Guatemala national football team

Guatemala
Nickname(s) La Azul y Blanco
Los Chapines
La Bicolor
La Furia Azul
Association National Football Federation of Guatemala
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Head coach Walter Claverí
Captain Vacant
Most caps Carlos Ruíz (133)[1]
Top scorer Carlos Ruiz (68)
Home stadium Estadio Mateo Flores
FIFA code GUA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 146 (16 August 2018)
Highest 50 (August 2006)
Lowest 163 (November 1995)
Elo ranking
Current 79 (30 July 2018)[2]
Highest 40 (April 1972)
Lowest 105 (February 2010)
First international
Guatemala 10–1 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; September 14, 1921)
Biggest win
Guatemala 10–1 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; September 14, 1921)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 9–1 Guatemala
(San José, Costa Rica; July 24, 1955)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 18 (first in 1963)
Best result Champions, 1967

The Guatemala national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Guatemala) is governed by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. Founded in 1919, it affiliated to FIFA in 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF.

The team has made three Olympic tournament appearances, competing at the 1968, 1976, and 1988 Olympic Games. Guatemala have never qualified for a finals tournament of the World Cup, although they have reached the final round of qualification on four occasions.

Guatemala won the 1967 CONCACAF Championship and the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was in 1996, when they finished fourth. Felipe Juan Gaspar their top goal scorer, retired his career after the failure of his team to now win the gold cup. Guatemala has also earned a silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The national team kits are supplied by Umbro. Past kit suppliers include Atletica, Adidas and Puma.

History

The national team, nicknamed "la Azul y Blanco" (the blue and white), made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, winning their first game 10–1 against Honduras. In the final, Guatemala were defeated 6–0 by Costa Rica.[3] Guatemala entered a World Cup qualification process for the first time in 1958.

Beginnings and first attempt in the elimination stage of the World Cup

Guatemala created its first soccer team, made up of 22 players, on August 23, 1902. The team was split into two sides, blue and white. With time, clubs were made and eventually the Guatemalan National Team was created in 1921. Guatemala had its first game on September 14, 1921 against Honduras. The game was played in Guatemala City and Guatemala beat Honduras 10 to 1.[4]

Guatemala had success in several editions of the CCCF Championship (Copa CCCF), precursor to the Concacaf Gold Cup (Copa Concacaf), by being the runner up in three championships, 1943, 1946, and 1948. In 1958, Guatemala began participating in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. It was placed in the first group, along with the teams from Costa Rica and the Netherlands Antilles. It placed last and was unable to score a single point.[5]

Success in the 60’s

Guatemala’s performance in the qualifying rounds began to improve in the beginning of the 1960s. In 1962 it was able to tie against both Costa Rica (4–4), while playing in Guatemala, and Honduras (1–1), while playing in Tegucigalpa. However, after being placed in the second group, it once again finished last.[6]

Guatemala did not participate in the qualifying round in 1966. Before the process of elimination began, the FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) refused Guatemala’s participation for administrative reasons.

The Guatemalan National Team joined Concacaf in 1961. In 1967 it again showed the progress it had made when it participated in the Concacaf Gold Cup. For the first time and only time in its history, it placed first in the tournament.[7] It was also the runner up in both 1965 and 1969.

1967 CONCACAF Championship

In 1967, Honduras hosted the CONCACAF Championship. Guatemala began the tournament with a 2–1 win against Haiti, followed by a 1–0 win over defending champions Mexico, a 0–0 draw against Honduras, a 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, and a 2–0 win over Nicaragua, being crowned CONCACAF champions for the first time. Forward Manuel "Escopeta" Recinos was Guatemala's top scorer with four goals, including the game-winning goal against Mexico.

Results

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Guatemala 95410716
2  Mexico 854011019
3  Honduras 65221422
4  Trinidad and Tobago 45203610−4
5  Haiti 2510459−4
6  Nicaragua 15014312−9

1968 Olympic Games

In 1967, Guatemala showed some major progress by qualifying for the 1968 Olympic Tournament in Mexico City. In the first round, they won 1–0 against Czechoslovakia, and 4–1 against Thailand, and lost to Bulgaria 2–1. They went on the next round where they lost to eventual champions Hungary 1–0.

