Guinea national football team
||This article needs to be updated. (April 2017)|
|Association||Fédération Guinéenne de Football|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Lappé Bangoura|
|Most caps||Pascal Feindouno (96)|
|Top scorer||Pascal Feindouno (29)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 28 Septembre|
|Current||72 1 (1 June 2017)|
|Highest||22 (August 2006, January 2007)|
|Lowest||123 (May 2003)|
|Current||81 (29 March 2017)|
|Lowest||125 (June 1996)|
| Togo 2–1 Guinea
(Togo; 9 May 1962)
| Guinea 14–0 Mauritania
(Guinea; 20 May 1972)
| Zaire 6–0 Guinea
(Zaire; 2 July 1972)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 1976|
The Guinea national football team, nicknamed Syli nationale (National Elephants), is the national team of Guinea and is controlled by the Fédération Guinéenne de Football. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments (2004, 2006, 2008, 2015).
Guinea made their footballing debut in an away friendly on 9 May 1962, losing 2–1 against Togo. In 1963, Guinea entered its first qualification campaign for an Africa Cup of Nations, the 1963 tournament in Ghana. Drawn in a two-legged qualifier against Nigeria, Guinea drew the first leg 2–2 away on 27 July, and on 6 October won 1–0 at home to win 3–2 on aggregate. They were later disqualified for using Guinean officials in the second leg, and Nigeria went through to the finals in their place. In 1965, Guinea entered qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and was placed in Group A with Senegal and Mali. On 28 February they lost 2–0 in Senegal before beating them 3–0 at home on 31 March, Senegal's win over Mali allowed them to qualify instead of Guinea.
In 2001 FIFA expelled the country from the qualification process of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and 2002 African Cup of Nations due to government interference in football. Momo Sylla was to blame for this. They returned to international action in September 2002 after a two-year ban from competition. In the 2004 African Cup of Nations Guinea reached the quarter finals, scoring the first goal against Mali before ultimately losing 2–1, conceding the winning goal in the last minute of the match. Guinea reached the quarter final stage again in the 2006 tournament, taking the lead against Senegal before losing 3–2. 2008 saw Guinea reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for a third successive tournament, only to suffer a 5–0 defeat against Côte d'Ivoire.
In 2012 Guinea beat Botswana 6–1 in the group stage of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, becoming the first side to score six goals in an Africa Cup of Nations game since Côte d'Ivoire in 1970. The team subsequently exited the tournament at the group stage after a draw against Ghana.
- Amilcar Cabral Cup :
- 5 Times Champion (1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 2005)
- 1 Time Runners-up
World Cup record
- 1930 to 1962 – Did not enter
- 1966 – Withdrew
- 1970 – Entry not accepted by FIFA
- 1974 to 2014 – Did not qualify
Africa Cup of Nations
|Africa Cup of Nations Record|
|1965||Did Not Qualify|
|1972||Did Not Qualify|
|1978||Did Not Qualify|
|1982||Did Not Qualify|
|1996||Did Not Qualify|
|2000||Did Not Qualify|
|2010||Did Not Qualify|
|2013||Did Not Qualify|
|2017||Did Not Qualify|
|2023||Qualified as host|
Results and fixtures
|4 September 2016 2017 AFCONQ||Guinea||1–0||Zimbabwe||Conakry, Guinea|
||Report||Stadium: Stade du 28 Septembre
Referee: Mohamed Ragab Omar (Libya)
|9 October 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Tunisia||2–0||Guinea||Monastir, Tunisia|
|18:00 UTC+0||Report||Stadium: Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet
Referee: Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi)
|13 November 2016 2018 FIFA WCQ||Guinea||1–2||DR Congo||Conakry, Guinea|
|17:30 UTC+0||Report||Stadium: Stade du 28 Septembre
Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)
|24 March 2017 Friendly||Guinea||2–2||Gabon||Le Havre, France|
|Report||Stadium: Stade Océane
Referee: Frank Schneider (France)
|28 March 2017 Friendly||Cameroon||1–2||Guinea||Brussels, Belgium|
||Report||Stadium: Edmond Machtens Stadium
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (Belgium)
|6 June 2017 Friendly||Algeria||2–1||Guinea||Blida, Algeria|
||Stadium: Stade Mustapha Tchaker
Referee: Slim Belkhaouas (Tunisia)
|10 June 2017 2019 AFCONQ||Ivory Coast||2–3||Guinea||Bouaké, Ivory Coast|
||Report||Stadium: Stade Bouaké
Referee: Hélder Martins de Carvalho (Angola)
|23 March 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Guinea||v||Central African Republic||Guinea|
|9 November 2018 2019 AFCONQ||Central African Republic||v||Guinea||Central African Republic|
The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Ivory Coast on 10 June 2017.
Caps and goals updated as of 10 June 2017 after the game against Ivory Coast.
