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Dominica
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationDominica Football Association
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationCFU (Caribbean)
Head coachRajesh Latchoo
CaptainGlenson Prince
Most capsGlenson Prince (64)
Top scorerJulian Wade (20)
Home stadiumWindsor Park
FIFA codeDMA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 185 Decrease 1 (23 June 2022)[1]
Highest128 (November 2010, February 2011)
Lowest198 (July 2009)
First international
 Dominica 1–0 Martinique 
(Dominica; 1932)[2]
Biggest win
 Dominica 10–0 British Virgin Islands 
(San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic; October 15, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 10–0 Dominica 
(San Antonio, United States; June 19, 2004)

The Dominica national football team is the national team of Dominica and is controlled by the Dominica Football Association. They are a member of CONCACAF.

Dominica has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

History

Beginnings

Dominica played its first international match in 1932, against Martinique, a match that ended in a 1–0 victory. In the 1940s they participated in the 1948 Coupe des Caraibes, losing in the preliminaries against Martinique 5–0 but qualified due to Trinidad and Tobago's withdrawal.[4] In the competition proper, Dominica again faced Martinique, losing 6–0 and being eliminated.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Dominica played in several editions of the Windward Islands Tournament, winning the competition in 1971 with two 3–0 victories over Saint Vincent and Grenada, and a 2–2 draw against Saint Lucia. In the 1980s, Dominica regularly participated in the qualifying rounds of the CFU Championship, although they were unable to make it into the tournament proper.

1990s

After the creation of the Caribbean Cup in 1989, Dominica was only able to qualify for the group stage in the 1994 edition. They could not get past the first phase, after losing to the hosts Trinidad and Tobago 5–0 and Guadeloupe 4–0. They were only able to draw 1–1 with Barbados. They next qualified for the 1998 Caribbean Cup, being eliminated again in the first round, this time with three defeats against Martinique 5–1, Antigua and Barbuda 2–1 and Trinidad and Tobago 8–0. Dominica has not managed to return to the final phase of the Caribbean Cup since.

Dominica participated in World Cup qualification for the first time in the 1998 qualifiers beating Antigua and Barbuda in the first round (3–3 in Roseau and 1–3 in St. John's) before losing in the second phase to Barbados (1–0 in both Roseau and Bridgetown).

2000–present

In the 2002 qualifiers, the Pericos succumbed to Haiti 7–1 on aggregate, and in the 2006 qualifiers, after beating the Bahamas with an aggregate result of 4–2, the Dominicans faced the Mexican team that crushed them 10–0 in the first leg, then 8–0 at Aguascalientes. The decade would end with an elimination at the hands of Barbados, just like in 1996, this time as part of the 2010 qualifiers (1–1 in Roseau and 0–1 in Bridgetown).

On 15 October 2010, Dominica achieved the greatest victory in its history, beating the British Virgin Islands 10–0, with 5 goals from striker Kurlson Benjamin - in the first qualifying round of the 2010 Caribbean Cup. The following year, in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Dominica was drawn against Panama and Nicaragua. They lost all four of their games, failing to score a goal and conceding 11. They were eliminated from 2018 World Cup qualification by Canada, who beat them 6–0 over two legs.

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

Main article: Dominica 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

12 May Friendly Dominica  2–1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Roseau, Dominica
15:00 UTC−4
  • Thomas 14'
  • Longdon 87'
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
15 May Friendly Dominica  3–1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Roseau, Dominica
15:00 UTC−4
Report
  • Thomas 45+1'
Stadium: Windsor Park
2 June 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 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)
9 June Nations League Dominica  0–1  Saint Lucia Roseau, Dominica
15:00 UTC−4 Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)

2023

27 March Nations League Saint Lucia  v  Dominica Saint Lucia
Report Stadium: TBD

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Anguilla and Barbados on 2 and 9 June 2021.[6]

Caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2021, after the match against Panama.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Donte Newton (1999-02-17) 17 February 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Unknown
1GK Raleighson Pascal (1990-07-31) 31 July 1990 (age 31) 0 0 Unknown
1GK Glenson Prince (1987-09-17) 17 September 1987 (age 34) 64 0 Dominica Dublanc

