Saint Lucia Football Association

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Saint Lucia Football Association
CONCACAF
Saint Lucia FA.png
Founded 1979
FIFA affiliation 1988
CONCACAF affiliation 1986[1]
President Lyndon Cooper
Website http://www.saintluciafa.com

The Saint Lucia Football Association is the governing body of football in Saint Lucia. The FA was founded in 1979, the same year the island gained independence, and is headquartered in Castries, the nation's capital. It runs the Saint Lucia men's and women's junior and senior national teams, as well as its domestic football competitions, which include both men's and women's professional leagues and youth championships.

In international competition, Saint Lucia's football teams have had some modest success against their Caribbean neighbors, but beyond that geographical area their experience is quite limited. In fact, when the men's team faced Panama in qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, it marked the first time they had ever played an opponent outside of the Caribbean zone. The men's team has attempted to qualify for the World Cup four times, but has yet to make it past the second preliminary round in the CONCACAF region. They have been more competitive in Caribbean Cup competition, advancing as far as the semifinals. The women's national team attempted to qualify for the Women's World Cup for the first time in 2003, but did not advance past the first qualifying round despite securing two wins and a draw.

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  1. ^ "CFU Nations Cup to be held every 4 years". Kingston Gleaner in newspaperarchive.com. 23 December 1986. 
    "At the Zurich meeting, Aruba, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia were accepted as members of CONCACAF which should lead to their membership in FIFA after two years."

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