Guatemala national football team


Guatemala national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Selección Nacional de Guatemala
Badge = Gtlogo.gif|130px
FIFA Trigramme = GUA
Nickname = "La Azul y Blanco
Los Chapines"
Association = Federación Nacional de Fútbol
Confederation = CONCACAF (North America)
Coach = Flagicon|HON Ramón Maradiaga
Most caps = Guillermo Ramírez (91)
Top scorer = Carlos Ruíz (41)

Home Stadium = Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores
FIFA Rank = 89
FIFA max = 50
FIFA max date = August 2006
FIFA min = 163
FIFA min date = November 1995

Elo Rank = 74

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First game = flagicon|Guatemala Guatemala 10 - 1 fb-rt|Honduras
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sept. 14, 1921)
Largest win = flagicon|Guatemala Guatemala 10 - 1 fb-rt|Honduras
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sept. 14, 1921)
Largest loss = fb|Costa Rica 9 - 1 Guatemala flagicon|Guatemala
(San José, Costa Rica; July 24, 1955)

World Cup apps =
World Cup first =
World Cup best =
Regional name = CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup

Regional cup apps = 14
Regional cup first = 1965
Regional cup best = Winners, 1967
The Guatemala national football team is the association football team representing the country of Guatemala and is controlled by the "Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala". Founded in 1919, it affiliated to FIFA in 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF.

The team has made three Olympic tournament appearances, competing at the 1968, 1976, and 1988 Olympic Games. It has never qualified for a finals tournament of the World Cup.

Guatemala has won the 3rd CONCACAF Championship in 1967 and the UNCAF Nations Cup in 2001. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was at the 1996 edition, where it finished fourth. Guatemala obtained the silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela.

The country has not organized any major international football competitions, but it did organize the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship.

World Cup record

Other notable former players

Coaches (1955-present)

("Sources": [http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/guat-coach-triv.html] , [http://www.prensalibre.com.gt/pl/2007/enero/10/lectura_depor.html] , [http://www.prensalibre.com/especiales/ME/guatefut/index.html] , [http://prensalibre.com/pl/2008/febrero/08/219517.html] , [http://prensalibre.com/pl/2008/marzo/25/227888.html] )

ee also

*Liga Nacional de Guatemala
*2008-09 in Guatemalan football

External links

* [http://www.fedefutguate.com/ Guatemala National Football Federation] es icon
* [http://guatefutbol.com guatefutbol.com] es icon

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