Libya national futsal team

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Libya
Nickname(s) Mediterranean Knights
فرسان المتوسط
Association Libyan Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Spain Pablo Prieto Perille
Captain Mohammed Al-Sharif
Home stadium African Union
FIFA code LBY
FIFA ranking 32 (13 July 2016) [1]
Highest FIFA ranking 14 (March 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 71 (February 2004)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Italy 9–2 Libya 
(Roma, Italy; July 19, 1974)
Biggest win
 Libya 20–3 Syria 
(Benghazi, Libya; August 29, 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Libya 0–13 Brazil 
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand; November 04, 2012)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2008)
Best result First round, (2008, 2012)
African Futsal Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 2000)
Best result Med 1.png Champions, (2008)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2009)
Best result Med 3.png Third place, (2009)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances 1 (First in 2010)
Best result 10th place, (2010)

The Libya national futsal team represents Libya in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Libyan Football Federation. It is one of the strongest teams in Africa, As of April 2016, Libya is ranked 31st in the Futsal World Rankings.

Awards[edit]

  • Team of the Year (2005)[2]
  • Mover of the Year (2005, 2008)[2]

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
TPE 2004 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Round 1 4 0 1 3 7 14
Thailand 2012 Round 1 3 0 0 3 3 22
Colombia 2016 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 2/8 7 0 1 6 10 36

Futsal Confederations Cup[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Libya 2009 Third place 4 2 0 2 11 11
Brazil 2013 Did not enter - - - - - -
Kuwait 2014 Did not enter - - - - - -
Total 1/3 4 2 0 2 11 11

Mediterranean Futsal Cup[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Libya 2010 Second Place 6 5 0 1 32 13
Total 1/1 6 5 0 1 32 13

Africa Futsal Cup of Nations[edit]

African Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Egypt 1996 Did not enter - - - - - -
Egypt 2000 Third Place 3 1 1 1 15 19
2004 Did not enter - - - - - -
Libya 2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 27 8
Burkina Faso 2011 Cancelled - - - - - -
South Africa 2016 Round 1 3 1 1 1 6 5
Total 3/5 12 8 2 2 48 32

Arab Futsal Championship[edit]

Arab Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Egypt 1998 Third Place 5 3 0 2 30 23
Egypt 2005 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 27 28
Libya 2007 Champions 5 4 1 0 17 8
Egypt 2008 Champions 6 6 0 0 43 11
Total 4/4 21 15 1 5 117 70

North African Futsal Tournament[edit]

North African Futsal Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Libya 2005 Champions 4 4 0 0 24 13
Tunisia 2009 Champions 3 3 0 0 20 3
Libya 2010 Champions 4 4 0 0 34 6
Total 3/3 11 11 0 0 78 22

Friendly tournaments[edit]

Futsal Mundialito[edit]

Grand Prix de Futsal[edit]

Sultat Shaab Cup[edit]

Other tournaments[edit]

Current team[edit]

As of the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup

Coach : Spain Pablo Prieto Perille

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Yousef Bensaed (1983-10-31)31 October 1983 (aged 29) Libya Adhahra
2 2DF Ahmed Faraj (1987-12-22)22 December 1987 (aged 24) Libya Al Amen
3 4FW Bader Hasan (1987-10-01)1 October 1987 (aged 25) Libya Al Jazera Sabha
4 2DF Mohamed Rageb (1987-10-12)12 October 1987 (aged 25) Libya Al Ittihad Tripoli
5 4FW Abdusalam Sherad (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 21) Libya Al Ittihad Tripoli
6 4FW Rabie Abdel (1985-06-19)19 June 1985 (aged 27) No club affiliation
7 4FW Reda Fathe (1986-01-20)20 January 1986 (aged 26) Libya Al Ahli Benghazi
8 3MF Husam Al Wahishi (1986-07-28)28 July 1986 (aged 26) Libya Al Ahli Benghazi
9 4FW Ahmed Fathe (1987-12-18)18 December 1987 (aged 24) Libya Al Ahli Benghazi
10 2DF Mohamed Rahoma (1984-05-05)5 May 1984 (aged 28) No club affiliation
11 3MF Younis Shames (1991-06-11)11 June 1991 (aged 21) Libya Al Tersana
12 1GK Ramzi Al Sharif (1988-11-28)28 November 1988 (aged 23) Libya Al Ahli Benghazi
13 4FW Salem Aghila (1989-12-24)24 December 1989 (aged 22) Libya Al Khutut
14 1GK Husam Altumi (1990-12-28)28 December 1990 (aged 21) Libya Adhahra

Recent matches[edit]

Here are the upcoming and the last 5 matches. For the complete list click on the above link

Date Opposition Result Score (HT Score) Competition
November 3, 2010  Morocco W 7–4 (3–2) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 5, 2010  Greece W 3–1 (3–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 7, 2010  Lebanon W 3–2 (2–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 8, 2010  France W 2–1 (0–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup
November 10, 2010  Croatia D 0–2 (p) 1-1 (0–1) 2010 Mediterranean Futsal Cup

See also[edit]

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