Anguilla
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AssociationAnguilla Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachNigel Connor
Most capsRyan Liddie (31)
Top scorerGirdon Connor
Richard O'Connor
Terrence Rogers (5)
Home stadiumRonald Webster Park
FIFA codeAIA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 210 Steady (25 August 2022)[1]
Highest189 (June–September 1997)
Lowest210 (November 2019, March 2022)
First international
 Anguilla 0–1 British Virgin Islands 
(The Valley, Anguilla; October 1985)[2]
Biggest win
 Anguilla 4–1 Montserrat 
(Marigot, Saint Martin; 8 February 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Trinidad and Tobago 15–0 Anguilla 
(Couva, Trinidad and Tobago; 10 November 2019)

The Anguilla national football team is the national team of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, and is controlled by the Anguilla Football Association. It is affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF. Along with the teams from the Bahamas, Tonga, Bhutan, Eritrea, San Marino, and Somalia, they are consistently one of the lowest ranked teams in the world in the FIFA rankings.

As of 23 December 2021, they rank 209th in the FIFA rankings, placing in the last two lowest ranked teams.[4]

History

2002 World Cup qualification

Anguilla entered the World Cup qualifiers for the first time for the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

In the first round of the qualifiers, Anguilla were drawn against the Bahamas. On 5 March 2000, Anguilla hosted the first leg in front of 250 people at Webster Park in The Valley, losing by a scoreline of 3–1. In front of a Bahamian crowd of just 330, the second leg was played at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau on 19 March 2000, with Anguilla losing 2–1, and thereby eliminated by an aggregate scoreline of 5–2.[5]

2006 World Cup qualification

During the qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Anguilla faced the Dominican Republic in the first round. The first leg was played to a goalless draw at the Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte in Santo Domingo on 19 March 2004. Newly introduced FIFA stadium requirements forced Anguilla to play their "home" leg at the same Dominican Republic stadium two days later, with the Dominican Republic winning the second leg and thus the first round by a scoreline of 6–0.

2010 World Cup qualification

During the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Anguilla was drawn against El Salvador in the first round. On 6 February 2008, they lost 12–0 at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador, where striker Rudis Corrales scored five times and Ronald Cerritos three. This time, Anguilla played their "home leg" at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. in the United States on 26 March 2008. In front of 22,670 spectators, Anguilla lost the second leg 4–0, thereby losing to El Salvador by an aggregate score of 16–0.

2014 World Cup qualification

In the first round of the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Anguilla were again drawn to play the Dominican Republic, as they had eight years previously. On 8 July 2011, they lost 2–0 at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, and losing 4–0 in the same Dominican Republic stadium just two days later. This put the Dominican Republic through to the second round with the same 6–0 aggregate scoreline as their previous encounter.

2018 World Cup qualification

In the first round of the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Anguilla were drawn to play Nicaragua. On 23 March 2015, they lost the first leg 5–0 at the Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez in Managua, Nicaragua and, on 29 March 2015, were eliminated at Ronald Webster Park in The Valley in Anguilla with a 3–0 loss, to send Nicaragua through to the second round by a score of 8–0 on aggregate.

2022 World Cup qualification

In the first round of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Anguilla were drawn into group D with Dominica, Barbados, Dominican Republic, and Panama, whom they’d each play once. There first match of the campaign was against Dominican Republic on 27 March 2021, at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. This game would make it the 3rd time the two teams faced in World Cup qualifying games. Anguilla lost 6–0, making this the same as the last two aggregate scores for the teams. On 31 March 2021, they faced Barbados at Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez in Santo Domingo, Anguilla lost to a late 1–0 goal by Emile Saimovici. Then, on 2 June 2021 they lost 3–0 to Dominica at Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez in Santo Domingo. And on 6 July, at Estadio Nacional de Panamá in Panama City, Anguilla suffered a massive 13–0 defeat. They ended of round 1 with 0 points, 0 goals, and 23 goals against.