21st century

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Prior to the qualification process, many fans saw Carlos Ruiz as the main focus in providing goals for the national team along with his compatriot but elder Juan Carlos Plata. Many other stars such as Fredy, Garcia, Gonzalo Romero, Guillermo Ramirez and Martin Machon were expected to play huge roles as well. In 2006 World Cup qualifying, Guatemala started off well, advancing to the third round by beating Suriname 4–2 in the second round. In the third round they finished second behind Costa Rica in Group B tying at 10 points each, advancing to the final round. In the fourth round they started off well with a 0–0 draw against Panama and a 5–1 win against Trinidad and Tobago. Then followed a 2–0 loss against United States and Mexico and a 3–2 loss against Costa Rica, and after 3 losses in a row they finally won against Panama 2–1, then lost against Trinidad and Tobago 3–2, tied against United States 0–0 and then lost to Mexico 5–2 once again. Guatemala had 8 points with one game left, and a win and a Trinidad and Tobago loss against Mexico would get them to the playoff. They won 3–1 against Costa Rica but Trinidad and Tobago beat Mexico 2–1, ending one of the best runs in Guatemala football history. They finished in 5th place, 2 points away from a possible World Cup spot. Juan Carlos Plata and Martin Machón had announced their retirement from International Football in 2006.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

After a third-place finish in the Uncaf Nations Cup in 2007, having made the knockout stage in the Gold Cup of the same year, and a couple of satisfying friendly matches including a 3–2 win against Mexico, many saw Hernan Dario Gomez as the next coach to lead Guatemala into the Hexagonal in the World Cup qualifying stage. However, after losing 5–0 in early 2008 against a U-23 Argentine team, fans wanted Gomez out as coach and soon the Colombian would do so. In 2010 World Cup qualifying, expectations of being able to qualify for the tournament were set among the national team as Ramon Maradiaga had returned as coach after almost leading Guatemala to the World Cup 2006. They began well by having advanced to the third round by defeating Saint Lucia in a 9–1 aggregate in the second round. In the third round, Guatemala began with a 1–0 home loss to the United States, with controversies surrounding Panamanian referee Roberto Moreno, who was arbitrating the match, including not awarding a penalty in the first half in the favor of Guatemala after a handball from Steve Cherundolo as well as Gustavo Cabrera being sent off after colliding with Eddie Lewis in the second half. In their second match of round 3, Los Chapines were able to take home a draw in the closing minutes of the game against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain after Carlos Gallardo deflected a free kick taken by Marco Pappa with his heels. On September 10, Guatemala welcomed Cuba at home for their third match. Cuba shocked the Guatemala fans by taking the lead after Roberto Linares scored in the 25th minute however by halftime, Carlos Ruiz relieved the team with an equalizer. In the second half Carlos Ruiz scored once more, Mario Rodriguez and youngster Jose Manuel Contreras also scored and finished the game 4–1. With the win, they were able to collect 4 points, putting them in second place due to having a better goal difference that Trinidad and Tobago. The next two games were crucial in advancing to the next round. On October 11, many fans have gathered around the Estadio Mateo Flores to support the national team in their home game against Trinidad and Tobago, heavily expecting a win. Despite being reduced to 10 men, the Soca Warriors were able to hold Guatemala to 0–0 stalemate, disgruntling the national team and fans. With hopes of getting a result in Havana four days later, Guatemala were unable to even get a point against Cuba, falling down 1–0 by halftime after Jaime Colome scored a penalty. Marco Pappa volleyed in an equalizer in the 80th minute, replenishing the confidence for the team but Urgelles was able to bring Cuba back on top in the 90th minute, complicating the hopes of Guatemala in qualifying for the World Cup with one game to spare. Meanwhile, the Trinidadians defeated the United States 2–1 at home, putting them in second place. Maradiaga was fired soon right after and Benjamin Monterroso, a less ambitious coach was appointed, focusing on the upcoming edition of the Copa Uncaf the following January. A 2–0 away loss against the US confirmed the elimination of the national team, having finished in third place with 5 points, thus missing out on the final round. In the Uncaf nations cup, Monterroso wanted to introduce more younger players into the starting line up such as Minor Lopez, Ricardo Jerez and Wilson Lalin but everything backfired after losing both group stage matches against Costa Rica and Panama as well as losing astonishingly 2–0 to an inferior Nicaragua team in the play off match for the final berth to attend the next Gold Cup; Minor Lopez was the lone goal scorer for Los Bicolores. As a result, the national team were inactive for the next two years and Benjamin Monterroso shamefully stepped down after two months in charge.

