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Lebanon women's national football team

Lebanon
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Cedars
Association Lebanon Football Association
Confederation AFC and WAFF
Head coach Vatche Sarkissian
Captain Leila Hammoud
Most caps Leila Hammoud
Top scorer Ridaa Al Hamadani
Home stadium Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium and Saida International Stadium
FIFA code LIB
FIFA ranking 110 Decrease1
Highest FIFA ranking 92 (December 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 144 (December 2007)
First international
 Algeria 12–0 Lebanon 
(Alexandria, Egypt / 2006)
Biggest win
 Lebanon 20–0 Iraq 
(Amman, Jordan / 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Algeria 12–0 Lebanon 
(Alexandria, Egypt / 2006)
WAFF Championship
Appearances 2
Best result Third Place, 2007

The Lebanese National Women's Football Team (Arabic: لبنان الوطني لكرة القدم – French: Équipe du Liban de football) represents the Lebanese Republic in international association football competitions.[1] Their official nickname is the "The Cedars". The team is controlled by Lebanon Football Association (LFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and also the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF).

The team has never qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup nor to the AFC Women's Asian Cup. They are regular participants at the WAFF Women's Championship and claimed third place in the 2007 tournament. The Lebanese women's team was best known as more successful than the men's team.

History

Lebanon women's team was created as the earliest women's teams in West Asia when most of Western Asia did not have a women's team. Along with Jordan, Iran, Palestine and Syria, they are the earliest women's teams in West Asia. Even so, they had to wait to their first international campaign: the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification to qualify for their first competition, the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup which they failed.

2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Jordan 3 3 0 0 30 0 +30 9
 Uzbekistan 3 2 0 1 22 4 +18 6
 Lebanon 3 1 0 2 12 10 +2 3
 Kuwait 3 0 0 3 1 51 −50 0

Lebanon first campaign in a n international competition was to qualify for the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup when Lebanon was drawn with Jordan, Uzbekistan and Kuwait with their first manager was the Armenian Vatche Sarkissian (later was under command of Farid Njeim). Unlike the men's, the women's had long distance, so so much thing could happen. But it did not happen easily. Lebanon began by their 0-5 loss to the West Asia's giant Jordan before suffered another loss over Uzbekistan 0-4. Being eliminated, Lebanon only had its last chance and they beat Kuwait a large result 12-1. Lebanon ended their campaign by earning only 3 points.

Records

FIFA Women's World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA GD
1991 to 2011 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - -
2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - -

AFC Women's Asian Cup

Asian Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA GD
1975 to 2010 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - -
2014 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - -

Players

Current Squad

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Darine Fakhreddine (1989-03-22) March 22, 1989 17 0 Al-Ansar
1GK Nathaline Gilinguarin (1988-10-14) October 14, 1988 18 0 Nejmeh
2DF Sahar Dbouk (1992-06-11) June 11, 1992 5 1 Al-Ahed
2DF Jouana Hamze (1990-03-19) March 19, 1990 12 1 Nejmeh
2DF Marwa Khamis (1991-07-10) July 10, 1991 7 0 Al-Ahed
2DF Tagrid Hamadeh(Captain) (1992-11-18) November 18, 1992 4 2 Al-Ansar
2DF Afaf Merzi (1992-05-16) May 16, 1992 20 0 Salam Zgharta
2DF Aya Chiri (1993-08-29) August 29, 1993 5 0 Tadamon Sour
3MF Nadia Assaf (1989-05-28) May 28, 1989 11 2 Newcastle United
3MF Assile Toufaily (1996-01-05) January 5, 1996 17 0 Racing Beirut
3MF Nadine Nabil Sctakleff (1988-03-12) March 12, 1988 4 1 Eintracht Frankfurt
3MF Sarah Bakri (1990-08-20) August 20, 1990 3 2 Al-Ahed
3MF Yara Matar Hosry (1999-02-13) February 13, 1999 9 4 Racing Beirut
4FW Saria Al Sayegh (1985-04-23) April 23, 1985 6 4 Tadamon Sour
4FW Lara Bahlawan (1991-10-17) October 17, 1991 12 8 Al-Ahed

Recent Call-Ups

The following players have been called up for the Lebanon squad within the last twelve months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nada Abdel Jalil (1991-04-30) April 30, 1991 0 0 Salam Zgharta v.  Kuwait, June 6, 2013
GK Reine Alameh (1990-01-11) January 11, 1990 10 0 Al-Safa' v.  Kuwait, June 6, 2013
DF Karen Haddad (1990-12-21) December 21, 1990 3 0 Al-Safa' v.  Kuwait, December 29, 2013
DF Souad Takash (1991-11-27) November 27, 1991 1 0 Al-Ansar v.  Kuwait, November 15, 2013
MF Rayane Rachid (1992-02-13) February 13, 1992 15 3 Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli Aley v.  Jordan, June 5, 2013
FW Sarah Awali (1991-09-05) September 5, 1991 8 6 Al-Ahed v.  Kuwait, June 6, 2013

References

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/sports/soccer/in-lebanon-national-soccer-team-helps-bring-country-together.html

External links

  • FIFA profile
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