Comoros national football team

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Comoros
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Coelecantes
Association Fédération Comorienne de Football
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Ali Mbaé Camara
Captain Ben Nabouhane
Most caps Kassim Abdallah (20)
Top scorer Ben Nabouhane (5)
Home stadium Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh
FIFA code COM
FIFA ranking 173 Steady (18 December 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 164 (June 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 207 (December 2006)
Elo ranking 197
Highest Elo ranking 196 (4 August 2011)
Lowest Elo ranking 208 (September 2003)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Mauritius 3–0 Comoros 
(Réunion; August 26, 1979)
Biggest win
 Comoros 4–2 Djibouti 
(Sana'a, Yemen; December 17, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Mauritius 6–1 Comoros 
(Réunion; August 31, 1979)
 Madagascar 5–0 Comoros 
(Seychelles; August 20, 1993)
 Mauritius 5–0 Comoros 
(Mauritius; September 4, 2003)

The Comoros national football team is the national football team of Comoros, which is controlled by the Fédération Comorienne de Football.[1] It was formed in 1979, joined the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2003, and became a FIFA member in 2005.

History[edit]

Comoros played their first matches in the 1979 Indian Ocean Island Games. Those were the only games they played until qualification for the 2009 Arab Nations Cup in 2006. Those two matches were their first two matches with full FIFA recognition, and included a 4–2 victory over Djibouti, which is considered the largest win in the Comorian team's history. In 2007, Comoros first entered qualification for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations for the 2010 tournaments, but lost in the preliminary round 2–10 on aggregate to Madagascar.

Comoros only plays in a few tournaments, including the Indian Ocean Island Games since 1979, and all eight times; the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2008 and 2009; and the Arab Nations Cup only in 2009. Unfortunately, there has not been an Arab Nations Cup since.

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup[edit]

Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

  • 1979 - Third Place
  • 1985 - Third Place
  • 1990 - Fourth Place
  • 1993 - Group Stage (Fifth Place)
  • 1998 - Group Stage (Fifth Place)
  • 2003 - Fourth Place
  • 2007 - Group Stage
  • 2011 - Group Stage

Schedule[edit]

Recent results[edit]

2011 Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Mauritius 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Comoros 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2
 Maldives 3 0 2 1 4 8 -4 2

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13
 Libya 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
 Mozambique 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
 Comoros 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1

Head-to-Head Records against other countries[edit]

As of September 4, 2011

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Botswana 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Djibouti 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Lesotho 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Libya 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3
 Madagascar 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20
 Malawi 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Maldives 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1
 Mauritius 6 0 0 6 1 20 -19
 Mozambique 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5
 Namibia 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Réunion 6 1 1 4 3 13 -10
 Seychelles 5 1 1 3 3 9 -6
 Swaziland 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Zambia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
14 Countries 40 4 6 30 21 96 −75

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Kenya on 18 and 30 May 2014.

Caps and goals updated as May 30, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Mahamoud Mroivili (1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 28) 9 0 Comoros Volcan Club
16 1GK Mohamed Hassani Mbalia (1984-08-15) 15 August 1984 (age 30) 11 0 Comoros Enfants des Comores
1GK Ludovic Delapeyre (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 24) 0 0 United States Rio Grande Red Storm
2DF Kassim Abdallah (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 27) 20 7 France Evian TG
4 2DF David Humblot (1990-12-18) 18 December 1990 (age 24) 6 0 Comoros Volcan Club
5 2DF Ibrahim Rachidi (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 34) 5 0 France Uzès Pont du Gard
2DF Chaker Alhadhur (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 23) 3 0 France Nantes
2DF Foued M'Roudjaé (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 20) 2 0 France Marseille (res.)
2DF Djamalldine Bounou (1991-04-15) 15 April 1991 (age 23) 1 0 France La Cayolle
2DF Faydine Daroussi (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 23) 1 0 France Aubagne
15 3MF Youssouf M'Changama (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 24) 9 1 France Uzès Pont du Gard
7 3MF Ali M'Madi (1984-08-15) 15 August 1984 (age 30) 8 0 France Gazélec Ajaccio
6 3MF Nadjim Abdou (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 30) 7 0 England Millwall
3MF Yacine Saandi (1987-04-02) 2 April 1987 (age 27) 6 1 Réunion Tampon
11 3MF Mohamed Youssouf (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 26) 6 1 Greece Ergotelis
3MF Halifa Soulé (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 24) 4 0 France Béziers
3MF Fouad Bachirou (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Scotland Greenock Morton
3 3MF Salim Mramboini (1984-08-26) 26 August 1984 (age 30) 3 0 France GS Consolat
19 3MF Fouad Rachid (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 23) 3 0 France Nancy
17 3MF Samir Bertin (1986-04-15) 15 April 1986 (age 28) 1 0 France Roye
3MF Nasser Chamed (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 21) 0 0 France Châteauroux
3MF Chadhouli M'Radabi Comoros Djabal
4FW Mohamed M'Changama (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 27) 5 0 France Marseille Consolat
10 4FW Ben Nabouhane (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 25) 7 5 Greece Veria
4FW Hamadi Combo 1 0 France Belfort

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vickers, Steve (2009-10-24). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Comoros make steps forward". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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