Djibouti national football team


Djibouti national football team
Djibouti
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Riverains de la Mer Rouge (Shoremen of the Red Sea)
Association Fédération Djiboutienne de Football
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East Africa & Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Ahmed Abdelmonem
Home stadium Stade du Ville
FIFA code DJI
FIFA ranking 195
Highest FIFA ranking 169 (December 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking 201 (January–November 2005)
Elo ranking 211
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Ethiopia 5–0 French Somaliland France
(Ethiopia; December 5, 1947)
Biggest win
Djibouti Djibouti 4–1 South Yemen 
(Djibouti City, Djibouti; February 26, 1988)
Biggest defeat
 Uganda 10–1 Djibouti Djibouti
(Kigali, Rwanda; December 9, 2001)

The Djibouti national football team, nicknamed the Riverains de la Mer Rouge (Shoremen of the Red Sea), is the national team of Djibouti. It is controlled by the Fédération Djiboutienne de Football. Until its 1-0 defeat of Somalia's national squad in the opening stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, the Djibouti national football team had never won a full FIFA sanctioned international.

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History

Football was introduced to Djibouti during the pre-independence era, with the game especially popular among expatriate French soldiers. After gaining independence in 1977, the Djibouti national football team was invited to and participated in the African Games, but showed poorly.

Djibouti has never played in the African Nations Cup, with the team withdrawing twice from the tournament in 2004 and 2008.

The Djibouti national football team's first appearance at the CECAFA Cup was in Kenya in 1994, where it failed to get a point after losses against Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania in the first round. With a total of eight matches, the team managed two draws.

Competition records

World Cup record

African Nations Cup record

  • 1957 to 1998 - Did not enter
  • 2000 to 2002 - Did not qualify
  • 2004 - Withdrew
  • 2006 - Did not enter
  • 2008 - Withdrew
  • 2010 - Did not qualify
  • 2012 - Did not enter
  • 2013 - Did not enter

CECAFA Cup

CECAFA Cup
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1973 to 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
1994 1st Round 3 0 0 3 2 9
1999 1st Round 2 0 0 2 1 6
2000 1st Round 4 0 1 3 3 15
2001 1st Round 3 0 0 3 3 17
2005 1st Round 4 0 0 4 2 18
2006 1st Round 3 0 0 3 0 10
2007 1st Round 3 0 0 3 2 19
2008 1st Round 4 0 1 3 2 13
2009 1st Round 3 0 0 3 0 13
Total - 29 0 2 27 15 120

Current squad

# Player Position Date of Birth Caps (Goals) Club
1 Guedi Hassan Goalkeeper October 2, 1987 (1987-10-02) (age 24)
12 Ali Yassin Goalkeeper
4 Daher Mohamed Defender
5 Waberi Hachi Defender April 16, 1981 (1981-04-16) (age 30) Karteleh DjibSat
14 Hassan Ali Daher Defender
15 Meraneh Mohamed Defender
2 Egueh Mahdi Defender
3 Akdiuahi Yassin Defender
8 Abchir Houssein Midfielder
9 Mohamed Liban Midfielder September 11, 1978 (1978-09-11) (age 33) Guelleh Batal
11 Said Riyad Midfielder
13 Said Riyad Midfielder
6 Ahmed Mahdi Midfielder
16 Moussa Warsama Midfielder Guelleh Batal
7 Ahmed Daher Striker CJ Klirimi
10 Hassan Ahmed Striker
17 Miad Charmare Striker
18 Hussein Yassin Miguil Striker September 15, 1978 (1978-09-15) (age 33)

See also

External sources

  • Djibouti at National-Football-Teams.com.