Guinea-Bissau national football team
|Association||Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Baciro Candé|
|Top scorer||Cícero (6)|
|Home stadium||Estádio 24 de Setembro
Estádio Lino Correia
|Current||80 12 (9 February 2017)|
|Highest||68 (November 2016–January 2017)|
|Lowest||195 (February–March 2010)|
|Current||141 (24 February 2017)|
|Lowest||157 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)|
| British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea
(Gambia; June 2, 1952)
| Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
| Mali 6–1 Guinea-Bissau
(Banjul, Gambia; December 1, 1997)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2017)|
|Best result||Group stage, 2017|
The Guinea-Bissau national football team is the national team of Guinea-Bissau and is controlled by the Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau. They are a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Guinea-Bissau entered their first FIFA World Cup qualification with the aim of reaching the 1998 World Cup in France. The first round of African qualification required for them to play Guinea in a two-legged match. The first leg was held at home in the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on 1 June 1996 with an attendance of 15,000. Guinea-Bissau went 2–0 up at half-time after strikes from Tavares Pereira in 11th and 36th minutes. Guinea's Titi Camara equalised with his own brace in the 53rd and 54th minutes. Guinea-Bissau's Co Cipriano won the game with a 60th-minute penalty to make it 3–2.
The away leg was held at the Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry. Momo Soumah of Guinea scored to equalise the aggregate at half-time before Co Cipriano scored for Guinea-Bissau to put his side 4–3 up. However, another goal from Soumah equalised the aggregate and Tibou Bangoura of Guinea won the match with his goal that made it 5–4 on aggregate.
- Amilcar Cabral Cup :
- 1 Time Runners-up
World Cup record
Africa Cup of Nations record
- 1957 to 1992 – Did not enter
- 1994 – Did not qualify
- 1996 – Withdrew during qualifying
- 1998 – Banned for withdrawing in 1996
- 2000 – Did not enter
- 2002 – Withdrew
- 2004 – Withdrew
- 2006 – Did not qualify
- 2008 – Did not enter
- 2010 to 2015 – Did not qualify
- 2017 – Group Stage
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|23 March 2016 AFCON 2017 Q||Guinea-Bissau||1–0||Kenya||Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau|
|16:00 UTC±0||Camará 18'||Report||Referee: Kokou Fagla (Togo)
|27 March 2016 AFCON 2017 Q||Kenya||0–1||Guinea-Bissau||Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi|
|16:00 UTC+3||Report||Cícero 81'||Referee: Norman Matemera (Zimbabwe)
|4 June 2016 AFCON 2017 Q||Guinea-Bissau||3–2||Zambia||Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau|
|16:00 UTC±0||Zezinho 15' (pen.)
|Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
|4 September 2016 AFCON 2017 Q||Congo||1–0||Guinea-Bissau||Stade Municipal de Kintélé, Brazzaville|
|15:30 UTC+1||Doré 74'||Report||Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)
|14 January 2017 2017 AFCON||Gabon||1–1||Guinea-Bissau||Libreville, Gabon|
|17:00 GMT||Aubameyang 52'||Report||J. Soares 90+1'||Stadium: Stade de l'Amitié
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
|18 January 2017 2017 AFCON||Cameroon||2–1||Guinea-Bissau||Libreville, Gabon|
|20:00 GMT||Report||Piqueti 13'||Stadium: Stade de l'Amitié
Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)
|22 January 2017 2017 AFCON||Guinea-Bissau||0–2||Burkina Faso||Franceville, Gabon|
|20:00 GMT||Report||Stadium: Stade de Franceville
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
The official kit is currently manufactured by Roly. The home kit is yellow, as are the shorts. They feature black trim. The away kit is a black shirt and shorts with details in yellow.
The previous kit was red and manufactured by Lacatoni.
A 35-man provisional squad was announced on 18 December 2016. Eliseu Cassamá and Yazalde rejected the call. The final squad was announced on 4 January 2017, with Abudu, Guti Almada, Mama Baldé, Edelino Ié, Edouard Mendy, Formose Mendy, Mesca, Pelé, Bruno Preira, Jean-Paul Mendy, Cícero and Zé Turbo being left out of the team. Though not apart of the preliminary squad, Rui Dabó and Tomás Dabó was added to the squad. Caps and goals updated as of 22 January 2017 after the game against Burkina Faso.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Jonas Mendes||20 November 1989||23||0||Salgueiros|
|12||GK||Papa Mbaye||11 December 1985||1||0||Polideportivo Aguadulce|
|23||GK||Rui Dabó||5 October 1994||0||0||Cova Piedade|
|6||DF||Eridson||25 June 1990||16||1||Freamunde|
|22||DF||Mamadu||29 August 1990||14||0||Free Agent|
|14||DF||Juary Soares||20 February 1992||8||1||Mafra|
|5||DF||Rudinilson||20 August 1994||8||0||Utenis|
|16||DF||Agostinho Soares||27 January 1990||6||0||Covilhã|
|2||DF||Emmanuel Mendy||30 March 1990||4||0||Eldense|
|4||DF||Tomás Dabó||20 October 1993||3||0||Free Agent|
|7||MF||Zezinho (c)||23 September 1992||23||2||Levadiakos|
|10||MF||Bocundji Ca||28 December 1986||20||0||Free Agent|
|18||MF||Piqueti||12 February 1993||8||1||Braga B|
|11||MF||Nanissio||17 September 1991||7||0||Felgueiras|
|20||MF||Idrissa Camará||30 October 1992||6||1||Avellino|
|15||MF||Toni Silva||15 September 1993||5||1||Levadiakos|
|8||MF||Francisco Júnior||18 January 1992||3||0||Strømsgodset|
|3||MF||Saná Camará||29 December 1991||2||0||Académico Viseu|
|17||FW||Sami||18 December 1988||11||0||Arouca|
|13||FW||Frédéric Mendy||18 November 1988||5||1||Jeju United|
|19||FW||João Mário||11 October 1993||4||0||Chaves|
|9||FW||Abel Camará||6 January 1990||4||0||Belenenses|
|21||FW||Aldair||31 January 1992||2||0||Olhanense|
The following players have been called up for Guinea-Bissau in the last 12 months.
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
- RET Player has retired from international football.
- DEC Player has refused to join the team after the call-up.
- SUS Suspended from the national team.
- PRE Preliminary Squad.
- "Guinea Bissau plot to shock Zambia". Lusaka Times. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
- "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-01. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
- "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-16. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
- "Debutants Guinea Bissau name preliminary Nations Cup squad". bbc.com. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
- "Rio Ave: Yazalde recusou jogar CAN pela Guiné-Bissau" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- "Guiné-Bissau inspira-se em Portugal para bender a CAN" (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017.