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
CaptainAkram El Hadi Salim
Most capsMuhannad El Tahir (71)
Top scorerNasr El-Din Abbas (27)
Home stadiumKhartoum Stadium
FIFA codeSDN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 128 Steady (17 September 2020)[1]
Highest74 (December 1996)
Lowest164 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 138 Increase 7 (16 September 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, in spite of club successes in Africa.

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.

HistoryEdit

HonoursEdit

Competitive recordEdit

Managerial historyEdit

Recent results and fixturesEdit

22 March 2019 2019 AFCONQSudan  1–4  Equatorial GuineaOmdurman, Sudan
19:00 CAT
Report
Stadium: Al-Hilal Stadium
Referee: Sékou Ahmed Touré (Guinea)
5 September 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)Chad  1–3  SudanN'Djamena, Chad
15:30 UTC+1
Report
  • Agab   13'67'74'
Stadium: Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
Referee: Bangaly Konate (Guinea)
10 September 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)Sudan  0–0
(3–1 agg.)
  ChadOmdurman, Sudan
19:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Al-Merrikh Stadium
Referee: Nelson Fred (Seychelles)
8 December 2019 2019 CECAFA CupSudan  1–1  ZanzibarKampala, Uganda
13:30 UTC+3 Muntasir   90' Khamis   55' Stadium: Lugogo Stadium
Referee: Omar Abdulkadir Artan (Somalia)
10 December 2019 2019 CECAFA CupSudan  1–2  KenyaKampala, Uganda
13:30 UTC+3 Namir   30' Hassan   65' Stadium: Lugogo Stadium
Referee: Tsegay Teklu Mogos (Eritrea)
14 December 2019 2019 CECAFA CupSudan  0–0  TanzaniaKampala, Uganda
16:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Lugogo Stadium
Referee: Mohamed Diraneh Guedi (Djibouti)
25 January 2020 FriendlyEritrea  0–1  SudanAsmara, Eritrea
16:00 UTC+3 Yasir   30' Stadium: Cicero Stadium
23 September 2020 FriendlyChad  2-3  SudanN'Djamena, Chad
16:30 UTC+1
Stadium: Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
25 September 2020 FriendlyChad  0-2  SudanN'Djamena, Chad
16:30 UTC+1
Stadium: Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya
9 October 2020 FriendlyTunisia  v  SudanTunis, Tunisia
18:00 UTC+1
12 October 2020 FriendlyTogo  v  SudanTunis, Tunisia
18:00 UTC+1

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Chad on 23 and 25 September 2020.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Akram El Hadi Salim(Captain) (1987-02-27) 27 February 1987 (age 33) 39 0   Alamal SC Atbara
1GK Ali Abu Eshrein (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 30) 8 0   Al-Merrikh SC
1GK Monjed Alneel (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 24) 1 0   Al-Merrikh SC

2DF Amir Kamal (1992-07-24) 24 July 1992 (age 28) 49 1   Al-Merrikh SC
2DF Faris Abdalla (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 (age 26) 34 1   Al-Hilal Club
2DF Athar El Tahir (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 23) 30 6   Al-Hilal Club
2DF Samawal Merghani (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 28) 12 0   Al-Hilal Club
2DF Hussein Ibrahim (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 22) 7 0   Al Khartoum SC
2DF Salah Nimer (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 33) 7 0   Al-Merrikh SC
2DF Bakhit Khamis (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 26) 7 0   Al-Merreikh SC (Al-Fasher)
2DF Ahmed Wadah (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 20) 5 0   El-Hilal SC El-Obeid
2DF Waleed Hassan (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 29) 1 0   Al-Merrikh SC

3MF Nasr Eldin El Shigail (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985 (age 35) 50 0   Al-Hilal Club
3MF Abuaagla Abdalla (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 27) 34 2   Al-Hilal Club
3MF Moaaz Abdelraheem (1989-04-25) 25 April 1989 (age 31) 26 2   Al Khartoum SC
3MF Mohamed Elrasheed (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 26) 9 1   Al-Merrikh SC
3MF Ahmed Hamid (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 27) 9 1   Al-Merrikh SC
3MF Walieldin Khidir (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 25) 8 0   Al-Ahly Shendi
3MF Mofadal Mohamed Hassan (1989-01-05) 5 January 1989 (age 31) 6 0   Al-Merreikh SC (Al-Fasher)
3MF Deiaeldin Mahjoub (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 27) 3 0   Al-Merrikh SC
3MF Mohamed Mokhtar (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 24) 3 0   Al-Hilal Club

4FW Ramadan Agab (1986-02-20) 20 February 1986 (age 34) 38 6   Al-Merrikh SC
4FW Yasir Mozamil (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 28) 11 4   Al-Ahly Shendi
4FW Waleed Bakhet (1998-11-11) 11 November 1998 (age 21) 6 0   Al-Hilal Club
4FW Mohamed Abdelrahman (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 27) 4 2   Bordj Bou Arreridj

Recent call-upsEdit

RecordsEdit

As of 25 September 2020
Most capped players
# Player Caps Goals Career
1 Muhannad El Tahir 71 16 2004-
2 Haitham Mustafa 62 6 2000-2012
3 Samir Salih 56 3 1963-1973
4 El Muez Mahgoub 53 0 2002-
5 Nasr El-Din Abbas 52 27 1963-1972
6 bader Eldin Abdalla Galag 51 7 2002-
Mudathir El Tahir 51 12 2007-
8 Nasr Eldin El Shigail 50 0 2007-
9 Amir Kamal 49 1 2010-
Saif Eldin Ali Idris Farah 49 4 2007-
Top goalscorers
# Player Goals Caps Career
1 Nasr El-Din Abbas 27 52 1963-1972
2 Haytham Tambal 20 42 2003-2011
3 Ali Gagarin 19 33 1967-1977
4 Muhannad El Tahir 16 71 2004-
5 Faisal Agab 13 28 2000-2012

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Sudan". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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