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Guatemala women's national football team

Guatemala
AssociationFederación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Head coachBenjamín Monterroso
Home stadiumEstadio Nacional Mateo Flores
FIFA codeGUA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 80 New entry (7 December 2018)[1]
Highest70 (March 2017)
Lowest121 (March 2008)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1998)
Best result4th place (1998)

The Guatemala women's national football team is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Costa Rica, having won the 1999 UNCAF championship.[2][3]

History

Following the creation of the first national women's league in 1997, a Guatemala women's national team was formed and in 1998 it began playing official international matches, the first of which was an 11-0 win against Honduras on 19 July 1998. After two more wins against El Salvador and Haiti, Guatemala advanced to the final qualification tournament to the 1999 Women's World Cup, where they finished fourth.

In June 1999 the first UNCAF Women's Championship was celebrated in Guatemala City, where after wins against Honduras and Nicaragua and a draw against Costa Rica, the host team won the title by beating the latter 2-0 in the final, in front of 12,000 spectators at the Estadio Mateo Flores.[4] Guatemala captain Magnolia Pérez was the top scorer and best player of the tournament. Guatemala was invited to the 2000 Women's Gold Cup, where they lost all three first round matches against China, Mexico, and Canada.

At the 2001 Central American Games in home soil, Guatemala won their first round group but was then eliminated on penalty kicks in a semi final against Honduras, after which Guatemala beat El Salvador for the bronze medal.[5]

Guatemala entered qualification to the 2004 Olympic Games, where they earned a place in the final qualification tournament after beating Belize and drawing against Panama in the first round in November 2003, but its participation in the competition was halted and the team was replaced by Panama, as FIFA banned Guatemala from all international competitions in January 2004 until February 2004. Between 2004 and 2010, the Guatemala women's team's participation in international competitions was very scarce, with only two competitive matches played, both in 2006 during qualification to the 2006 Women's Gold Cup.

In 2010 Guatemala won the bronze medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, with a 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses record.[6] Later that year, Guatemala participated at the IV Women's Gold Cup, losing all three of their first round matches, against Costa Rica, the United States, and Haiti.

Guatemala hosted the 2012 Central American Pre-Olympic tournament, where they narrowly advanced to the final stage, finishing second behind Costa Rica after beating El Salvador 2-1.[7] At the final qualification tournament in Vancouver, Guatemala lost to Mexico and the United States and beat the Dominican Republic, finishing third in their group and eliminated from the 2012 Olympic Tournament.

Latest squad

The following players were called-up for the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Yoselín Franco Guatemala Unifut
1GK Alicia Navas Guatemala Jutiapanecas Rosal
1GK Natalie Schaps Guatemala Pares

2DF Gloria Aguilar Guatemala Unifut
2DF Londy Barrios (1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 26) Guatemala Deportivo Amatitlán
2DF Didra Martínez Guatemala Club Xelajú MC
2DF Kellin Mayen Guatemala Pares
2DF Coralia Monterroso (1991-12-26) 26 December 1991 (age 27) Guatemala Unifut
2DF Christian Recinos (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 24) Unattached

3MF Daniela Andrade (1992-04-04) 4 April 1992 (age 26) Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Sol
3MF Alida Argueta (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 23) Guatemala Club Xelajú MC
3MF Fabiola González Guatemala Club Xelajú MC
3MF Andrea Rabanales Guatemala Unifut
3MF Marilyn Rivera (1992-02-19) 19 February 1992 (age 27) Guatemala Unifut

4FW Diana Barrera (1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 32) Unattached
4FW Celeste Gatica Guatemala Unifut
4FW Vivian Herrera Guatemala Unifut
4FW Waleska Ixcuna Guatemala Quiche
4FW Ana Lucía Martínez (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 29) Spain Madrid CFF
4FW Jennifer Muñoz (1993-12-31) 31 December 1993 (age 25) Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Sol

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
France 2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup record

Women's Gold Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
Haiti 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1993 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada 1994 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada 1998 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 10 16 -6
United States 2000 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 33 -33
CanadaUnited States 2002 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2006 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 2010 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11
United States 2014 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7
United States 2018 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 4/10 14 2 0 12 11 68 -57
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ Source: (in Spanish) [www.prensalibre.com]
  3. ^ Source: (in Spanish) [www.elsalvador.com]
  4. ^ [wvw.nacion.com]
  5. ^ [www.rsssf.com]
  6. ^ [fedefutguate.org]
  7. ^ "Guatemala earns last place in Vancouver". CONCACAF. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.

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