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Guadeloupe
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Gwada Boys
Association Ligue Guadeloupéenne
de Football
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Guadeloupe Roger Salnot
Home stadium Stade René Serge Nabajoth
FIFA code GPE
Elo ranking 91
Highest Elo ranking 77 (June 1992)
Lowest Elo ranking 129 (March 1994)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Martinique 6 - 0 Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
(Martinique; Date Unknown, 1934)
Biggest win
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe 11 - 0 U.S. Virgin Islands 
(Haiti; April 12, 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Martinique 6 - 0 Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
(Martinique; Date Unknown, 1934)
 Martinique 8 - 2 Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
(Martinique; Date Unknown, 1975)
Appearances (First in -)
Best result -
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2007)
Best result Semifinals, 2007

The Guadeloupe national football team (French: sélection de la Guadeloupe de football) is the regional team of the French overseas department and region of Guadeloupe and is controlled by the Ligue Guadeloupéenne de Football, local branch of Federation Francaise de Football.

As an overseas department of the French Republic, it is not a member of FIFA. Guadeloupe is therefore not eligible to enter the World Cup, Guadeloupeans being French citizens eligible to play for the French national football team. Lilian Thuram, born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, won the 1998 FIFA World Cup wearing France's jersey.

However, Guadeloupe is a member of CONCACAF and CFU, and thus eligible for all competitions organized by both. Indeed, according to the status of the FFF (article 34, paragraph 6): "[...]Under the control of related continental confederations, and with the agreement of the FFF, those leagues can organize international sport events at a regional level or set up teams in order to participate to them."

A special rule of the Gold Cup only allows players to join the team if they have not played for France during the past five years. This rule also applies for Martinique and French Guiana. On the other side, any player joining the Guadeloupean team is allowed to join the French national team afterwards with no time restrictions.

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International success

Guadeloupe was a surprise qualifier for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007 after a strong 4th place finish at the Digicel Caribbean Cup 2007. They continued their strong play throughout the year at the Gold Cup. Their success at the Gold Cup was so surpring because it was their first major international tournament. They started out by tying 1-1 to the strong Caribbean team of Haiti, followed by a 2-1 win over Canada, before finally succumbing 1-0 to the reigning champions of Central America, Costa Rica, to close out group play. Guadeloupe advanced to the knockout round as the best performing 3rd place team in group play. In the quarterfinals, they shocked Honduras by defeating them 2-1, who themselves had put together a strong tournament showing after beating Mexico 2-1 and dominating Cuba 5-0.[1] The Cinderellas of the tournament, Guadeloupe, unable to mount much offense against regional power Mexico, lost 0-1 in the semifinal despite turning in a strong defensive performance.[2] This was the best finish by a Caribbean island team since Trinidad and Tobago reached the semifinals of the 2000 tournament.

Gold Cup record

Notable players

Guadeloupean national team players
French internationals from Guadeloupe or with Guadeloupe roots
Other players in the French League from Guadeloupe or with Guadeloupe roots


Current squad

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Squad for 2009 Gold Cup

The following 23-man squad was named for the 2009 Gold Cup from July 3–26 in the United States.

Caps and goals are current as of June 23, 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Yohan Bus 12 February 1986 (1986-02-12) (age 24) 0 0 Switzerland FC Basel
16 GK Marius Fausta 28 April 1973 (1973-04-28) (age 36) 3 0 Guadeloupe Evolucas
23 GK Cédric Céligny 18 April 1981 (1981-04-18) (age 28) 0 0 Guadeloupe Les Abymes
4 DF Cédric Avinel 11 September 1986 (1986-09-11) (age 23) 5 0 England Watford
3 DF Mickaël Tacalfred 23 April 1981 (1981-04-23) (age 28) 5 0 France Reims
15 DF Miguel Comminges 16 March 1982 (1982-03-16) (age 27) 7 0 Wales Cardiff City
14 DF Willy Laurence 4 March 1984 (1984-03-04) (age 26) 0 0 Guadeloupe Morne-à-l'Eau
21 DF Fabien Jerome 12 February 1986 (1986-02-12) (age 24) 0 0 Guadeloupe Evolucas
2 DF Méddy Lina 11 January 1986 (1986-01-11) (age 24) 6 0 Guadeloupe Evolucas
6 DF Alain Vertot 14 November 1972 (1972-11-14) (age 37) 40 2 Guadeloupe Morne-à-l'Eau
5 DF Eddy Viator 2 June 1982 (1982-06-02) (age 27) 0 0 France Amiens
8 MF Stéphane Auvray (captain) 4 September 1981 (1981-09-04) (age 28) 10 0 United States Kansas City Wizards
18 MF Thomas Gamiette 21 June 1986 (1986-06-21) (age 23) 0 0 France Reims
10 MF Aurélien Capoue 28 February 1982 (1982-02-28) (age 28) 4 0 France Nantes
20 MF Larry Clavier 1 September 1981 (1981-09-01) (age 28) 5 0 France RCF Paris
12 MF David Fleurival 19 February 1984 (1984-02-19) (age 26) 12 1 Belgium Mons
19 MF Grégory Gendrey 10 July 1986 (1986-07-10) (age 23) 9 3 Guadeloupe Evolucas
17 MF Lery Hanani 1 October 1982 (1982-10-01) (age 27) 22 4 Guadeloupe La Gauloise
13 MF Jean-Luc Lambourde 10 April 1980 (1980-04-10) (age 29) 31 7 Guadeloupe Amical Club
22 FW Alexandre Alphonse 17 June 1982 (1982-06-17) (age 27) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich
11 FW Mickaël Antoine-Curier 5 March 1983 (1983-03-05) (age 27) 8 6 Scotland Dundee
9 FW Ludovic Gotin 25 July 1985 (1985-07-25) (age 24) 8 4 Guadeloupe Moulien
7 FW Loïc Loval 28 September 1981 (1981-09-28) (age 28) 7 2 Netherlands Utrecht

References

  1. ^ Gold Cup: Guadeloupe stuns Honduras 2-1 to reach semifinals from the International Herald Tribune, 17 June 2007
  2. ^ Mexico Squeezes Into Gold Cup Finals from the Washington Post, 22 June 2007

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Simple English

Guadeloupe
Association Ligue Guadeloupéenne de Football
Confederation CONCACAF
Coach Roger Salnot
World Cup
Appearances 0

Guadeloupe national football team is the national football team of Guadeloupe.


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