Guinea national football team
|Nickname(s)||Syli National |
|Association||Guinean Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||WAFU (West Africa)|
|Head coach||Kaba Diawara|
|Most caps||Pascal Feindouno (85)|
|Top scorer||Ibrahima Kandia Diallo (33)|
|Home stadium||Stade du 28 Septembre |
Stade Général Lansana Conté
|Current||83 (6 October 2022)|
|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||13 (first in 1970)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 1976|
The Guinea national football team (French: Équipe 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 runners-up in 1976. The team reached the quarter-finals in four recent tournaments (2004, 2006, 2008 and 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.
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.
|12 November 2021 2022 World Cup qualification - Group I||Guinea||0–0||Guinea-Bissau||Conakry, Guinea|
|Report||Stadium: General Lansana Conté Stadium|
Referee: Mohamed Marouf (Egypt)
|16 November 2021 2022 WCQ||Morocco||3–0||Guinea||Casablanca, Morocco|
|Report||Stadium: Stade Mohamed V|
Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)
|10 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations||Guinea||1–0||Malawi||Bafoussam, Cameroon|
||Report||Stadium: Kouekong Stadium|
Referee: Daniel Nili Laryea (Ghana)
|14 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations||Senegal||0–0||Guinea||Bafoussam, Cameroon|
|14:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Kouekong Stadium|
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
|18 January 2021 Africa Cup of Nations||Zimbabwe||2–1||Guinea||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
||Stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo|
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
|24 January AFCON Round of 16||Guinea||0–1||Gambia||Bafoussam, Cameroon|
|17:00||Report||Mu. Barrow 71'||Stadium: Kouekong Stadium|
Referee: Amin Omar (Egypt)
|25 March Friendly||South Africa||0–0||Guinea||Kortrijk, Belgium|
|18:00 UTC+1||Stadium: Guldensporen Stadion|
|5 June 2023 AFCON qualification||Egypt||1–0||Guinea||Cairo, Egypt|
||Report||Stadium: Cairo International Stadium|
Referee: Hélder Martins de Carvalho (Angola)
|9 June 2023 AFCON qualification||Guinea||1–0||Malawi||Conakry, Guinea|
||Report||Stadium: General Lansana Conté Stadium|
Referee: Lamin Jammeh (Gambia)
|23 September Friendly||Algeria||1–0||Guinea||Bir El Djir, Oran, Algeria|
||Stadium: Olympic Stadium|
Referee: Beida Dahane (Mauritania)
|27 September Friendly||Ivory Coast||3–1||Guinea||Amiens, France|
||Stadium: Stade de la Licorne|
Referee: Thomas Léonard (France)
|Head Coach||Kaba Diawara|
|Assistant Coach||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||Amadou Sy|
|Physical Trainer||Modou Konaté|
- Petre Moldoveanu (1975–77)
- Serge Devèze (1992–93)
- Boro Primorac (1994)
- Mykhaylo Fomenko (1994)
- Volodymyr Muntyan (1995–98)
- Henri Stambouli (1998–99)
- Bruno Metsu (2000)
- Bernard Simondi (2000–01)
- Michel Dussuyer (2002–04)
- 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 (2016–18)
- Paul Put (2018–19)
- Didier Six (2019–2021)
- Kaba Diawara (2021–)
Caps and goals are correct as of 9 June 2022 after the match against Malawi.
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||Bangaly Sylla||30 November 2002||0||0||Free agent||v. Malawi, 9 June 2022|
|GK||Moussa Camara||27 November 1998||20||0||Horoya||v. Malawi, 9 June 2022|
|DF||Julian Jeanvier||31 March 1992||6||0||Auxerre||v. Malawi, 9 June 2022|
|DF||Mohamed Ali Camara||28 August 1997||16||0||Young Boys||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|DF||Mikael Dyrestam||10 December 1991||9||0||Al-Adalah||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|DF||Pa Konate||25 April 1994||8||0||Botev Plovdiv||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|DF||Fodé Camara||23 June 2002||1||0||Horoya||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|DF||Gaoussou Youssouf Siby||15 April 2000||2||1||Hafia||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|DF||Florentin Pogba||19 August 1990||30||0||ATK Mohun Bagan||2021 Africa Cup of Nations INJ|
|MF||Ibrahima Cissé||28 February 1994||19||1||Ural Yekaterinburg||v. Malawi, 9 June 2022|
|MF||Ibrahima Conté||3 April 1991||55||4||Bnei Sakhnin||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|MF||Morlaye Sylla||27 July 1998||21||3||Arouca||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Mamadou Kané||4 June 1998||17||2||Pafos||v. Malawi, 9 June 2022|
|FW||Gnagna Barry||17 April 1998||13||3||Horoya||v. Malawi, 9 June 2022|
|FW||François Kamano||2 May 1996||39||7||Lokomotiv Moscow||v. South Africa, 24 March 2022 INJ|
|FW||Mamadou Diallo||19 September 1994||2||0||Free agent||v. South Africa, 24 March 2022 INJ|
|FW||José Kanté||27 September 1990||26||4||Cangzhou Mighty Lions||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Seydouba Soumah||11 June 1991||37||9||Free agent||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
|FW||Sory Kaba||10 April 1995||21||3||Midtjylland||2021 Africa Cup of Nations|
- As of 9 June 2022
- Players in bold are still active with Guinea.
FIFA World Cup
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930||Part of France||Part of France|
|1962||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|
|2026||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|
|2023||To be determined|
|2025||To be determind|
African Nations Championship
|African Nations Championship record|
|2009||Did not qualify|
|2022||Did not qualify|
- 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|
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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- "Guinea: Country Info". FIFA. Archived from the original on June 30, 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
- "African Nations Cup 1976". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
- "Fifa confirm Guinea ban". BBC Sport. 19 March 2001. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Guinea make their return". BBC Sport. 5 September 2002. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Mali squeeze through". BBC Sport. 7 February 2004. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Guinea 2–3 Senegal". BBC Sport. 3 February 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Quarter-finals: Civ 5–0 Gui". BBC Sport. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Nations Cup: Guinea crush Botswana". BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Nations Cup: Ghana through after 1–1 draw with Guinea". BBC Sport. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Soccer-Guinea cleared to host matches after being declared Ebola-free". uk.reuters.com/. Reuters. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- "Syli : Première réaction d'Aly Touré, nommé Team Manager". 4 October 2019.
- "Syli: Kaba Diawara, Mandjou Diallo et Kemoko font leur entrée dans le staff". 19 September 2019.
- "Nouveau staff du Syli : 2 membres contestés par le ministère". 24 September 2019.
- 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.
- "La liste des joueurs". Twitter. @fgfofficiel.
- Mamrud, Roberto. "Appearances for Guinea National Team". RSSSF.