Equatorial Guinean national soccer team
|Nickname (s)||Nzalang Nacional|
|Association||Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol|
|Head coach||Esteban Becker Churukian|
|Record player||Genoveva Añonma 38|
|FIFA rank||71st (1356 points)
(as of August 14, 2020)
First international match Equatorial Guinea 0-3 Angola ( Dar es Salaam , Tanzania ; August 11, 2002 )
Biggest win Luxembourg 0: 8 Equatorial Guinea ( Hostert , Niederanven , Luxembourg ; June 18, 2011 )
Biggest defeats Equatorial Guinea 1: 7 South Africa ( Cape Coast , Ghana ; November 21, 2018 ) Equatorial Guinea 0: 6 Nigeria ( Cape Coast , Ghana ; November 24, 2018 )
|Successes in tournaments|
|Participation in the finals||1 ( first : 2011 )|
|Best results||Preliminary round 2011|
|Participation in the finals||5 ( first : 2006 )|
|Best results||Winner 2008 , 2012|
|(As of November 24, 2018 )|
The Equatorial Guinean national football team represents Equatorial Guinea in international women's football . The national team is subordinate to the Equatorial Guinean Football Association and is coached by Jean Paul Mpila . The selection took part in the finals of the African Championship for the first time in 2006 and was able to win this competition for the first time in 2008 as a host. Equatorial Guinea has not yet qualified for the Olympic Games, and in 2010 the African Championship qualified for a World Cup for the first time. There the team met Norway , Australia and Brazil in the preliminary round and was eliminated as the bottom of the group. Previously, Equatorial Guinea only competed against other African teams in competitive games. On June 18, 2011, a European team was played for the first time in preparation for the World Cup. The Africans beat Luxembourg (95th place in the FIFA world rankings) 8-0.
In December 2013, the team reached 51st place, the best ever ranking in the FIFA world rankings. All previous home games have been played in the capital Malabo .
In qualifying for the African Cup of Nations 2014 , the team failed due to the away goals rule after a 1-1 draw in Ivory Coast and a 2-2 draw at home.
Tournament balance sheet
After the team won the continental title in 2008 and qualified for the World Cup in 2010, discussions arose in Africa that several players were men. Several member associations of the Confédération Africaine de Football , including Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana, had doubts about women, especially Genoveva Añonma and the two siblings Bilguissa and Salimata Simporé .
- List of international matches for the Equatorial Guinean national football team
- Equatorial Guinean National Football Team
- 29 games according to the FIFA squad list for the 2011 World Cup (PDF; 488 kB) plus 3 World Cup games and at least 3 games in the 2012 African Cup of Nations and 3 games in the 2018 African Cup of Nations. A request from FIFA as to why the number of their international matches is higher than the total number of games of Equatorial Guinea before the World Cup was not answered.
- Women's world rankings. In: fifa.com. FIFA , August 14, 2020, accessed on August 14, 2020 (teams without a place and points are provisional because no more than five games have been played or the teams have been inactive for more than 18 months).
- FIFA.com: Equatorial Guinea Women's Team Matches and Results
- cafonline.com: Equatorial Guinea disqualified
- The team was initially disqualified and Kenya was re- nominated ( cafonline.com: Kenya through, Equatorial Guinea disqualified , footballkenya.org: Harambee Starlets appeal against Equatorial Guinea upheld, Kenya set to grace AWCON ), on November 7, 2018 the disqualification was withdrawn and Equatorial Guinea approved for the tournament ( cafonline.com: DECISIONS OF THE APPEAL BOARD OF 7th NOVEMBER 2018 ). Equatorial Guinea cannot qualify for the World Cup due to a FIFA ban.
- Equatorial Guinea disqualified for the 2012 Olympics . focus.de. July 4, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
- fifa.com: "Exclusion of Equatorial Guinea from the 2020 Women's Olympic Football Tournament"
- Nigeria sospecha también del sexo de Biliguisa Simpore, as.com, November 20, 2010