The Comoros national football team formed as recently as 1979. It did not join the Confederation of African Football until 2003, nor FIFA until 2005.
The formation of the team preceded the Indian Island Ocean Games of the same year. The tournament, hosted by Reunion, would be Comoros’ only competition for over twenty years. Drawn in a group with Mauritius, Comoros lost both games. They were eliminated after conceding six goals and scoring just once.
Comoros’ next two matches were their first after FIFA affiliation. The team joined the qualification for the 2009 Arab Nations Cup. In a group with Yemen and Djibouti, Comoros finished second but did not progress. The 4-2 win over Djibouti is the team’s biggest ever victory.
In 2010, Comoros entered their first world cup. The experience was a chastening one, losing a two legged tie to Madagascar 10-2 on aggregate. 2010 was also the team’s first entry in the African Cup of Nations. This was another tournament that did not go to plan.
Ranked 174th the FIFA Rankings, Comoros is a young team that can hope to improve.
World cup 2018
Fixtures to be announced.
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