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Naby Yattara||12 January 1984||57||0||Paulhan-Pézenas|
|16||GK||Aboubacar Camara||1 June 1993||2||0||Torrevieja|
|5||DF||Fodé Camara||17 August 1988||37||0||Hassania Agadir|
|3||DF||Issiaga Sylla||1 January 1994||33||1||Toulouse|
|4||DF||Florentin Pogba (captain)||19 August 1990||20||0||Saint-Étienne|
|2||DF||Alsény Bangoura||1 October 1993||15||0||Horoya AC|
|17||DF||Sékou Condé||9 June 1993||11||0||Amkar Perm|
|22||DF||Alsény Camara||1 June 1996||7||0||Horoya AC|
|8||MF||Ibrahima Traoré||21 April 1988||42||8||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|9||MF||Sadio Diallo||28 December 1990||31||8||Bastia|
|11||MF||Kévin Constant||15 May 1987||27||5||Sion|
|15||MF||Naby Keïta||10 February 1995||25||3||RB Leipzig|
|14||MF||Ibrahima Sankhon||1 January 1996||17||3||Horoya AC|
|7||MF||Michel Landel||7 July 1990||14||2||Alanyaspor|
|12||MF||Alkhaly Bangoura||8 January 1996||6||0||Étoile du Sahel|
|6||MF||Ousmane Baldé||31 December 1989||3||0||Vereya|
|13||MF||Simon Feindouno||15 August 1985||2||0||Al-Arabi|
|18||FW||Seydouba Soumah||11 June 1991||24||7||Slovan Bratislava|
|10||FW||François Kamano||2 May 1996||17||4||Bordeaux|
|20||FW||Demba Camara||7 November 1994||9||2||Paris FC|
|19||FW||Mathias Pogba||19 August 1990||5||0||Sparta Rotterdam|
|21||FW||José Kanté||27 September 1990||1||0||Wisła Płock|
The following players have been called up for Guinea in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Abdul Aziz Keita||17 June 1990||22||0||AS Kaloum||v. Cameroon, 28 March 2017|
|GK||Abdoulaye Sylla||2 February 1995||4||0||Hafia FC||v. Cameroon, 28 March 2017|
|DF||Baissama Sankoh||20 March 1992||15||0||Guingamp||v. DR Congo, 13 November 2016|
|DF||Ibrahima A. Condé||5 February 1998||2||0||Horoya AC||v. DR Congo, 13 November 2016|
|DF||Bangali Keïta||1 May 1993||0||0||Hassania Agadir||v. DR Congo, 13 November 2016|
|DF||Ibrahima Sory Bangoura||25 July 1989||24||0||Horoya AC||v. Tunisia, 9 October 2016|
|DF||Mamoudou Mara||31 December 1990||9||1||Le Mans||v. Tunisia, 9 October 2016|
|DF||Oumar Diop||12 November 1992||5||0||CS Sedan||v. Egypt, 30 August 2016|
|MF||Boubacar Fofana||6 November 1989||17||0||Al-Ettifaq||v. Cameroon, 28 March 2017|
|MF||Mohamed Mara||12 December 1996||3||0||Lorient||v. Cameroon, 28 March 2017|
|MF||Aboubacar Sylla||23 December 1983||1||0||PS TNI||v. DR Congo, 13 November 2016|
|MF||Ibrahima Soumah||22 February 1995||8||0||AS Kaloum||v. Tunisia, 9 October 2016|
|MF||Ibrahima Conté||3 April 1991||37||1||Oostende||v. Zimbabwe, 4 September 2016|
|MF||Mamadou Bah||25 April 1988||33||4||ASPV||v. Egypt, 30 August 2016|
|FW||Alhassane Keita||16 April 1992||2||0||Marítimo||v. Cameroon, 28 March 2017|
|FW||Lonsana Doumbouya||26 September 1990||2||0||St. Pölten||v. Gabon, 24 March 2017|
|FW||Lass Bangoura||30 March 1992||33||4||Rayo Vallecano||v. DR Congo, 13 November 2016|
|FW||Idrissa Sylla||3 December 1990||24||5||Queens Park Rangers||v. DR Congo, 13 November 2016|
|FW||Ousmane Barry||27 September 1991||3||0||Agrotikos Asteras||v. DR Congo, 13 November 2016|
|FW||Mohamed Yattara||28 July 1993||24||9||Standard Liége||v. Tunisia, 9 October 2016|
|FW||Agogo Camara||4 January 1995||10||2||AS Kaloum||v. Zimbabwe, 4 September 2016|
|FW||Abdoul Camara||20 February 1990||16||4||Guingamp||v. Egypt, 30 August 2016|
- 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.
- Petre Moldoveanu (1976–1977)
- Serge Devèze (1992–1993)
- Boro Primorac (1994)
- Mykhaylo Fomenko (1994)
- Volodymyr Muntyan (1995–1998)
- Henri Stambouli (1998–99)
- Bruno Metsu (2000)
- Bernard Simondi (2000–01)
- Michel Dussuyer (2002–2004)
- Patrice Neveu (2004–06)
- Robert Nouzaret (2006–09)
- Titi Camara (2009)
- Mamadi Souaré (2009–10)
- Michel Dussuyer (2010–15)
- Luis Fernández (2015–16)
- Lappé Bangoura (2016–)
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- Petre Moldoveanu who won the CAF Champions League in 1975 with Hafia Football Club was appointed manager of Guinea and led his side to the 1976 African Cup of Nations finals.
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