Sudan national football team

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Sudan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Falcons of Jediane
Association Sudan Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA
(East & Central Africa)
Head coach ِAhmad Babiker
Captain Muhannad El Tahir
Most caps Haitham Mustafa (103)
Top scorer Haitham Tambal (26)
Home stadium Khartoum Stadium
FIFA code SDN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 142 Decrease 14 (14 July 2016)
Highest 74 (December 1996)
Lowest 142 (July 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 124
Highest 28 (February 1970)
Lowest 124 (June 2015)
First international
 Ethiopia 1-2 Sudan Sudan
(Ethiopia; 16 November 1956)[1]
Biggest win
Sudan Sudan 15–0 Muscat and Oman Flag of Muscat.svg
(Cairo, Egypt; 2 September 1965)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 8–1 Sudan Sudan
(Seoul, South Korea; 10 September 1979)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 8 (First in 1957)
Best result Winners, 1970

The Sudan national football team (Arabic: منتخب السودان الوطني لكرة القدم‎‎) represents Sudan in association football and is controlled by the Sudan Football Association, the governing body for football in Sudan. Sudan's home ground is Al Merreikh Stadium in Omdurman and their head coach is Mohammed Abdullah Mazda. Sudan were one of the only three teams to participate in the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations in 1957, the other two being Egypt and Ethiopia.

They won the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations as hosts usings Mustafa Azhari's help. After beating Ethiopia 3–0, and a 1–0 defeat to Côte d'Ivoire, they secured a place in the semi-final by beating Cameroon 2–1. They overcame Egypt 2–1 after extra time in the semi-final, and won 1–0 against Ghana in the final to become African Champions. Sudan is one of the oldest teams in Africa and has a rich history in the past 50s to 70s. They went as high as 74 in the FIFA rankings. Sudan was the only East African team to qualify for the African Cup Of Nations 2012.

History[edit]

Sudan won Africa Cup of Nations in 1970.

Championships[edit]

Notes

† Sudan entered two teams into the tournament.

Competitive record[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad was called for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Ghana on 24 March 2013.
Caps and goals updated as June 10, 2012.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Momeen Kawarti (1984-01-01) January 1, 1984 (age 32) 0 0 Sudan Khatim
16 1GK El Muz Mahgoub (1978-08-14) August 14, 1978 (age 37) 55 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh
21 1GK Akram El Hadi (1987-02-27) February 27, 1987 (age 29) 15 0 Sudan Al-Khartoum Al-Watani

2 2DF Ahmed Abdallah (1989-08-17) August 17, 1989 (age 26) 4 0 Sudan Al-Nile
3 2DF Mowaia Bashir (1986-04-17) April 17, 1986 (age 30) 16 2 Sudan Al-Ittihad Wad Medani
4 2DF Najm Eldin Abdullah (1987-11-17) November 17, 1987 (age 28) 12 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh
6 2DF Mosaab Omar (1984-06-04) June 4, 1984 (age 32) 32 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh
12 2DF Amer Kamal (1987-09-13) September 13, 1987 (age 28) 15 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh
14 2DF Mudather (1985-09-12) September 12, 1985 (age 30) 22 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh

5 3MF Ala'a Eldin Yousif (1982-01-03) January 3, 1982 (age 34) 62 5 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
7 3MF Bakri (1987-05-23) May 23, 1987 (age 29) 22 3 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
8 3MF Haitham Mustafa (1977-07-19) July 19, 1977 (age 39) 103 18 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
9 3MF Saif Masawi (1979-11-30) November 30, 1979 (age 36) 59 9 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
11 3MF Ragei Abdelati (1990-04-10) April 10, 1990 (age 26) 9 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh
13 3MF Hamid Nizar (1988-10-03) October 3, 1988 (age 27) 12 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
18 3MF Faisal Musa (1978-08-24) August 24, 1978 (age 37) 91 23 Sudan Al-Merreikh
20 3MF Mohammed Musa (1990-08-07) August 7, 1990 (age 25) 8 1 Sudan Al-Nsoor
23 3MF Hamza Adam (1989-01-01) January 1, 1989 (age 27) 0 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Kadougli

10 4FW Muhannad Tahir (1984-12-03) December 3, 1984 (age 31) 60 8 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
15 4FW Ramadan Alagab (1986-02-20) February 20, 1986 (age 30) 19 1 Sudan Al-Mourada
17 4FW Mudathir El Tahir (1988-07-23) July 23, 1988 (age 28) 29 5 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman
19 4FW Mohamed Abdallah (1983-07-22) July 22, 1983 (age 33) 4 0 Mauritania Cansado
22 4FW Mohamed Abd Al Momen Ankba (1990-07-01) July 1, 1990 (age 26) 6 1 Sudan Khartoum Club

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mohamed Adam (1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 29) 0 0 Sudan Al-Amal v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012
GK Mohamed Rihan (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 37) 5 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

DF Mousa El Tayeb (1984-06-15) June 15, 1984 (age 32) 43 1 Sudan Al-Merreikh v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012
DF Sami Abdullah (1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 29) 5 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012
DF Khalefa Ahmed (1983-11-23) November 23, 1983 (age 32) 13 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
DF Ahmed El-Basha (1982-01-02) January 2, 1982 (age 34) 19 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

MF Bader Galag (1981-04-01) April 1, 1981 (age 35) 38 7 Sudan Al-Hilal Port Sudan v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012
MF Hamouda El Bashir (1984-01-03) January 3, 1984 (age 32) 30 0 Sudan Al-Ahli Shendi v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012
MF Nasr Eldin El Shigail (1985-04-07) April 7, 1985 (age 31) 16 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012
MF El Tahir El Haj (1985-11-30) November 30, 1985 (age 30) 4 0 Sudan Al-Mourada v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012

FW Bakri Almadina (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 28) 10 1 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman v.  Lesotho, June 9, 2012
FW Abdelrahman Karongo (1978-11-28) November 28, 1978 (age 37) 5 0 Sudan Al-Merreikh 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Mohammed Eldin (1985-03-19) March 19, 1985 (age 31) 3 0 Sudan Al-Hasahesa 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

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