Football in Angola

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Football is the most popular sport in Angola.[1] The national team qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and many Angolan footballers play internationally, particularly in Portugal and France. The top national league is the Girabola.[2]

World Cup 2006[edit]

The national team competed in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 2006. During qualification, Angola won group 4 over Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Algeria and Rwanda. The team was placed in Group D along with Portugal, Mexico national football team and Iran. They finished with 0 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, they made 3rd place in the group. They did not advance past group play. [3]


  1. ^ Jackson, Jamie (10 June 2006). "Angola's golden goals". Retrieved 23 September 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  2. ^ "BBC Sport - Football - Nations Cup stadiums standing idle in Angola". Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Iran 1–1 Angola". BBC. 21 June 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2013.