Gambia (the) - Gambia


The Gambia national football team is also known as The Scorpions represents The Gambia in men's international football and is controlled by the Gambia Football Federation. The team has never qualified for the World Cup. In 2021, Gambia qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time in history. The team represents both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).


On 12 October 2002, the team got their biggest ever victory in international competition, a 6–0 victory against Lesotho. In May 2014, The Gambia was banned from all CAF competitions for two years after deliberately falsifying players' ages. The nation's fortunes improved in qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. Although they failed to qualify, they took it to the final round of games, including drawing twice with African giants Algeria. On 13 November, in their first Group D match of 2021  African Cup of Nations qualification, Gambia defeated Angola 1–3 in Luanda. This was The Scorpion's first away win in an AFCON or FIFA World Cup qualifier ever, at their 40th attempt.

The Scorpions Head Coach is Tom Saintfiet and the team's home stadium is Independence Stadium. Most Caps player was Pa Modou Jagne with 39 Appearances, The team's all-time highest goal scorer was also Assan Ceesay with 11 goals. Their current captain is Pa Modou Jagne who is currently playing as a Centre Back for Swiss fifth-tier 2. Liga Interregional club FC Dietikon.

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