2014 World Cup cycle

On May 2010, Uruguayan born Paraguayan Ever Hugo Almeida was appointed as the next coach for Guatemala. At the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, formerly known as the "UNCAF Nations Cup", Guatemala finished in fifth place, losing to Costa Rica 2–0 and Honduras 3–1. In the fifth place match, they defeated Nicaragua 2–1 to qualify to the 2011 Gold Cup.

At the 2011 Gold Cup, Guatemala drew against Honduras 0–0 despite being reduced to nine men. In the next match, they suffer a loss against a physically superior Jamaica 2–0 but managed to redeem themselves after having won against Grenada 4–0 goals from Jose Javier Del Águila, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz, and Carlos Gallardo. Placing among the best third place, they saw themselves advancing to the quarterfinals, where they lost against the reigning champions Mexico 2–1 although a long ball from Elias Vasquez to Carlos Ruiz gave them the lead in the first half.

For the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Guatemala opened the qualifying campaign in the second round by sweeping six wins in six games, advancing to the third round in the same group as USA, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda. Prior to the start of the third round, three of Guatemala's key players Guillermo Ramirez, Gustavo Cabrera and Yony Flores were sent home during a practice session after teammates Carlos Ruiz and Luis Rodriguez heard of their involvement in money laundering and bribery in fixing multiple fixtures; they were subsequently banned for life in participating in any football competition abroad or domestic.

The team had a rough start in an away loss to Jamaica with Dwight Pezzarossi only managing to pull back one goal in stoppage time. In the next match, Guatemala tied at home after Clint Dempsey managed to get a goal for the US, and Marco Pappa's free kick later in the game managed to bring Guatemala one point. For the third game in a row, also at home, the team fell behind against Antigua and Barbuda. In the second half with the Antiguan goalkeeper Molvin James sent off for wasting time, Carlos Ruiz was able to score a brace making the game 2–1; an additional goal from Dwight Pezzarossi eventually ended the game 3–1. Four days later, a lone goal from Carlos Ruiz sufficed for an away win against Antigua and Barbuda in North Sound.

In the next fixture, Guatemala beat Jamaica at home 2–1. In their last game, a minimum of a draw would be enough to get Guatemala to the final stage of the qualifiers. After taking the lead 1–0 in the first five minutes thanks to Carlos Ruiz, the USA team returned the favor by scoring 3 goals to crush their hopes. Guatemala finished ten points behind the USA and Jamaica, losing out on goal difference to the Jamaicans.

In January 2013, still led by Ever Almeida, Guatemala participated in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. Consisted of mostly youngsters, Guatemala could only manage three draws in their group play (1–1 against Nicaragua, 0–0 to border rivals Belize and 1–1 against Costa Rica), losing out to Belize for direct qualification to the Gold Cup. They faced Panama in the 5th place match for the final slot in the 2013 Gold Cup in the United States but lost 3–1. Ever Almeida stepped down in favour of technical director Victor Hugo Monzón.

2016 suspension

On Oct 28, 2016, the Guatemalan football federation was suspended indefinitely by FIFA, after the international football governing body had appointed an oversight committee to look into allegations of corruption.[8] FIFA stated that the Guatemalan federation (FEDEFUT) had rejected the committee's mandate to run FEDEFUT's business, organize elections, and modernize its statutes, and would remain barred from international competition until FEDEFUT ratified an extension of the mandate.[9]

The suspension was lifted on May 31, 2018 after FEDEFUT's normalization committee became fully operational.[10] However, as a consequence, the football team missed their chance on qualifing on the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments as well as the qualifying rounds for the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League and the 2017 Copa Centroamericana, as they missed deadlines to have their suspension lifted.

Home stadium

The Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, also known as Coloso de la Zona 5, is a multi-use national stadium in Guatemala City, the largest in Guatemala. It was built in 1948, to host the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1950, and was renamed after long-distance runner Mateo Flores, winner of the 1952 Boston Marathon. It has a capacity of 26,000 seats.

