Sao Tome e Principe

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Months as Worst in the World : 15
When : August 1998 – August 1998 (1 month)
August 2006 – November 2006 (4 months)
January 2007 – October 2007 (10 months)
All-Time Worst in the World Ranking : =18th
Sao Tome e Principe on FIFA Website
Sao Tome e Principe on CAF Website
National FA Website

Sao Tome e Principe dropped out of the rankings at the end of 2007 after a year as the worst team in the world. Their sabbatical from the FIFA list was rather prolonged with a further four years passing by without any international action. Had they remained on the rankings during that period, they would have rivalled Montserrat and San Marino for the lengthiest spells as basement dwellers. As it was, they sat comfortably away from view leaving others to carry that tag. When they returned to action in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie in 2011 they avoided defeat in securing a 1-1 draw with Congo. The subsequent ranking publication saw Sao Tome reappear in 192nd place, fully twelve positions above those languishing at the bottom.

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Matches played as Worst in the World
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