TEAM PAGE

Somalia

Nickname:
The Lions Of Africa
Founded:
1951
Joined FIFA:
1962
Website:
www.somsoccer.com

Currently ranked 165th on the FIFA World rankings, Somalia is another former war-torn African country who have struggled to make their mark on the football field. In fact, their best ever ranking is just below the team’s current position, at 158th.

For many years, Somalia did not even enter the World or African Cup qualifiers, and when they did, failed to ever reach the finals. Known as the Lions of Africa, Somalia’s first ever international was back in 1960, when they lost 9-2 to Cameroon.

In the 2010 World and African qualifiers, Somalia were forced to go into preliminary play-offs to enter the main draw, but they were unable to reach the main qualifiers, going down 1-0 to Djibouti.

Somalia’s international players are mostly based in the Somalian league, but there are a few players player for minor teams in Germany, Italy, Norway and Sweden.

The local league comprises of 11 clubs and has been in existence since 1967. Horseed, one of the few clubs outside the capital Mogadishu, have won the title the most number of times – six.

LATEST FIXTURES & RESULTS
HOME RESULTS AWAY DATE VENUE MATCHES
South Sudan 2 - 0 Somalia 30 Apr 17
Somalia 1 - 2 South Sudan 22 Apr 17
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STATISTICS
2018 CHAN QUALIFIERS TEAM RECORD
  MP W D L GF GA GD Y R PTS
OVERALL RECORD 2 0 0 2 1 4 -1 0 0 0
HOME RECORD 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
AWAY RECORD 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
LAST 10
LAST 10: 7 0 1 6 1 16 -3 0 0 1
LAST 10 HOME: 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 0 0 1
LAST 10 AWAY: 4 0 0 4 0 12 0 1 0 0