Used mostly for football matches, the stadium has hosted the majority of the home matches of the Guatemala national football team throughout its history.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup record

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
1930Did not enter
1934
1938
1950
1954
1958Did not qualify
1962
1966Entry not accepted[11]
1970Did not qualify
1974
1978
1982
1986
1990
1994
1998
2002
2006
2010
2014
2018
2022To be determined
2026
Total0/21

CONCACAF Gold Cup record

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
1963Round 1412176
1965Runners-up5311115
1967Champions541071
1969Runners-up5320102
1971Did not qualify
1973Fifth place503246
1977Fifth place5113810
1981Did not qualify
1985Round 1421173
1989Fourth place611447
1991Round 1310215
1993Did not enter
1996Fourth place410335
1998Round 1302134
2000Round 1201135
2002Round 1200214
2003Round 1201113
2005Round 1301249
2007Quarter-finals411225
2009Did not qualify
2011Quarter-finals411254
2013Did not qualify
2015Round 1301214
2017Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
2019Did not enter
Total1 Title691920308288

Copa Centroamericana record

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1991Third place302101
1993Did not enter
1995Runners-up420225
1997Runners-up5320103
1999Runners-up531152
2001Champions523095
2003Runners-up5311104
2005Third place5311105
2007Third place531132
2009Round 1300316
2011Fifth place310236
2013Sixth place403135
2014Runners-up430174
2017Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total1 Title512314146348

Olympic record

  • 1896 to 1924 Did not enter
  • 1928 to 1964 Did not qualify
  • 1968 – Quarter-finals – 6th place
  • 1972 Did not qualify
  • 1976 – Round 1
  • 1980 to 1984 Did not qualify
  • 1988 – Round 1
  • 1992 to 2016 Did not qualify

Note: Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since the 1992 edition.

Schedule and recent results

Key

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016

2018

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad and Tobago on 2 September and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 6 September 2016.[12] Caps and goals updated as September 6, 2016 after the game against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ricardo Jerez (1986-03-04) March 4, 1986 46 0 Deportivo Cali
12 1GK Paulo Motta (1982-03-29) March 29, 1982 32 0 Municipal
21 1GK José Carlos García (1993-11-07) November 7, 1993 1 0 Xelajú

2 2DF Wilson Lalín (1985-05-03) May 3, 1985 27 1 Comunicaciones
6 2DF Carlos Mejía (1991-11-13) November 13, 1991 19 2 Comunicaciones
14 2DF Rafael Morales (1985-05-16) May 16, 1985 17 2 Comunicaciones
24 2DF Moises Hernandez (1992-03-05) March 5, 1992 15 0 FC Dallas
3 2DF Cristian Jiménez (1995-04-26) April 26, 1995 8 0 Municipal
4 2DF Hamilton López (1983-10-26) October 26, 1983 8 0 Xelajú
15 2DF Luis Cardona (1990-02-05) February 5, 1990 6 0 Municipal
5 2DF Jefrey Payeras (1993-10-16) October 16, 1993 3 0 LA Galaxy II
13 2DF Josué Aragón (1984-10-12) October 12, 1984 1 0 Marquense

10 3MF José Contreras (1986-01-19) January 19, 1986 73 5 Comunicaciones
16 3MF Marco Pappa (1987-11-15) November 15, 1987 57 11 Municipal
18 3MF Jean Márquez (1985-03-06) March 6, 1985 44 3 Comunicaciones
23 3MF Jorge Aparicio (1992-11-25) November 25, 1992 13 0 Slaven Belupo
22 3MF Rodrigo Saravia (1993-02-22) February 22, 1993 6 0 Swope Park Rangers
11 3MF Víctor Matta (1990-03-16) March 16, 1990 3 0 Municipal
19 3MF José Rosales (1995-01-01) January 1, 1995 1 0 Malacateco

20 4FW Carlos Ruiz (Captain) (1979-12-15) December 15, 1979 133 68 Retired
7 4FW Jairo Arreola (1985-09-20) September 20, 1985 24 0 Comunicaciones
9 4FW Gerson Tinoco (1988-11-02) November 2, 1988 15 5 Comunicaciones
8 4FW Mario Castellanos (1982-05-19) May 19, 1982 15 1 Cobán Imperial
17 4FW Edi Danilo Guerra (1991-12-24) December 24, 1991 4 0 Municipal

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Guatemala squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK David Guerra (1979-05-28) May 28, 1979 2 0 Universidad San Carlos v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016

DF Jonathan López (1988-05-10) May 10, 1988 34 0 Marquense v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
DF Edwin Fuentes (1991-02-22) February 22, 1991 3 0 Marquense v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
DF José Carlos Pinto Samayoa (1993-06-16) June 16, 1993 1 0 Antigua GFC v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
DF Carlos Castrillo (1985-05-16) May 16, 1985 32 0 Comunicaciones v.  United States, March 29, 2016
DF Stefano Cincotta (1991-02-28) February 28, 1991 15 2 SV Elversberg v.  United States, March 29, 2016