Overall World Cup qualification record

The pair of shutouts against Nicaragua in March 2015 extended Anguilla's scoreless run in World Cup qualification to eight matches, encompassing three World Cups over an eleven-year period. The goals Anguilla scored in March 2000 against the Bahamas in each leg of their first World Cup qualifying appearance remain their only two goals, with 41 goals conceded, no wins, one draw and nine losses from their ten World Cup qualifying matches to date.[6]

Results and fixtures

Main article: Anguilla national football team results

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2022

28 January 2022 Friendly British Virgin Islands  1–2  Anguilla Bisham, England
  • Wilson (pen.)
Report
  • Smith
  • Carty
Stadium: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
14 February 2022 Friendly Saint Martin  1–2  Anguilla Quartier-d'Orleans, Saint Martin
Report
Report
  • Gayle
  • Austin
Stadium: Stade Thelbert Carti
2 June 2022 Nations League Anguilla  0–0  Dominica The Valley, Anguilla
16:00 UTC−4 Report Stadium: Raymond E. Guishard Stadium
Referee: Tristley Bassue (St. Kitts and Nevis)
5 June 2022 Nations League Dominica  1–1  Anguilla Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
15:00 UTC−4
Report
  • Guishard 57'
Stadium: Warner Park
Referee: Sherwin Johnson (Guyana)
12 June 2022 Nations League Saint Lucia  2–0  Anguilla Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
18:00 UTC−4
Report Stadium: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground
Referee: Kwinsi Williams (Trinidad and Tobago)

2023

24 March 2023 Nations League Anguilla  v  Saint Lucia Anguilla
Report Stadium: TBD

Coaching history

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2022–23 CONCACAF Nations League matches against Dominica and St Lucia to take place in June 2022.[citation needed]

Caps and goals correct on 5 June 2022 after the match against Dominica.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Danniell Bailey (2003-11-23) 23 November 2003 (age 18) 2 0 Anguilla Lymers
21 1GK Kareem Burris (1991-09-13) 13 September 1991 (age 30) 8 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
1 1GK Darius Lantan (1979-02-15) 15 February 1979 (age 43) 4 0 Anguilla Doc's United

17 2DF Steven Austin (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 31) 10 1 Anguilla Doc's United
14 2DF Javille Brooks (1984-09-21) 21 September 1984 (age 37) 14 2 Anguilla Attackers FC
15 2DF Shemari Bryan (2002-02-09) 9 February 2002 (age 20) 5 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
20 2DF Kieron Lake-Bryan (2003-08-01) 1 August 2003 (age 19) 3 0 England Aldershot Town Under 23s
2 2DF Tyrique Lake (1999-01-04) 4 January 1999 (age 23) 9 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
3 2DF Kion Lee (1993-09-02) 2 September 1993 (age 29) 18 1 Anguilla Roaring Lions
4 2DF Luke Paris (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 27) 12 0 England Windsor
5 2DF Tafari Smith (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 22) 19 2 Anguilla Roaring Lions

19 3MF Kayini Brooks-Belle (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 (age 28) 11 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
7 3MF Varian Carty (2003-06-03) 3 June 2003 (age 19) 3 0 United States Huntingdon Hawks
22 3MF Jordan Deans (1995-10-30) 30 October 1995 (age 26) 1 0 Anguilla Salsa Ballers
8 3MF Kian Duncan (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 (age 22) 6 0 England Binfield
6 3MF Germain Hughes (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 25) 18 0 Anguilla Roaring Lions
23 3MF Stewart Murray (1988-01-19) 19 January 1988 (age 34) 3 0 Anguilla Doc's United
16 3MF Jalen Smeins (2002-08-29) 29 August 2002 (age 20) 3 0 Anguilla Diamond

9 4FW Shemaron Carty (1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 35) 3 1 England Thames Valley Raiders FC
13 4FW Jauron Gayle (2004-03-04) 4 March 2004 (age 18) 4 1 Anguilla Salsa Ballers
12 4FW Jonathan Guishard (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 26) 21 1 Anguilla Doc's United
11 4FW Calvin Morgan (1995-05-18) 18 May 1995 (age 27) 11 1 England Chalvey Sports

Player records

As of 5 June 2022[7]
Players in bold are still active with Anguilla.