2DF Euclid Bertrand (1974-07-23) 23 July 1974 (age 48) 31 0 Dominica Dublanc
2DF Malcolm Joseph (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 28) 43 1 Dominica Portsmouth Bombers
2DF Sidney Lockhart (1996-03-08) 8 March 1996 (age 26) 26 0 Trinidad and Tobago Morvant Caledonia United
2DF Kassim Peltier (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 23) 3 0 Dominica Harlem United
2DF Ajaya Royer (1997-09-04) 4 September 1997 (age 24) 8 0 Dominica Dublanc
2DF Erskim Williams (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 27) 16 0 Dominica Portsmouth Bombers

3MF Chad Bertrand (1986-12-19) 19 December 1986 (age 35) 47 4 Guadeloupe Solidarité-Scolaire
3MF Fitz Jolly (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 23) 2 0 Dominica Bath Estate
3MF Briel Thomas (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 27) 38 3 Trinidad and Tobago W Connection
3MF Triston Sandy (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 (age 21) 1 0 Dominica Portsmouth Bombers
3MF Kelrick Walter (1989-11-06) 6 November 1989 (age 32) 23 3 Dominica Bath Estate

4FW Reon Cuffy (1999-01-17) 17 January 1999 (age 23) 3 0 Dominica East Central
4FW Javid George (1998-06-14) 14 June 1998 (age 24) 14 0 Dominica Sagicor South East United
4FW Travist Joseph (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 28) 23 2 Dominica Dublanc
4FW Audel Laville (2002-09-14) 14 September 2002 (age 19) 7 2 Dominica Harlem United
4FW Darryl Longdon (2000-11-08) 8 November 2000 (age 21) 2 0 United States FC Tucson
4FW Julian Wade (1990-07-12) 12 July 1990 (age 32) 43 20 Scotland Formartine United

Recent Call-ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up




INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Records

As of 28 March 2021
Players in bold are still active with Dominica.

Competition records

FIFA World Cup

Canada vs. Dominica 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada on 16 June 2015
Canada vs. Dominica 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada on 16 June 2015
FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Part of  United Kingdom Part of  United Kingdom
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
United States 1994
France 1998 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 6 6
South Korea Japan 2002 2 0 0 2 1 7
Germany 2006 4 1 1 2 4 20
South Africa 2010 2 0 1 1 1 2
Brazil 2014 4 0 0 4 0 11
Russia 2018 4 1 1 2 3 8
Qatar 2022 4 1 1 2 5 4
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined Qualification yet to start
Total 0/22 24 4 5 15 20 58

CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
El Salvador 1963 Did not enter Did not enter
Guatemala 1965
Honduras 1967
Costa Rica 1969
Trinidad and Tobago 1971
Haiti 1973
Mexico 1977
Honduras 1981
1985
1989
United States 1991
United StatesMexico 1993 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 5 8
United States 1996 2 0 1 1 0 1
United States 1998 5 3 0 2 13 10
United States 2000 6 2 1 3 9 18
United States 2002 3 0 0 3 3 8
United StatesMexico 2003 Withdrew Withdrew
United States 2005 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 1 16
United States 2007 3 0 1 2 0 5
United States 2009 2 0 0 2 1 6
United States 2011 5 2 1 2 13 9
United States 2013 3 1 0 2 4 5
United StatesCanada 2015 3 0 1 2 1 7
United States 2017 4 1 0 3 9 10
United StatesCosta RicaJamaica 2019 4 2 1 1 6 5
United States 2021 6 1 0 5 3 14
Total 0 titles 0/26 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 12 6 34 68 122

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R Rank
United States 2019−20 B D 6 1 0 5 3 14 Fall 27th
2022–23 C C To be determined
Total 6 1 0 5 3 14 27th

Caribbean Cup

Caribbean Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Barbados 1989 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1990
Jamaica 1991 Did not enter
Trinidad and Tobago 1992 Did not qualify
Jamaica 1993
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 11
Cayman Islands Jamaica 1995 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 1996
Antigua and Barbuda Saint Kitts and Nevis 1997
Trinidad and Tobago Jamaica 1998 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 15
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Did not qualify
Trinidad and Tobago 2001
Barbados 2005
Trinidad and Tobago 2007
Jamaica 2008
Martinique 2010
Antigua and Barbuda 2012
Jamaica 2014
Martinique 2017
Total Group stage 6 0 1 5 3 26

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 23 June 2022. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "Dominica – List of International matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  4. ^ Veroeveren, Piet. "Coupe des Caraibes 1948". RSSSF.
  5. ^ Hector was reported to have been killed in a traffic accident on 19 April 2013. No new coach has yet been appointed.Dominica football coach, player die in crash | Boston Herald
  6. ^ "Senior Men's National Team". Dominica Football Association. Retrieved 1 June 2021.