Guatemala women's national football team

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Guatemala
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Head coach Benjamín Monterroso
Home stadium Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores
FIFA ranking 79 Decrease3
Highest FIFA ranking 72 (July 2003)
Lowest FIFA ranking 121 (March 2008)
First colours
Second colours
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1998)
Best result 4th place (1998)

The Guatemala women's national football team is the national women's association football team of Guatemala and is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala.

They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Costa Rica, having won the 1999 UNCAF championship.[1][2]

History[edit]

Following the creation of the first national women's league in 1997, a Guatemala women's national team was formed and in 1998 it began playing official international matches, the first of which was an 11-0 win against Honduras on 19 July 1998. After two more wins against El Salvador and Haiti, Guatemala advanced to the final qualification tournament to the 1999 Women's World Cup, where they finished fourth.

In June 1999 the first UNCAF Women's Championship was celebrated in Guatemala City, where after wins against Hondurasand Nicaragua and a draw against Costa Rica, the host team won the title by beating the latter 2-0 in the final, in front of 12,000 spectators at the Estadio Mateo Flores.[3] Guatemala captain Magnolia Pérez was the top scorer and best player of the tournament. Guatemala was invited to the 2000 Women's Gold Cup, where they lost all three first round matches against China, Mexico, and Canada.

At the 2001 Central American Games in home soil, Guatemala won their first round group but was then eliminated on penalty kicks in a semi final against Honduras, after which Guatemala beat El Salvador for the bronze medal.[4]

Guatemala entered qualification to the 2004 Olympic Games, where they earned a place in the final qualification tournament after beating Belize and drawing against Panama in the first round in November 2003, but its participation in the competition was halted and the team was replaced by Panama, as FIFA banned Guatemala from all international competitions in January 2004 until February 2004. Between 2004 and 2010, the Guatemala women's team's participation in international competitions was very scarce, with only two competitive matches played, both in 2006 during qualification to the 2006 Women's Gold Cup.

In 2010 Guatemala won the bronze medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, with a 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses record.[5] Later that year, Guatemala participated at the IV Women's Gold Cup, losing all three of their first round matches, against Costa Rica, the United States, and Haiti.

Guatemala hosted the 2012 Central American Pre-Olympic tournament, where they narrowly advanced to the final stage, finishing second behind Costa Rica after beating El Salvador 2-1.[6] At the final qualification tournament in Vancouver, Guatemala lost to Mexico and the United States and beat the Dominican Republic, finishing third in their group and eliminated from the 2012 Olympic Tournament.

Current squad[edit]

Roster for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

Head coach: Benjamín Monterroso

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Yoselin Noemy Franco Guatemala Unifut
2 2DF Daniela Andrade (1992-04-04)4 April 1992 (aged 22) United States South Florida Bulls
3 3MF Marilyn Rivera (1992-02-19)19 February 1992 (aged 22) Guatemala Unifut
4 3MF Mía Espino (1994-09-06)6 September 1994 (aged 20) United States UW Parkside Rangers
5 2DF Londy Barrios (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 (aged 22) Guatemala Deportivo Amatitlán
6 2DF Gloria Aguilar Guatemala Unifut
7 4FW Alida Argueta (1996-01-27)27 January 1996 (aged 18) Guatemala Club Xelajú MC
8 4FW Amanda Monterroso (1993-11-30)30 November 1993 (aged 20) United States Grand Canyon Antelopes
9 4FW Ana Lucía Martínez (1990-01-08)8 January 1990 (aged 24) United States BCS Clash
10 4FW Kimberly De León (1989-08-29)29 August 1989 (aged 25) Guatemala Deportivo Amatitlán
11 4FW Vilma López Guatemala Deportivo Retalhuleu
12 1GK Alicia Navas Guatemala Jutiapanecas Rosal
13 4FW Aisha Solórzano (1998-04-13)13 April 1998 (aged 16) Guatemala Unifut
14 2DF Coralia Monterroso (1991-12-26)26 December 1991 (aged 22) Guatemala Unifut
15 3MF Christian Recinos United States Tyler Junior College
16 3MF Cinthya López (1993-08-23)23 August 1993 (aged 21) Guatemala Unifut
17 3MF Jeniffer Barrios Guatemala Club Xelajú MC
18 2DF Kellin Mayen Guatemala Pares[disambiguation needed]
19 4FW Diana Barrera United States Albany Great Danes
20 4FW Melany Cayetano (1990-03-17)17 March 1990 (aged 24) Guatemala Izabal JC

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 Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup record[edit]

Women's Gold Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
Haiti 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1993 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada 1994 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada 1998 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 10 16 -6
United States 2000 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 33 -33
United StatesCanada 2002 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2006 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 2010 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11
United States 2014 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7
Total 4/9 14 2 0 12 11 68 -57
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

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