Football in Nicaragua

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Football in Nicaragua
Governing bodyNicaraguan Football Federation
National team(s)Men's national team
First played1862
National competitions
International competitions
CONCACAF Champions League
CONCACAF Gold Cup (National Team)
FIFA World Cup (National Team)
FIFA Confederations Cup (Men's National Team)
CONCACAF Women's Championship (National Team)
FIFA Women's World Cup (National Team)
Nicaragua vs Costa Rica final, women's football at the 2013 Central American Games in San José, Costa Rica.

Football is the second most popular sport in Nicaragua after baseball.[1][2][3]

National team[edit]

League system[edit]

Level League(s)/Division(s)
1 Primera División
10 clubs
↓↑ 1-2 clubs
2 Segunda División
19 clubs + 1 Reserve team divided in 2 series of 10 clubs
↓↑ 2 clubs
3 Tercera Division de Nicaragua
10 clubs divided in 2 series of 5


  1. ^ Cate, Ana (2013-07-01). "espnW - Soccer Without Borders changed my perception". Retrieved 2013-12-08.
  2. ^ Gould, Ellery (2013-03-07). "espnW - Soccer Without Borders empowers youth in Nicaragua". Retrieved 2013-12-08.
  3. ^ "Oscar Duarte effect gives baseball-loving Nicaragua a taste for soccer". Retrieved 10 March 2017.

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