Benin women's national football team

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Benin
Association Fédération Béninoise de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Vacant
Captain None
Most caps Unknown
Top scorer Bouraïma Bathily (1)
Home stadium Stade de l'Amitié
FIFA code BEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current NR (23 June 2017)[1]
Highest 92 (December 2009)
Lowest 148 (September 2015)
First international
 Benin 1–0 Malawi 
(Benin; February 19, 2006)
Biggest win
 Benin 1–0 Malawi 
(Benin; February 19, 2006)
 Benin 3–2 Guinea 
(Dakar, Senegal; May 17, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Senegal 5–1 Benin 
(Dakar, Senegal; May 19, 2006)

The Benin women's national football team represents Benin in international women's football and it is controlled by the Fédération Béninoise de Football. They never reached the African Championship or the World Cup finals.

Benin's participation in the African Championships consists of only one qualification tournament, in 2006. Benin beat Malawi at home, and therefore moved through the first qualification round. They then drew 1-1 with Ivory Coast, and won in a penalty shootout. In the second round, Benin met Mali, and lost both matches.

Benin also entered the 2008 African Championships, but then pulled out before the tournament began. Their home defeat to Mali was therefore the last match Benin has played in so far.

History[edit]

2006 African Women's Championship[edit]

The national team of Benin played its first match against Malawi on February 19, 2006; in the qualifying tournament of the 2006 African Women's Championship, which was held in Nigeria. Benin won the match by a score of 1–0, but the goalscorer was unknown. The second leg was played on February 26, 2006; this time it ended with a 0–0 draw. Benin advanced to the First Round due to an aggregate score of 1–0. In the First Round, Benin was paired with Ivory Coast and drew both matches by scores of 1–1. In the second match when it was still 1–1 after extra time, Benin won in a penalty shoot-out by a score of 4–3 and they advanced to the Second Round. In the Second Round, Benin met Mali. In the first leg, on July 22, 2006; Benin lost the match 3–1, and their only goal in the game was scored by Bouraïma Bathily, the only known goalscorer for Benin. The second leg, played on August 6, 2006, was a 1–0 loss and also so far the last match that Benin played, in which they lost by one goal. Thus, Benin was eliminated from the tournament by an aggregate score of 4–1.

2008 Olympic Games qualifying[edit]

Benin was paired with Namibia in the preliminary round for the 2008 Olympic Games Football Tournament in China, but they withdrew.

2008 African Women's Championship[edit]

Once again Benin withdrew from a tournament, after being paired with Guinea in the First Round of the 2008 African Women's Championship qualification. The tournament was held in Equatorial Guinea.

Competition Records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
France 2019 TBD - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

African Women's Championship record[edit]

Africa Women Cup of Nations
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1991 Did Not Enter
1995
Nigeria 1998
South Africa 2000
Nigeria 2002
South Africa 2004
Nigeria 2006 Did Not Qualify
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Withdrew
South Africa 2010 Did Not Enter
Equatorial Guinea 2012
Namibia 2014
Cameroon 2016
Total 0/12 - - - - - -

Olympic Games record[edit]

Summer Olympics
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Did Not Enter
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008 Withdrew
United Kingdom 2012 Did Not Enter
Brazil 2016
Total 0/6 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Africa Games record[edit]

All-Africa Games
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Nigeria 2003 Did Not Enter
Algeria 2007
Mozambique 2011
Republic of the Congo 2015
Total 0/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Official Record[edit]

Partial results are shown in parentheses

Date Location Home team Score Away team Source
19 February 2006 Benin Benin Benin 1–0 Malawi Malawi
26 February 2006 Malawi Malawi Malawi 0–0 Benin Benin
12 March 2006 Cotonou Benin Benin 1–1 (1–0) Ivory Coast Ivory Coast [2]
24 March 2006 Abidjan Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 1–1 (0–0) 3–4 PSO Benin Benin [2]
17 May 2006 Dakar Benin Benin 3–2 Guinea Guinea
19 May 2006 Dakar Senegal Senegal 5–1 Benin Benin
21 May 2006 Dakar Benin Benin 3–2 (a.e.t.) Ivory Coast Ivory Coast [2]
29 May 2006 Cotonou Benin Benin 2–3 (2–2) Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
22 July 2006 Bamako Mali Mali 3–1 (1–0) Benin Benin
27 July 2006 Cotonou Benin Benin 1–2 Republic of the Congo Congo
6 August 2006 Cotonou Benin Benin 0–1 (0–0) Mali Mali
27–29 October 2007 Benin Benin (w/o) Namibia Namibia
30 November 2007 Guinea Guinea (w/o) Benin Benin

All-time record[edit]

  • Correct as of November 5, 2014

Coaches[edit]

  • Unknown (2006)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c "Results: Côte d'Ivoire". FIFA. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2012.