Guinea-Bissau national football team

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Guinea-Bissau
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Djurtus
Association Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Head coach Baciro Candé[1]
Captain Bocundji Ca
Top scorer Cícero (6)
Home stadium Estádio 24 de Setembro
Estádio Lino Correia
FIFA code GNB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 80 Decrease 12 (9 February 2017)
Highest 68 (November 2016–January 2017)
Lowest 195 (February–March 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 141 Steady (24 February 2017)
Highest 98 (1984)
Lowest 157 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)
First international
 British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea
(Gambia; June 2, 1952)
Biggest win
 Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin 
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
Biggest defeat
 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).

History[edit]

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.[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.[3]

Football achievements[edit]

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Kit providers[edit]

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.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

A 35-man provisional squad was announced on 18 December 2016.[5] Eliseu Cassamá and Yazalde rejected the call.[6][7] 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.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonas Mendes (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 27) 23 0 Portugal Salgueiros
12 1GK Papa Mbaye (1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 31) 1 0 Spain Polideportivo Aguadulce
23 1GK Rui Dabó (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Portugal Cova Piedade

6 2DF Eridson (1990-06-25) 25 June 1990 (age 26) 16 1 Portugal Freamunde
22 2DF Mamadu (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 26) 14 0 Free Agent
14 2DF Juary Soares (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 25) 8 1 Portugal Mafra
5 2DF Rudinilson (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 22) 8 0 Lithuania Utenis
16 2DF Agostinho Soares (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 27) 6 0 Portugal Covilhã
2 2DF Emmanuel Mendy (1990-03-30) 30 March 1990 (age 26) 4 0 Spain Eldense
4 2DF Tomás Dabó (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Free Agent

7 3MF Zezinho (c) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 24) 23 2 Greece Levadiakos
10 3MF Bocundji Ca (1986-12-28) 28 December 1986 (age 30) 20 0 Free Agent
18 3MF Piqueti (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 24) 8 1 Portugal Braga B
11 3MF Nanissio (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 25) 7 0 Portugal Felgueiras
20 3MF Idrissa Camará (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 24) 6 1 Italy Avellino
15 3MF Toni Silva (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 23) 5 1 Greece Levadiakos
8 3MF Francisco Júnior (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 25) 3 0 Norway Strømsgodset
3 3MF Saná Camará (1991-12-29) 29 December 1991 (age 25) 2 0 Portugal Académico Viseu

17 4FW Sami (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 28) 11 0 Portugal Arouca
13 4FW Frédéric Mendy (1988-11-18) 18 November 1988 (age 28) 5 1 South Korea Jeju United
19 4FW João Mário (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 23) 4 0 Portugal Chaves
9 4FW Abel Camará (1990-01-06) 6 January 1990 (age 27) 4 0 Portugal Belenenses
21 4FW Aldair (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Portugal Olhanense

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for Guinea-Bissau in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Edouard Mendy (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 25) 0 0 France Reims 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE

DF Formose Mendy (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 28) 0 0 Turkey Adana Demirspor 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
DF Eliseu Cassamá (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Portugal Rio Ave 2017 Africa Cup of NationsDEC
DF Mama Baldé (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Portugal Sporting B 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
DF Sambinha (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 24) 4 0 United States New England Revolution v.  Congo, 4 September 2016

MF Jean-Paul Mendy (1982-08-15) 15 August 1982 (age 34) 0 0 France Quevilly-Rouen 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
MF Pelé (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Portugal Benfica B 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
MF Abudu (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Portugal Operário 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
MF Aliu Djaló (1992-02-05) 5 February 1992 (age 25) 4 0 England Crawley Town v.  Congo, 4 September 2016
MF Bruno Gomis (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Romania Ceahlăul Piatra Neamt v.  Congo, 4 September 2016
MF Beto Catiane (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Spain Caudal v.  Congo, 4 September 2016

FW Cícero Semedo (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 (age 30) 14 6 Portugal Paços de Ferreira 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
FW Guti Almada (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 26) 0 0 Portugal Real Queluz 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
FW Edelino Ié (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Portugal Braga B 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
FW Mesca (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Cyprus AEL Limassol 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
FW Bruno Preira (1987-01-25) 25 January 1987 (age 30) 0 0 France Colomiers 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
FW Zé Turbo (1996-10-22) 22 October 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Spain Marbella 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
FW Yazalde (1988-09-21) 21 September 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Portugal Rio Ave 2017 Africa Cup of NationsDEC
FW Ansumane (1991-06-21) 21 June 1991 (age 25) 6 1 Portugal Rebordosa v.  Congo, 4 September 2016

Notes:

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guinea Bissau plot to shock Zambia". Lusaka Times. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-01. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-16. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  4. ^ http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pMkPOXBWOec/TGcX_SzM0GI/AAAAAAAAdCw/nn_d9I92JQY/s1600/Guine_Futebol_Nelson_Herbert_v10.png
  5. ^ "Debutants Guinea Bissau name preliminary Nations Cup squad". bbc.com. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rio Ave: Yazalde recusou jogar CAN pela Guiné-Bissau" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Guiné-Bissau inspira-se em Portugal para bender a CAN" (in Portuguese). O Jogo. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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