French Guiana national football team

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French Guiana
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Ligue de Football de la Guyane
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Jaïr Karam
Asst coach Marie-Rose Carême
Captain Laurent Ringuet
Home stadium Stade de Baduel
FIFA code GYF
Elo ranking 146
Highest Elo ranking 146 (July 2014)
Lowest Elo ranking 174 (2000)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 French Guiana 0–9 Dutch Guyana Netherlands
(French Guiana; Unknown date 1946)
Biggest win
 French Guiana 11–1 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 
(France; September 26, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 French Guiana 0–9 Dutch Guyana Netherlands
(French Guiana; Unknown date 1946)

The French Guiana national football team (French: sélection de Guyane de football) is the regional team of the French overseas department and region of French Guiana and is controlled by the Ligue de Football de Guyane, local branch of Fédération Française de Football.

Overview[edit]

As an overseas department of the French Republic, it is not a member of FIFA. French Guiana is therefore not eligible to enter the World Cup, but Guianese being French citizens are eligible to play for the French national football team. Bernard Lama and Florent Malouda are two examples of Guianese players who have played for the French national team, the former winning the 1998 World Cup and the latter playing as a runner-up during the 2006 World Cup.

However, French Guiana is a member of CONCACAF and CFU, and thus eligible for all competitions organized by both. Indeed, according to the status of the FFF (article 34, paragraph 6): "[...]Under the control of related continental confederations, and with the agreement of the FFF, those leagues can organize international sport events at a regional level or set up teams in order to participate to them."

A special rule of the Gold Cup only allows players to join the team if they have not played for France during the past five years. This rule also applies for Guadeloupe and Martinique. On the other side, any player joining the Guianese team is allowed to join the French national team later with no time restrictions.

Gold Cup record[edit]

Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1991 to 2000 Did not qualify
2002 to 2003 Did not enter
United States 2005 Did not qualify
2007 to 2011 Did not enter
United States 2013 Did not qualify
United States 2015 To be determined
Total 0/12

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1989 to 1994 Did not qualify
Cayman Islands Jamaica 1995 Group Stage 6 1 1 4 9 11
1996 to 1997 Did not enter
Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica 1998 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Withdrew
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Did not enter
Barbados 2005 Did not qualify
2007 to 2010 Did not enter
Antigua and Barbuda 2012 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 6
Jamaica 2014 To be determined
Total Group Stage 2/17 9 2 1 6 13 17

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Competition
30 April 2014
Aruba Aruba  British Virgin Islands 6-0
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
1 June 2014
Aruba Aruba  Turks and Caicos Islands 6-0
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
3 June 2014
Aruba Aruba  Aruba 2-0
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
3 September 2014
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  Grenada 1-1
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
5 September 2014
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 2-1
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
7 September 2014
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  Curaçao 0-0
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
8 October 2014
Haiti Haiti  Haiti -
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
10 October 2014
Haiti Haiti  Saint Kitts and Nevis -
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
12 October 2014
Haiti Haiti  Barbados -
2014 Caribbean Cup qualification

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were called up to the squad for the 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Rudy Merille (1983-03-23) 23 March 1983 (age 31) 14 0 French Guiana CSC Cayenne
1GK Jean-Beaunel Petit-Homme (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 23) 4 0 France ES Wasquehal
2DF Marc Edwige (1986-10-26) 26 October 1986 (age 27) 4 0 French Guiana CSC de Cayenne
2DF Laurent Ringuet (1980-04-14) 14 April 1980 (age 34) 1 0 French Guiana ASC Le Geldar
2DF Samuel Sophie (1983-05-23) 23 May 1983 (age 31) 14 1 French Guiana US Sinnamary
2DF Marvin Torvic (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 26) 9 0 Finland PS Kemi
3MF Marvin Desmangles 26 French Guiana CSC de Cayenne
3MF Kevin Rimane (1991-02-23) 23 February 1991 (age 23) 0 0 France US Boulogne
3MF Marc-Arnaud Mona (1984-08-28) 28 August 1984 (age 30) 1 0 French Guiana USL Montjoly
3MF Rudy Evens (1988-02-13) 13 February 1988 (age 26) 20 2 French Guiana ASC Le Geldar
3MF Serghilio Atooman 21 French Guiana Cosma Foot
3MF David Martinon (1976-12-22) 22 December 1976 (age 37) 4 0 French Guiana US Matoury
4FW Orphéo Nalie (1985-10-02) 2 October 1985 (age 28) 1 0 French Guiana ASC Le Geldar
4FW Mickael Solvi 26 French Guiana USL Montjoly
4FW Gabriel Pigrée (1985-03-18) 18 March 1985 (age 29) 0 0 France Trélissac FC
4FW Gary Pigrée (1988-05-22) 22 May 1988 (age 26) 7 8 French Guiana AJ Saint-Georges
4FW Stephan Clet (1992-10-13) 13 October 1992 (age 21) 10 2 French Guiana US Sinnamary
4FW Sylvio Breleur (1978-10-13) 13 October 1978 (age 35) 4 2 Belgium RFC Tournai

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