan in association 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
CaptainMuhannad El Tahir
Most capsMuhannad El Tahir (70)
Top scorerHaytham Tambal (20)
Home stadiumKhartoum Stadium
FIFA codeSDN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 130 Decrease 3 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest74 (December 1996)
Lowest164 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 148 Increase 3 (27 March 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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HistoryEdit

AchievementsEdit

Competitive recordEdit

Managerial historyEdit

Recent results and fixturesEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Matches against Equatorial Guinea on 22 March 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Younis Eltayeb (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Al-Hilal Club
1 1GK Monged Elneel (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Al-Merrikh SC

3 2DF Faris Abdalla (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 (age 25) 32 1   Al-Hilal Club
18 2DF Abdellatif Saeed (Captain) (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 (age 29) 26 0   Al-Hilal Club
15 2DF Athar El-Tahir (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 22) 20 6   Al-Hilal Club
4 2DF Omer Suleiman (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 29) 7 1   El-Hilal SC El-Obeid
19 2DF Mustafa Karshoum (1992-12-06) 6 December 1992 (age 26) 1 0   Al Khartoum SC
21 2DF Bakhit Khamis (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Al-Merreikh SC (Al-Fasher)
13 2DF Muaiad Aabdein (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 22) 0 0   El-Hilal SC El-Obeid

2 3MF Abuaagla Abdalla (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 26) 25 1   Al-Hilal Club
10 3MF Walieldin Khidir (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 23) 7 0   Al-Ahly Shendi
8 3MF Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim (Vice Captain) (1987-03-01) 1 March 1987 (age 32) 5 0   Al-Ahly Shendi
14 3MF Mofadal Mohamed Hassan (1989-01-05) 5 January 1989 (age 30) 5 0   El-Hilal SC El-Obeid
20 3MF Salah Eldin Aadil (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Al-Ahly Shendi
5 3MF Mohamed Mukhtar (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Al-Hilal Club
12 3MF Sufian Iz Eldin (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Al Ahli SC (Khartoum)

9 4FW Saifeldin Malik Bakhit (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 25) 16 6   Al-Merrikh SC
11 4FW Yasir Mozamil (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27) 2 1   Al-Ahly Shendi
17 4FW Al Sadig Adam (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Al-Merrikh SC
7 4FW Khalid Abdelmoneim (1998-05-02) 2 May 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Al-Merrikh SC
6 4FW Ahmed Saeed Ahmed (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 30) 1 0   Al Ahli SC (Khartoum)

Recent call-upsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Sudan". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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