The Chad national football team formed in 1962. The team joined both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in 1988. The team has never qualified for a world cup.
Chad’s first ever international game came in 1963. The team travelled to Liberia and lost 2-1. The team did not taste success for over a decade. Chad’s first win came against Sao Tome and Principe. For a team that had not won before the result was emphatic, a 5-0 whitewash.
Most of Chad’s early years were spent in local and regional competitions. It was not until the 2002 tournament that the team entered a world cup. The qualifying campaign saw Chad draw Liberia. Over two tight legs Chad were eliminated 1-0 on aggregate.
The 2006 world cup saw an improvement in match results but the same conclusion. Drawn against Angola, the team won the home leg 3-1 but lost 2-0 in the return fixture. A 3-3 aggregate meant that Chad left the competition as the team had scored fewer away goals.
Qualification for South Africa 2010 was merged with that year’s African Cup of Nations. A group stage first round saw Chad win two games but lose four. This left the team at the foot of the table and knocked out of the competition.
Ranked 134th by FIFA, Chad are doing well due to regular games and decent results. They do not need to fear a drop, but are unlikely to rise.
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