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 Angola (ANG)
  • FIFA Trigramme: ANG
  • Country: Angola
  • Country (official name): Republica de Angola
  • Continent: Africa
  • Capital: Luanda
  • Major cities: Huambo, Lubango, Namibe, Lobito, Benguela, Malanje
  • Currency: Kwanza
  • Official languages: Portuguese
  • Motto: Not known
  Standings
 
Group D MP W D L GF GA Pts
POR 3 3 0 0 5 1 9
MEX 3 1 1 1 4 3 4
ANG 3 0 2 1 1 2 2
IRN 3 0 1 2 2 6 1
Founded 1979
Affiliated 1980
WC participations None
WC honours None
Continental Titles COSAFA Cup (1999 and 2001)
Facts
  • In 1986 Angola signed up for the FIFA World Cupô qualifying rounds for the first time. To date the former Portuguese colony has yet to reach the finals.
     
  • On their debut Angola failed narrowly against Algeria, while four years later they were beaten by Cameroon. A single victory in the next round of qualifiers against Togo was insufficient to keep their finals dream alive, while in the 1998 qualifiers even four victories was not enough to take them through.
     
  • Despite permanent underdog status against stronger African teams, Angola's performance improved in subsequent years. In 2000 they celebrated a record 7-1 triumph over Swaziland before finishing second in their qualifying group behind Cameroon. In the preliminary qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Angola battled their way past Chad.