Monthly Archives: November 2015

CECAFA Cup 2015: Malawi 3-0 Djibouti

Wednesday 25th November 2015
CECAFA Cup Group C
Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Malawi 3-0 Djibouti

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It is now two defeats from two for the Riverains de la Mer Rouge (the Shoremen of the Red Sea) in the CECAFA Cup group stages. After defeat to South Sudan on Monday, it was the turn of Malawi to inflict more misery on the small nation of Djibouti – currently ranked by FIFA as the (joint) worst national team in the world. Continue reading

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CECAFA Cup 2015: South Sudan 2-0 Djibouti

Monday 23rd November 2015
CECAFA Cup Group C
Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

South Sudan 2-0 Djibouti

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Djibouti’s CECAFA Cup campaign got off to a disappointing start on the shores of Lake Tana in central Ethiopia today. In what was their first ever fixture against South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation, Djibouti were facing a team ranked considerably higher than them in 134th on FIFA’s list. Continue reading

Djibouti: Enduring Enthusiasm in spite of it all

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Djibouti is a country of extremes. Extreme poverty for many sits side-by-side with extreme wealth for the few. Its people have a lack of education, frequently suffer from high malnutrition, and there is high unemployment. On the other hand, it is a relatively stable country, certainly when compared to its neighbour Somalia, and attracts economic migrants from the surrounding countries. Continue reading

CECAFA Cup 2015: Djibouti in action

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New Worst in the World nation Djibouti will be in action sooner than FIFA have listed on their website, with the announcement today of the fixtures for the 2015 CECAFA Cup. This is an official FIFA sanctioned tournament, played for by the teams of East and Central African, and should therefore have a bearing on Djibouti’s world ranking. Continue reading

Djibouti: Worst in the World once again

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With the removal from the rankings calculations of Djibouti’s last positive result, now over four years old, the tiny African nation on the Horn of Africa have succumbed to the inevitable and returned to the foot of the FIFA world rankings. It is a position they are not unfamiliar with. Continue reading

Worst in the World Tales: Guam

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The small Pacific island of Guam, home to a smattering over 160,000 people, were once unfortunate holders of the worst defeat in international football history. In the qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup, Guam succumbed to a Karim Bagheri inspired Iran contriving to lose 19-0 in their opening group match; six of those coming courtesy of Bagheri’s boots.

That was just for starters too. Their next match didn’t go much better, losing ‘only’ 16-0 to Tajikistan. At the time Guam hadn’t yet stopped so low as to be ranked the worst in the world, but it was coming. Continue reading