MF Gerardo Arias (1985-11-18) November 18, 1985 9 0 Municipal v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
MF Luis Martínez (1991-12-24) December 24, 1991 6 1 Antigua GFC v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
MF Julián Priego (1988-05-19) May 19, 1988 3 0 Universidad San Carlos v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
MF Pedro Samayoa (1985-11-18) November 18, 1985 3 0 Municipal v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
MF Billy Torres (1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 2 0 Mictlán v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
MF Mafre Icuté (1993-11-07) November 7, 1993 3 0 Municipal v.  United States, March 29, 2016
MF Marco Rivas (1991-04-20) April 20, 1991 1 0 Municipal v.  United States, March 29, 2016
MF Kevin Arriola (1991-08-03) August 3, 1991 4 0 Xelajú v.  United States, March 29, 2016

FW Kendell Herrarte (1992-04-06) April 6, 1992 18 0 Antigua GFC v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
FW Jonathan Pérez (1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 1 0 Universidad San Carlos v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016
FW Edwin Rivas (1992-01-08) January 8, 1992 0 0 Universidad San Carlos v.  Venezuela, June 1, 2016

Managers

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Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning % Notes
Roberto Figueredo 1930 2 0 0 2 00.0% [15]
Jimmy Elliott 1935 5 0 1 4 20.0% [15]
Manuel Felipe Carrera 1943 6 4 1 1 66.7% 1943 CCCF Championship 2nd place[16]
Juan Francisco Aguirre 1946 5 3 1 1 60.0% [16]
Juan Francisco Aguirre
Manuel Felipe Carrera
1946 6 1 1 4 16.7% [16]
José Alberto Cevasco 1948 8 3 4 1 37.5% 1948 CCCF Championship 2nd place[16][17]
Enrique Natalio Pascal Palomini 1950 6 3 1 2 50.0% [18]
Juan Francisco Aguirre 1953
Alfredo Cuevas 1955–1957
José Alberto Cevasco 1960–1961
Lorenzo Ausina Tur 1963
César Viccino 1965
Rubén Amorín 1967 1967 CONCACAF Championship
César Viccino 1968–1969
Lorenzo Ausina Tur 1969
Carmelo Faraone 1971
Afro Geronazzo 1971–1972
Rubén Amorín 1972
Néstor Valdez Moraga 1972
Rubén Amorín 1976
Carlos Cavagnaro 1976
Carlos Wellmann 1976
José Ernesto Romero 1979
Rubén Amorín 1980
Carlos Cavagnaro 1983
Dragoslav Šekularac 1984–1985
Julio César Cortés 1987
Jorge Roldán 1988
Rubén Amorín 1989–1990
Haroldo Cordón 1991
Miguel Angel Brindisi 1992
Jorge Roldán 1995 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
Juan Ramón Verón 1996 11 6 1 4 54.6%
Horacio Cordero 1996 18 7 5 6 48.1%
Miguel Angel Brindisi 1997–1998 23 9 11 3 39.1% 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
Carlos Bilardo
Eduardo Luján Manera
1998 8 2 3 3 25.0%
Benjamín Monterroso 1999 11 4 2 5 36.4% 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
Carlos Miloc 2000 5 0 3 2 0.0%
Julio César Cortés 2000–2003 33 13 12 7 39.4% 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
2003 UNCAF Nations Cup (Runner-up)
Víctor Manuel Aguado 2003 7 1 2 4 14.3%
Ramón Maradiaga 2004–2005 42 17 9 16 40.5%
Hernán Darío Gómez 2006–2008 21 5 4 12 23.8%
Ramón Maradiaga 2008 5 2 1 2 50.0%
Benjamín Monterroso 2008–2009 5 1 0 4 20.0%
Ever Hugo Almeida 2010–2013 40 16 7 17 45.8%
Víctor Hugo Monzón 2013 4 0 1 3 11.1%
Sergio Pardo[19] 2013 1 0 0 1 0.0%
Ivan Franco Sopegno 2014–2015 23 9 4 10 44.9% 2014 Copa Centroamericana (Runner-up)
Walter Claverí 2016 - Present 6 2 2 2 50%

Honors

Champions (1): 1967
Runner-up (2): 1965, 1969
Champions (1): 2001
Runner-up (5): 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2014
Third Place (3): 1991, 2005, 2007
Silver Medal (2):1976, 1988
Silver Medal (1): 1983
Third Place (1): 1999

See also

References

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