Guinea national football team
|Nickname(s)||Syli Nationale |
|Association||Guinean Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Didier Six|
|Most caps||Pascal Feindouno (85)|
|Top scorer||Ibrahima Kandia Diallo (33)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 28 Septembre|
|Current||73 (10 December 2020)|
|Highest||22 (August 2006, January 2007)|
|Lowest||123 (May 2003)|
| Togo 2–1 Guinea |
(Togo; 9 May 1962)
| Guinea 14–0 Mauritania |
(Guinea; 20 May 1972)
| Zaire 6–0 Guinea |
(Zaire; 2 July 1972)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||12 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 1976|
The Guinea national football team (French: Équipe nationale de football du Guinée) represents Guinea in men's international football and it is controlled by the Guinean Football Federation. They have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals, and their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments (2004, 2006, 2008, 2015), The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Guinea made their footballing debut in an away friendly on 9 May 1962, losing 2–1 against Togo. In 1963, Guinea entered its first qualification campaign for an Africa Cup of Nations, the 1963 tournament in Ghana. Drawn in a two-legged qualifier against Nigeria, Guinea drew the first leg 2–2 away on 27 July, and on 6 October won 1–0 at home to win 3–2 on aggregate. They were later disqualified for using Guinean officials in the second leg, and Nigeria went through to the finals in their place. In 1965, Guinea entered the qualifiers for the 1965 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia and was placed in Group A with Senegal and Mali. On 28 February, they lost 2–0 in Senegal before beating them 3–0 at home on 31 March, Senegal's win over Mali allowed them to qualify instead of Guinea.
In 2001, FIFA expelled the country from the qualification process of the 2002 World Cup and 2002 African Cup of Nations due to government interference in football. They returned to international action in September 2002 after a two-year ban from competition. In the 2004 African Cup of Nations, Guinea reached the quarter-finals, scoring the first goal against Mali before ultimately losing 2–1, conceding the winning goal in the last minute of the match. Guinea reached the quarter-final stage again in the 2006 tournament, taking the lead against Senegal before losing 3–2. 2008 saw Guinea reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for a third successive tournament, only to suffer a 5–0 defeat against Côte d'Ivoire.
In 2012, Guinea beat Botswana 6–1 in the group stage of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, becoming the first side to score six goals in an Africa Cup of Nations game since Côte d'Ivoire in 1970. The team subsequently exited the tournament at the group stage after a draw against Ghana.
World Cup record
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1970||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1974||Did not qualify||4||1||1||2||6||5|
|2006||Did not qualify||12||7||2||3||20||13|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations
|Africa Cup of Nations record|
|1957||Part of France|
|1959||Not affiliated to CAF|
|1965||Did not qualify|
|1972||Did not qualify|
|1978||Did not qualify|
|1982||Did not qualify|
|1996||Did not qualify|
|2000||Did not qualify|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|2013||Did not qualify|
|2017||Did not qualify|
|2019||Round of 16||16th||4||1||1||2||4||6|
|2021||To be determined|
|2025||Qualified as host|
African Nations Championship record
|African Nations Championship|
|2009||Did not qualify|
|2020||To be determined|
- Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
|African Games record|
|1991–present||See Guinea national under-23 football team|
Results and fixtures
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|17 November 2019 2021 AFCONQ||Guinea||2–0||Namibia||Conakry, Guinea|
|16:00 UTC±0||Stadium: Stade du 28 Septembre|
|Head Coach||Didier Six|
|Assistant Coach||Aly Touré |
|Assistant Coach II||Mandjou Diallo |
|Team Coordinator||Ousmane Decazi Camara |
|Technical Director||Sadio Nansoko|
|Physiotherapist II||Alsény Sylla|
|Media Officer||Ibrahima Dbeck Diallo|
|Security Officer||Jean Paul Camara|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Kémoko Camara|
