Burkina Faso national football team
|Association||Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Paul Put|
|Top scorer||Moumouni Dagano (31)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 4-Août|
|FIFA ranking||68 (12 March 2015)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||37 (October 2010, June 2011)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||127 (December 1993)|
|Elo ranking||91 (31 March 2015)|
|Highest Elo ranking||59 (September 2014)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||133 (February 1987)|
| Upper Volta 5–4 Gabon
(Tananarive, Madagascar; 14 April 1960)
| Upper Volta 5–1 Liberia
(Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; 27 December 1961)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Mozambique
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 7 June 2003)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Namibia
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 26 March 2011)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Ethiopia
(Nelspruit, South Africa; 25 January 2013)
Burkina Faso 4–0 Niger
(Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 23 March 2013)
| Algeria 7–0 Upper Volta
(Algeria; 30 August 1981)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||9 (First in 1978)|
|Best result||Runner-up: 2013|
The Burkina Faso national football team, is the national team of Burkina Faso and is controlled by the Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball. They were known as the Upper Volta national football team until 1984, when Upper Volta became Burkina Faso. They finished fourth in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, when they hosted the tournament. Their best ever finish in the tournament was the 2013 edition, reaching the final.
The country made their first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1978, but it was 1996 before they returned to the biennial tournament. They subsequently qualified for five consecutive tournaments between 1996 and 2004, reaching the semi-finals under coach Philippe Troussier when the tournament was held on home soil in 1998.
Burkina Faso played in Group B of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations alongside Ghana and Ivory Coast in a three-team group due to Togo's withdrawal. Although they drew their first match against Ivory Coast and needed just a draw against Ghana to progress, the Burkinabe lost 1–0 and failed to qualify for the knock-out stage of the tournament. Burkina Faso took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, losing all three of their matches and subsequently firing coach Paulo Duarte. Belgian coach Paul Put was announced as new coach in March 2012. Burkina Faso lost to Nigeria in the final of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup|
|Played as Upper Volta|
| 1930 to
|Did not enter|
|1978||Did not qualify|
|1982||Did not enter|
|Played as Burkina Faso|
|1986||Did not enter|
|1990||Did not qualify|
|1994||Withdrew during qualifying|
| 1998 to
|Did not qualify|
|2018||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations
West African Nations Cup
WAFU Nations Cup
Results and fixtures
The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.
|Burkina Faso v Swaziland Friendly 10 January 2015||Burkina Faso||5–1||Swaziland||Nelspruit, South Africa|
|15:00 UTC+0||Zongo 13'
Dlamini 45' (o.g.)
B. Traoré 78'
Bancé 80' (pen.)
|Report||Mkhonto 8'||Stadium: Mbombela Stadium
|Botswana v Burkina Faso Friendly 13 January 2015||Botswana||0–2||Burkina Faso||Nelspruit, South Africa|
|15:00 UTC+0||Report||Zongo 27'
|Stadium: Mbombela Stadium
|Burkina Faso v Gabon 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Group Stage 17 January 2015||Burkina Faso||0–2||Gabon||Bata, Equatorial Guinea|
|16:00 UTC+0||Report||Aubameyang 19'
|Stadium: Estadio de Bata
Referee: Rajindraparsad Seechurn (Mauritius)
|Equatorial Guinea v Burkina Faso 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Group Stage 21 January 2015||Equatorial Guinea||0–0||Burkina Faso||Bata, Equatorial Guinea|
|16:00 UTC+0||Report||Stadium: Estadio de Bata
Referee: Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
|Congo v Burkina Faso 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Group Stage 25 January 2015||Congo||2–1||Burkina Faso||Ebebiyín, Equatorial Guinea|
|18:00 UTC+0||Bifouma 51'
|Report||Bancé 86'||Stadium: Nuevo Estadio de Ebebiyín
Referee: Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)
The following players were called up in the last 12 months.
- Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel. "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
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- "Burkina Faso coach gets the boot". BBC Sport. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Former Gambia coach Put handed reins at Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
- "Mba’s wondergoal wins African Cup of Nations for Nigeria". Eurosport. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- Marchais, Julien (2006). Burkina Faso (in French). Petit Futé. p. 102. ISBN 2-7469-1601-0.
- "Liste des présélectionnés pour la CAN 2015" (in French). fasofoot.org. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
- Burkina Faso at FIFA.com
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