Category Archives: Djibouti

AFCON 2017: Togo v. Djibouti preview

4th September 2016
AFCON Qualifier
Stade de Kegue, Lome, Togo

Togo v. Djibouti

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Djibouti’s final qualifier for the Africa Cup of Nations sees them travel to Lome to face a Togo side that are still very much in with a shout of qualification. That is in stark contrast to Djibouti who sit last in the four team group with no points and just one goal to show for their efforts. Continue reading

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AFCON Qualifier: Djibouti 0-3 Tunisia

3rd June 2016
Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
Stade du Ville, Djibouti City, Djibouti

Djibouti 0-3 Tunisia

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Djibouti rounded off what has been something of a miserable season for their national football team with a three goal defeat at home to the genuine African power of Tunisia. Continue reading

AFCON Qualifier: Liberia 5-0 Djibouti

29th March 2016
Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
Antoinette Tubman Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia

Liberia 5-0 Djibouti

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A second half hat-trick from Liberian forward William Jebor added to the two goal lead they already held at half-time heaped more misery on our Shoremen of the Red Sea and officially eliminated them from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Liberia made their superiority tell from the off, forcing pressure on Djibouti that was never likely to founder on Djibouti’s defences in the way it had in the reverse match last week. Continue reading

AFCON Qualifier: Djibouti 0-1 Liberia

26th March 2016
Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
Stade du Ville, Djibouti City, Djibouti

Djibouti 0-1 Liberia

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The third group match for Djibouti in African Cup of Nations qualification offered slim hopes of a positive, or indeed neutral, result for Djibouti, but it probably offered the best hope of all their group fixtures.

With that in mind, that the Shoremen of the Red Sea lost by a single second half goal is both a sign of hope and a frustrating missed opportunity. Hope, because it has provided a demonstration that Djibouti are not so far out of their depth as to be unable to compete, and with that it offers a degree of positivity moving forward. Continue reading

2015: Worst in the World Year in Review

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2015 may not have been a year of many Worst in the World matches but it has seen a raft of changes to those struggling at the wrong end of the FIFA rankings. The year began with just Bhutan cut adrift from the other 208 members of FIFA as the lone, and therefore undisputed, worst national team in the world, with no ranking points and little hope. Continue reading

Three New Members Confirmed: Worst in the World Club of Six

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The release of a new set of FIFA world rankings is often a predictable day for the Worst in the World club. Frequently it’s merely a case of confirming another month added on to the tally of those stuck stranded at the bottom of the world. There is the occasional glorious escape confirmed, and the odd descent to the lowest rung decided. Continue reading