Cape Verde national football team


Cape Verde national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Cape Verde
Badge = Cape Verde FA.png FIFA Trigramme = CPV
FIFA Rank = 104
FIFA max = 68
FIFA max date = July 2007
FIFA min = 182
FIFA min date = April 2000

Elo Rank = T117
Nickname = Tubarões Azuis (Blue Sharks), Crioulos (Creoles)
Association = Federação Caboverdiana
de Futebol

Confederation = CAF (Africa)
Coach = flagicon|Portugal João de Deus | Most caps = Bubista
Top scorer =
Home Stadium = Estádio da Várzea

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First game =fb|Guinea-Bissau 3 - 0 Cape Verde flagicon|Cape Verde|1975 (Guinea-Bissau; January 7, 1979)
Largest win = flagicon|Cape Verde|1975 Cape Verde 3 - 0 fb-rt|Guinea-Bissau (Mali; February 2, 1981)
flagicon|Cape Verde Cape Verde 3 - 0 fb-rt|Mauritania (Praia, Cape Verde; June 21, 2003)
flagicon|Cape Verde Cape Verde 3 - 0 fb-rt|Swaziland (Praia, Cape Verde; November 16, 2003)
Largest loss =fb|Senegal 5 - 1 Cape Verde flagicon|Cape Verde|1975 (Mali; February 12, 1981)
flagicon|Cape Verde Cape Verde 0 - 4 fb-rt|Ghana (Praia, Cape Verde; October 8, 2005) |

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Regional name = African Nations Cup
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The Cape Verde national football team, nicknamed either Tubarões Azuis (Blue Sharks) or Crioulos (Creoles), is the national team of Cape Verde and is controlled by the Federação Caboverdiana de Futebol. It has never made the World Cup or the African Nations Cup. The team almost qualified for the African Nations Cup in 2006, at one time lying second in their qualifying group behind South Africa

For the first time, on November 2, 2002, it faced a non-African team, Luxembourg, in a friendly, resulting in a scoreless draw.

Cape Verde Football Achievements

:Amilcar Cabral Cup :::*1 Time Champion (2000)::*2 Times Runners-up

World Cup record

*1930 to 1998 - "Did not enter"
*2002 to 2006 - "Did not qualify"

African Nations Cup record

*1957 to 1992 - "Did not enter"
*1994 - "Did not qualify"
*1996 - "Withdrew"
*1998 - "Did not enter"
*2000 to 2008 - "Did not qualify"

Current Squad

The following players were called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Tanzania on October 12 2008.

Recent call-ups 2008

Last and next games

*Last game: fb|Tanzania 0-1 fb-rt|Cape Verde - Yaounde, Cameroon - 7 June, 2008. (FIFA World Cup 2010)

*Next game: fb|Cape Verdefb-rt|Mauritius - Praia, Cape Verde - 22 June, 2008. (FIFA World Cup 2010)

External links

* [http://www.fcf.cv Cape Verde FA] official site (this site is currently out of order)
* [http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=cpv Cape Verde at FIFA's home page]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesk/kaapv-intres.html RSSSF archive of results 1979-]
* [http://www.capeverde-football.com.au.tt The first website dedicated to the national football team of Cape Verde, currently under reconstruction due to reopen later this month]
* [http://www.national-football-teams.com/php/land.php?landid=37 National Football Teams - Cape Verde]


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