Competitive record

World Cup record

Year Final Tournament Qualification
Round Pld W D L F A Pos. Pld W D L F A
1930 to 1998 Did not enter Did not enter
2002 Did not qualify First round 2 0 0 2 2 5
2006 First round 2 0 1 1 0 6
2010 First round 2 0 0 2 0 16
2014 First round 2 0 0 2 0 6
2018 First round 2 0 0 2 0 8
2022 First round – 4th 4 0 0 4 0 23
2026 To be determined To be determined
Totals 0/21 14 0 1 13 2 64

Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks; correct as of 5 June 2021 after the match against Panama.

Gold Cup record

Year Final Tournament Qualification
Round Pld W D L F A Pos. Pld W D L F A
1963 to 1989 Did not enter Did not enter
1991 Did not qualify 3rd 2 0 1 1 1 7
1993 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 2
1996 First round 2 0 0 2 2 6
1998 4th 3 0 0 3 1 12
2000 4th 3 0 0 3 1 35
2002 2nd 2 1 0 1 5 4
2003 Did not enter Did not enter
2005 Withdrew Withdrew
2007 Did not qualify 4th 3 0 0 3 5 18
2009 3rd 2 0 0 2 2 6
2011 3rd 3 1 0 2 4 8
2013 4th 3 0 0 3 1 16
2015 4th 3 0 0 3 0 20
2017 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 11
2019 31st 4 0 1 3 1 15
2021 [A]
Totals 0/26 34 2 2 30 23 160

Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks; correct as of 22 March 2019 after the match against the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Notes
  1. ^
    A: Anguilla were unable to qualify for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup after failing to qualify for a place in League A or League B of the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League.

CONCACAF Nations League record

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R Rank
2019−20 C C 4 0 0 4 2 21 Same position 41st
2022–23 C C To be determined
Totals 4 0 0 4 2 21 41st

Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks; correct as of 19 November 2019 after the match against Puerto Rico.

Caribbean Cup record

Year Final Tournament Qualification
Round Pld W D L F A Pos. Pld W D L F A
1989 to 1990 Did not enter Did not enter
1991 Did not qualify 3rd 2 0 1 1 1 7
1992 First round 2 0 0 2 0 8
1993 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 2
1994 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 11
1995 First round 2 0 0 2 2 6
1996 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 12
1997 4th 3 0 0 3 1 12
1998 4th 3 0 0 3 1 35
1999 Withdrew Withdrew
2001 Did not qualify 2nd 2 1 0 1 5 4
2005 Withdrew Withdrew
2007 Did not qualify 4th 3 0 0 3 5 18
2008 3rd 2 0 0 2 2 6
2010 3rd 3 1 0 2 4 8
2012 4th 3 0 0 3 1 16
2014 4th 3 0 0 3 0 20
2017 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 11
Totals 0/19 36 2 1 33 21 176

Head-to-head record

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD WPCT
 Antigua and Barbuda 4 0 0 4 3 22 −19 0.00
 Bahamas 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 0.00
 Barbados 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0.00
 British Virgin Islands 11 4 0 7 13 26 −13 36.36
 Cayman Islands 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0.00
 Cuba 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0.00
 Dominica 4 0 2 2 1 9 −8 0.00
 Dominican Republic 6 0 1 5 0 28 −28 0.00
 El Salvador 2 0 0 2 0 16 −16 0.00
 French Guiana 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 0.00
 Grenada 1 0 0 1 1 14 −13 0.00
 Guadeloupe 1 0 0 1 0 9 −9 0.00
 Guatemala 2 0 0 2 0 15 −15 0.00
 Guyana 2 0 0 2 0 21 −21 0.00
 Martinique 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0.00
 Montserrat 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1 25.00
 Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0.00
 Panama 1 0 0 1 0 13 −13 0.00
 Puerto Rico 4 0 0 4 3 13 −10 0.00
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0.00
 Saint Lucia 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8 0.00
 Saint Martin 9 3 0 6 10 18 −8 33.33
 Sint Maarten 5 0 1 4 1 11 −10 0.00
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0.00
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2 0 25 −25 0.00
 U.S. Virgin Islands 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 0.00
Total 83 8 8 67 48 334 −286 9.64
Source: Results

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 August 2022. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Elo Ratings: Anguilla". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 2 August 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  4. ^ "FIFA Rankings". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Bahamas - List of International Matches".
  6. ^ "Seven in, seven out in CONCACAF — FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
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