Cape Verde

Cabo Verde - Cape Verde


The Cape Verde national football team also known as Blue Sharks represents Cape Verde in men's international association football and is controlled by the Cape Verdean Football Federation. The team has never qualified for FIFA World Cups but has qualified for three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, in 2013, 2015, and 2021 and The team is a member of both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football Football  (CAF).

Cape Verde has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup but has qualified for the 2013 African Cup of Nations. Its first World Cup qualifying campaign was the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, in which Cape Verde was eliminated in the first round after one draw and one defeat against Algeria.

In the qualifying rounds for the 2006 World Cup and the 2013 African Cup of Nations, Cape Verde advanced to the Final Round after its first victory in a World Cup qualifier, beating Swaziland. In the Final Round, the team made an impression with its first-ever away victory against Burkina Faso, but finished fifth in its group and failed to qualify for either final.

Old coach Joao de Deus from Portugal invited in several new players from European leagues for the 2010 World Cup/ 2010 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Cape Verde finished second in its group in the Second round, ahead of Tanzania and Mauritius, but behind Cameroon, and did not advance to the third round. Cape Verde's top goalscorer of the qualifying round was Julio Tavares.

Then, finally, Cape Verde qualified for the 2013 African Cup of Nations, after stunning Cameroon 3–2 on aggregate.

The Blue Sharks Head Coach is Bubista and the team's home stadium is Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde. Most Caps player was Babanco with 62 Appearances, The team's all-time highest goal scorer was also HeldonRamos with 15 goals. Their current captain is Vozinha who is currently playing as a goalkeeper for Cypriot club AEL Limassol.

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