The Equatorial Guinea national football team formed in 1960. The team affiliated to FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in 1986. The country co-hosted the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
The team’s first match came in 1975, a 6-2 loss to China. The team didn’t play again until 1985, a 5-0 loss to Congo. The team’s next game was the first time they would avoid defeat, a 1-1 draw with the Central African Republic. Equatorial Guinea did not record a victory until 1999.
The 2002 world cup was Equatorial Guinea’s first qualifying attempt. The team played Congo over two legs, losing both. In 2006 Equatorial Guinea recorded a first world cup qualifying win in a home tie against Togo. Togo’s 2-0 victory in the away tie eclipsed the 1-0 home win and the campaign ended.
Due to a change in format, Equatorial Guinea were given a bye past the first round for 2010 qualifying. The team joined a tough group of Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa. Equatorial Guinea lost all but one of their games, a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone.
Ranked 102nd by FIFA, the Equatorial Guinea national football team is in no danger of climbing the world rankings.
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