Guinea-Bissau national football team

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Guinea-Bissau
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Djurtus
AssociationFootball Federation of Guinea-Bissau
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationWAFU (West Africa)
Head coachBaciro Candé
CaptainZezinho
Most capsLino (36)
Top scorerCícero Semedo, Nando Co (6)
Home stadiumEstádio 24 de Setembro
Estádio Lino Correia
FIFA codeGNB
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 118 Steady (14 June 2019)[1]
Highest68 (November 2016–January 2017)
Lowest195 (February–March 2010)
Elo ranking
Current 139 Steady (10 July 2019)[2]
Highest99 (11 February 1984)
Lowest159 (23 April 2000, 10 June 2001)
First international
 British Gambia 1–3 Portuguese Guinea
(British Gambia; June 2, 1952)
Biggest win
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 7–2 Benin 
(Bamako, Mali; November 3, 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Guinea 7–0 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
(Conakry, Guinea; July 22, 2017)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances2 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage (2017, 2019)

The Guinea-Bissau national football team is the national team of Guinea-Bissau and is controlled by the Football Federation of Guinea-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.[3]

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.[4]

Football achievements[edit]

Amilcar Cabral Cup :
  • 1 Time Runners-up

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Part of  Portugal Part of  Portugal
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Did not enter Declined participation
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 4 5
South Korea Japan 2002 2 0 1 1 0 3
Germany 2006 2 0 0 2 1 4
South Africa 2010 2 0 1 1 0 1
Brazil 2014 2 0 1 1 1 2
Russia 2018 2 0 1 1 2 4
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
United States Canada Mexico 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/21 12 1 4 7 8 19

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Part of  Portugal
Egypt 1959
Ethiopia 1962
Ghana 1963
Tunisia 1965
Ethiopia 1968
Sudan 1970
Cameroon 1972
Egypt 1974
Ethiopia 1976 Not affiliated to CAF
Ghana 1978
Nigeria 1980
Libya 1982
Ivory Coast 1984
Egypt 1986
Morocco 1988 Did not enter
Algeria 1990
Senegal 1992
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
South Africa 1996 Withdrew during qualifying
Burkina Faso 1998 Banned for withdrawing in 1996
Ghana Nigeria 2000 Did not enter
Mali 2002 Withdrew
Tunisia 2004
Egypt 2006 Did not qualify
Ghana 2008 Did not enter
Angola 2010 Did not qualify
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012
South Africa 2013
Equatorial Guinea 2015
Gabon 2017 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 2 5
Egypt 2019 Group stage 20th 3 0 1 2 0 4
Cameroon 2021 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2023
Guinea 2025
Total Group stage 2/32 6 0 2 4 2 9

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[5]

Caps and goals as of 2 July 2019 consequent to the match against Ghana.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jonas Mendes (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29) 35 0 Portugal Académico Viseu
12 1GK Rui Dabó (1994-10-05) 5 October 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Portugal Armacenenses
23 1GK Edimar Cá (2000-08-14) 14 August 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Guinea-Bissau UDIB

2 2DF Nadjack (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 25) 8 0 Portugal Rio Ave
4 2DF Marcelo Djaló (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 25) 3 0 England Fulham
5 2DF Rudinilson Silva (1994-08-20) 20 August 1994 (age 24) 16 0 Morocco Olympique Khouribga
6 2DF Tomás Dabó (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 25) 7 0 Italy Rieti
14 2DF Juary Soares (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 27) 18 1 Portugal Mafra
21 2DF Nanú (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 25) 3 0 Portugal Marítimo
22 2DF Mamadu Candé (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 19 0 Portugal Santa Clara

3 3MF Burá (1995-12-22) 22 December 1995 (age 23) 5 0 Portugal Aves
7 3MF Zezinho Djafal (c) (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 26) 33 2 Slovakia Senica
8 3MF João Jaquité (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Portugal Tondela
10 3MF Pelé (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 27) 10 0 England Nottingham Forest
16 3MF Moreto Cassamá (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 (age 21) 1 0 France Reims
20 3MF Sori Mané (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 23) 11 0 Portugal Cova Piedade

9 4FW Romário Baldé (1996-12-25) 25 December 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Poland Lechia Gdańsk
11 4FW Jorginho (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 23) 7 0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
13 4FW Frédéric Mendy (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 30) 14 4 Portugal Vitória de Setúbal
15 4FW Toni Silva (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 25) 15 2 Egypt Al Ittihad Alexandria
17 4FW Mama Baldé (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Portugal Aves
18 4FW Piqueti Djassi (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 26) 19 3 Saudi Arabia Al-Shoulla
19 4FW Joseph Mendes (1991-03-30) 30 March 1991 (age 28) 4 0 France Ajaccio

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 Grégory Gomis (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 28) 0 0 Qatar Al-Arabi 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE

DF Bacar Baldé (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 27) 22 1 Armenia Gandzasar Kapan 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Eddi Gomes (1988-11-17) 17 November 1988 (age 30) 4 1 Iceland Hafnarfjarðar 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
DF Lamine Bá (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 25) 1 0 Portugal Chaves B v.  Mozambique, 23 March 2019
DF João Ricciulli (1999-10-10) 10 October 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Portugal Sporting CP U23 v.  Mozambique, 23 March 2019
DF Agostinho Soares (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 29) 9 0 Portugal Covilhã v.  Zambia, 14 October 2018

MF Leonel Alves (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 31) 3 0 Portugal Sintrense 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Francisco Júnior RET (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 27) 7 0 Norway Strømsgodset v.  Zambia, 14 October 2018

FW João Mário (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 25) 7 0 Portugal Académico Viseu 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Carlos Embaló (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 24) 2 1 Italy Cosenza 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Jefferson Encada (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães v.  Mozambique, 8 September 2018

DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player has retired from international football.
SUS Suspended from the national team.

Records[edit]

As of 10 July 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Guinea Bissau.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  3. ^ "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-01. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  4. ^ "CAF – 1998 FIFA WORLD CUP PRELIMINARIES". Allworldcup.narod.ru. 1996-06-16. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  5. ^ "CAN DO EGIPRO'2019: CANDÉ ANUNCIA 23 CONVOCADOS E DEIXA CARLOS ABNA E BACAR BALDÉ DE FORA" (in Portuguese). odemocratagb.

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