Sudan national football team

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Sudan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Falcons of Jediane
AssociationSudan Football Association (SFA)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA
(East & Central Africa)
Head coachZdravko Logarušić
CaptainMuhannad El Tahir
Most capsMuhannad El Tahir (70)
Top scorerHaytham Tambal (20)
Home stadiumKhartoum Stadium
FIFA codeSDN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current135 Decrease 3 (25 October 2018)[1]
Highest74 (December 1996)
Lowest164 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current140 Increase 11 (18 November 2018)[2]
Highest31 (July 1971)
Lowest155 (2018)
First international
 Sudan 5–1 Ethiopia 
(Sudan; 13 May 1956)[3]
Biggest win
 Sudan 15–0 Muscat and Oman Flag of Muscat.svg
(Cairo, Egypt; 2 September 1965)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 8–0 Sudan 
(Seoul, South Korea; 10 September 1979)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances8 (first in 1957)
Best resultChampions, 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 Khartoum Stadium in Khartoum. Sudan were one of the 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 with Mustafa Azhari as their best player. After beating Ethiopia 3–0, and a 1–0 defeat to Ivory Coast, 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 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Their top scorer and most capped player Mustafa Azhari Alawad retired later that year after not being able to carry the Sudanese team any more.

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Competitive record[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Matches against Madagascar on 18 November 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Younis Eltayeb (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Club
16 1GK Mohamed Ibrahim (1989-07-05) 5 July 1989 (age 29) 0 0 Sudan Al Ahli SC (Khartoum)

3 2DF Faris Abdalla (1994-02-19) 19 February 1994 (age 24) 31 1 Sudan Al-Hilal Club
4 2DF Abdellatif Saeed (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 (age 29) 25 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Club
5 2DF Ali Gafar (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 32) 13 0 Sudan Al Ahli SC (Khartoum)
18 2DF Samawal Merghani (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 27) 7 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Club
6 2DF Mustafa Karshoum (1992-12-06) 6 December 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Sudan Al Khartoum SC

21 3MF Nasr Eldin El Shigail (Captain) (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985 (age 33) 44 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Club
2 3MF Abuaagla Abdalla (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 25) 25 1 Sudan Al-Hilal Club
7 3MF Wali Eldin Khader (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 23) 7 0 Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi
15 3MF Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim (1987-03-01) 1 March 1987 (age 31) 4 0 Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi
20 3MF Mofadal Mohamed Hassan (1989-01-05) 5 January 1989 (age 29) 4 0 Sudan Al-Hilal SC (Al-Ubayyid)
11 3MF Salaheldin Adil (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi

12 4FW Mohamed Musa Idris (1984-05-03) 3 May 1984 (age 34) 3 1 Sudan Al-Hilal SC (Al-Ubayyid)
9 4FW Yasir Muzamil (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 26) 1 1 Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi
17 4FW Al Sadig Adam (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Sudan Al-Hilal Club
8 4FW Wajdi Awad (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Sudan Al Khartoum SC
10 4FW Khalid Alnour (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Sudan Wad Hashim SC
19 4FW Ahmed Saeed Ahmed (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 29) 0 0 Sudan Wad Hashim SC

Recent call-ups[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Sudan". World Football Elo Ratings. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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