Anguilla national football team

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Anguilla
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Anguilla Football Association
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Ryszard Orłowski
Most caps Girdon Connor (19)
Top scorer Richard O'Connor (5)
Home stadium Webster Park
FIFA code AIA
FIFA ranking 208 Steady (3 September 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 189 (June 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 209 (April 2015-July 2015)
Elo ranking 223
Highest Elo ranking 218
Lowest Elo ranking 225 (July 2014)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Anguilla 1 – 1 Montserrat 
(Saint Lucia; 14 May 1991)
Biggest win
 Anguilla 4 – 1 Montserrat 
(Saint Martin; 8 February 2001)
 Anguilla 4 – 1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 
(Anguilla; 29 June 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Guyana 14 – 0 Anguilla 
(St. John's, A&B; 16 April 1998)

The Anguilla national football team is the national team of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, and is controlled by the Anguilla Football Association. It is affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF. As of April 2015 Anguilla are ranked as the worst football team in the world. Today they are ranked the worst team in the FIFA rankings.

Anguilla all-time record against all nations[edit]

Updated 29 March 2015

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD  % Won
 Antigua and Barbuda 2 0 0 2 3 12 −9 0%
 Bahamas 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0%
 Barbados 1 0 0 1 1 7 −6 0%
 British Virgin Islands 7 3 0 4 10 15 −5 42.8%
 Dominica 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 0%
 Dominican Republic 4 0 1 3 0 12 −12 0%
 El Salvador 2 0 0 2 0 16 −16 0%
 Grenada 1 0 0 1 1 14 −13 0%
 Guyana 1 0 0 1 0 14 −14 0%
 Montserrat 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1 37.5%
 Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0%
 Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 0 1 1 6 −5 0%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0%
 U.S. Virgin Islands 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 30 4 3 23 27 126 −99 13.8%

World Cup record[edit]

2002 World Cup qualification[edit]

Anguilla entered World Cup qualification for the first time for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

In the Caribbean zone, Anguilla were put in a play-off against the Bahamas and hosted the first leg on 5 March 2000, losing 3-1 at Webster Park in The Valley in front of 3,000 people. In the second leg on 19 March, Anguilla lost 2-1 to the Bahamas at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau with an attendance of 330. They therefore lost 5-2 on aggregate.

2006 World Cup qualification[edit]

In a play-off for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Anguilla faced the Dominican Republic and held them to an away 0-0 draw at the Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte in Santo Domingo, on 19 March 2004. However the second leg was held at the same stadium two days later and the Dominican Republic won 6-0.

2010 World Cup qualification[edit]

During qualification of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Anguilla was drawn against El Salvador in a play-off. On 6 February 2008 they lost 12-0 at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador, where striker Rudis Corrales scored five times and Ronald Cerritos three. Anguilla's home leg was held at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. in the United States on 26 March. In front of 22,670 Anguilla lost 4-0, thus El Salvador won 16-0 on aggregate.

2014 World Cup qualification[edit]

In a play-off for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Anguilla were again drawn to play the Dominican Republic in a play-off, as they had eight years previously. On 8 July 2011 they lost 2-0 at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, and two days later lost at the same stadium 4-0, to send the Dominican Republic through 6-0 on aggregate, the same margin as the previous encounter.

2018 World Cup qualification[edit]

In a play-off for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Anguilla were drawn to play Nicaragua in the first round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualification. On 23 March 2015, they lost the first leg 5-0 at the Dennis Martínez National Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua and, on 29 March 2015, were eliminated at Ronald Webster Park in The Valley, Anguilla with a 3-0 loss, to send Nicaragua through 8-0 on aggregate. The pair of shutouts extended Anguilla's scoreless run in World Cup qualification to eight matches over 15 years dating back to the 2002 World Cup qualification in 2000. Anguilla has still yet to win a match in qualification play.[1]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Scorers for Anguilla Competition
2 October 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 1–3 A. Richardson 52' (pen.) 2010 Caribbean Championship
4 October 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Cayman Islands 1–4 Brooks 33' 2010 Caribbean Championship
6 October 2010 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Saint-Martin 2–1 Brooks 16', Rodgers 37' 2010 Caribbean Championship
19 June 2011 The Valley, Anguilla  U.S. Virgin Islands 0–0 Friendly
8 July 2011 San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic  Dominican Republic 0–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
10 July 2011 San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic  Dominican Republic 0–4 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
7 July 2012 Tortola, British Virgin Islands  British Virgin Islands 0–1 Friendly
23 March 2015 Managua, Nicaragua  Nicaragua 0–5 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
29 March 2015 The Valley, Anguilla  Nicaragua 0–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Squad[edit]

Position
Name[2]
Goalkeepers
Ryan Liddie, Irwin Reid
Defenders
Adonijah Richardson, Khaloni Richardson, Tarik Prentice, Ikenya Browne, Khalid Brooks, Kayini Brooks-Belle, Travis Ruan-Smith
Midfielders
Destroy Findlay, Gemain Hughes, Girdon Connor (c), Vershawn Hodge, Steven Austin, Ruvin Richardson, Alrique Rogers, Mattew Brown, Kenny Williams
Forwards
Glenville Rogers, Kapil Battice, Jonathan Guishard, Jaheel Herbert

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven in, seven out in CONCACAF - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.bvifootballassociation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=102

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