|Intendant||Edgar Babara Sylla|
|Team Docter||Tasfir Soumah|
|Team Docter II||Bruno Dacruz|
|Physical Trainer||Eric Cavallero|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Aly Keita||8 December 1986||12||0||Östersund|
|16||GK||Moussa Camara||27 November 1998||7||0||Horoya|
|22||GK||Ibrahim Koné||27 November 1998||5||0||Żejtun Corinthians|
|2||DF||Saïdou Sow||4 July 2002||1||0||Saint-Étienne|
|3||DF||Issiaga Sylla||1 January 1994||55||2||Lens|
|4||DF||Abou Mangué Camara||30 April 1996||2||0||Horoya|
|5||DF||Florentin Pogba||19 August 1990||25||0||Sochaux|
|6||DF||Simon Falette||19 February 1992||15||0||Hannover 96|
|14||DF||Ousmane Kanté||21 September 1989||4||0||Paris FC|
|17||DF||Sékou Condé||9 June 1993||16||1||Free agent|
|18||DF||Mamadou Kane||22 January 1997||1||0||Neftçi|
|20||DF||Baïssama Sankoh||20 March 1992||23||0||Nea Salamina|
|7||MF||Morlaye Sylla||27 July 1998||2||1||Horoya|
|8||MF||Naby Keïta||10 February 1995||39||8||Liverpool|
|13||MF||Ibrahima Mousté||2 January 1994||1||0||Hafia|
|15||MF||Mady Camara||28 February 1997||16||1||Olympiacos|
|23||MF||Kamso Mara||24 December 1994||7||0||Slovan Liberec|
|MF||Ibrahima Camará||25 January 1999||2||1||Moreirense|
|9||FW||Demba Camara||7 November 1994||18||3||Petaling Jaya City|
|10||FW||François Kamano||2 May 1996||36||6||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|11||FW||Daouda Camara||20 August 1997||1||0||Horoya|
|12||FW||Moussa Diawara||15 October 1994||3||0||National Bank of Egypt|
|19||FW||Yady Bangoura||30 June 1996||2||1||RWDM47|
|21||FW||Boniface Haba||30 September 1996||3||0||Horoya|
The following players have been called up for Guinea in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Sékouba Camara||22 January 1997||1||0||Kaloum Star||v. Namibia, 17 November 2019|
|GK||Mohamed Camara||16 March 2000||0||0||Unknown||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|DF||Sory Sankhon||1 January 1996||27||6||Sint-Truiden||v. Namibia, 17 November 2019|
|DF||Pa Konate||25 April 1994||1||0||Rosenborg||v. Namibia, 17 November 2019|
|DF||Mikael Dyrestam||10 December 1991||8||0||Sarpsborg||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|DF||Julian Jeanvier||31 March 1992||6||0||Kasımpaşa||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|DF||Mohamed Ali Camara||28 August 1997||3||0||Young Boys||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|MF||Sadio Diallo||28 December 1990||37||8||Gençlerbirliği||v. Namibia, 17 November 2019|
|MF||Ibrahima Conté||3 April 1991||44||3||Beroe Stara Zagora||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|MF||Amadou Diawara||17 July 1997||11||0||Roma||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|FW||Mohamed Yattara||28 July 1993||38||12||Sichuan Jiuniu||v. Namibia, 17 November 2019|
|FW||Seydouba Soumah||11 June 1991||32||8||Partizan||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|FW||José Kanté||27 September 1990||13||2||Legia Warsaw||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|FW||Sory Kaba||10 April 1995||14||3||Midtjylland||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|FW||Ibrahima Bah||1 January 1999||1||0||Saint-Gilloise||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
|FW||Momo Yansane||29 July 1997||0||0||Black Stars||v. Cape Verde, 10 October 2020|
DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
- As of 17 November 2019
- Players in bold text are still active with Guinea.
- Petre Moldoveanu (1975–1977)
- Serge Devèze (1992–1993)
- Boro Primorac (1994)
- Mykhaylo Fomenko (1994)
- Volodymyr Muntyan (1995–1998)
- Henri Stambouli (1998–99)
- Bruno Metsu (2000)
- Bernard Simondi (2000–01)
- Michel Dussuyer (2002–2004)
- Patrice Neveu (2004–06)
- Robert Nouzaret (2006–09)
- Titi Camara (2009)
- Mamadi Souaré (2009–10)
- Michel Dussuyer (2010–15)
- Luis Fernández (2015–16)
- Lappé Bangoura (2016–2018)
- Paul Put (2018–2019)
- Didier Six (2019–)
Last updated 14 August 2017
- Runners-up (1): 1976
Other Tournaments and Cups
- Amilcar Cabral Cup
- Champions (5): 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 2005
- Runners-up (1): 1989
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- Petre Moldoveanu who won the CAF Champions League in 1975 with Hafia Football Club was appointed manager of Guinea and led his side to the 1976 African Cup of Nations finals.
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