Suriname has participated in the qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup since 1962, but has never qualified for the finals. Suriname's strongest showing in World Cup qualification was the campaign for the 1978 finals, when the national team reached the final group stage.
Suriname also came second in CONCACAF qualifying for the 1964 Olympics, behind qualifiers Mexico and third in qualifying for the 1980 Olympics, behind qualifiers Costa Rica and United States. The US then boycotted the Moscow Olympics, and were replaced by Cuba in the football tournament, after Suriname opted to boycott the games as well.
Inspired by the success of teams with dual nationals, especially Algeria, SVB president John Krishnadath has submitted a proposal to the national assembly to allow dual citizenship for athletes with the goal of reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The bill is set to be voted in January. In order to support this project, a team with professional players of Surinamese origin has been assembled and will play an exhibition match on Boxing day 2014 at the Andre Kamperveen Stadion. The project is managed by Nordin Wooter and David Endt, who have set up a presentation and sent invitations to 100 players of Surinamese origin, receiving 85 positive answers. Dean Gorré has been named to coach this special selection. FIFA is supporting the project and has granted insurance for the players and clubs despite this not being an official match.
As of May, 2015, Dean Gorré is the national team coach and he currently oversees both, the official and unofficial (Professional) teams. The Unofficial Professional team consists of players willing to commit to Suriname if the dual-citizenship bill is approved and has played two international games so far. This team is not to be confused with the Suriprofs, a charity organization.