Lebanon
Nickname(s)رجال الأرز
(The Cedars)
AssociationLebanon Football Association
(الاتحاد اللبناني لكرة القدم)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
WAFF (West Asia)
Head coachRabih Abou Chaaya[1]
CaptainHussein Hamadani
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeLBN
FIFA ranking40 Increase 1 (12 May 2020)[2]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Iran 15–2 Lebanon 
(Tehran, Iran, 27 July 2003)
Biggest win
 Lebanon 16–2 Yemen 
(Port Said, Egypt, 24 December 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Iran 15–2 Lebanon 
(Tehran, Iran, 27 July 2003)
AFC Futsal Asian Cup
Appearances11 (First in 2003)
Best resultQuarter-finals (7 times)
WAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances2 (First in 2007)
Best resultRunners-up (2007)

The Lebanon national futsal team (Arabic: منتخب لبنان لكرة الصالات; French: Équipe du Liban de futsal) represents Lebanon in international futsal competitions. Nicknamed "the Cedars", the team is controlled by the Lebanese Football Association (LFA).

Lebanon has yet to participate in the FIFA Futsal World Cup; their closest attempt came in 2021, when they lost to Vietnam in the play-offs on the away goals rule.[3] Lebanon are regulars at the AFC Futsal Asian Cup, reaching the quarter-finals on seven occasions. The team also competes in the WAFF Futsal Championship, where they came second in the first edition, and the Arab Futsal Championship, coming in third place twice.

Competitive record

FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA Futsal World Cup record Qualification record
Host nation(s)
and year
Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter Did not enter
Hong Kong 1992
Spain 1996
Guatemala 2000
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify The 2004 AFC Futsal Championship served as the qualifying tournament
Brazil 2008 The 2008 AFC Futsal Championship served as the qualifying tournament
Thailand 2012 The 2012 AFC Futsal Championship served as the qualifying tournament
Colombia 2016 The 2016 AFC Futsal Championship served as the qualifying tournament
Lithuania 2021 Play-off defeat 2 0 2 0 1 1
2024 To be determined The 2024 AFC Futsal Asian Cup will serve as the qualifying tournament
Total 0/9 Total 2 0 2 0 1 1

AMF Futsal World Cup

AMF Futsal World Cup record Qualification record
Host nation(s)
and year
Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
Brazil 1982 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1985
Australia 1988
Italy 1991
Argentina 1994
Mexico 1997
Bolivia 2000
Paraguay 2003
Argentina 2007
Colombia 2011
Belarus 2015
Argentina 2019
Total 0/12 Total

AFC Futsal Asian Cup

AFC Futsal Asian Cup record Qualification record
Host nation(s)
and year
Round Pld W D L GF GA Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 1999 Did not enter Did not enter
Thailand 2000
Iran 2001
Indonesia 2002
Iran 2003 Group stage 3 1 0 2 8 23 Qualified as invitees
Macau 2004 Quarter-finals 5 2 1 2 22 17
Vietnam 2005 Round 2 (Plate) 8 6 0 2 51 25
Uzbekistan 2006 Group stage 3 0 1 2 12 18 Qualified as top 11 team at the previous tournament
Japan 2007 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 19 15 1st of 4 3 2 1 0 23 4
Thailand 2008 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 13 23 Qualified as top 11 team at the previous tournament
Uzbekistan 2010 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 12 16 1st of 3, 1st of 4 4 3 1 0 16 8
United Arab Emirates 2012 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 10 11 2nd of 4, 3rd of 4 5 3 0 2 15 8
Vietnam 2014 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 14 19 1st of 5 4 3 1 0 13 9
Uzbekistan 2016 Group stage 3 0 2 1 7 9 1st of 4 3 3 0 0 16 6
Chinese Taipei 2018 Quarter-finals 4 2 2 0 11 7 1st of 3 2 2 0 0 6 2
Turkmenistan 2020 Cancelled 1st of 4 3 3 0 0 20 4
Kuwait 2022 Qualified 1st of 4 3 2 1 0 11 7
Total 12/16 46 19 8 19 179 183 Total 27 21 4 2 120 48

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
Host nation(s)
and year
Round Pld W D L GF GA
Thailand 2005 Did not enter
Macau 2007 Quarter-finals 5 3 1 1 16 17
Vietnam 2009 Did not enter
South Korea 2013 Quarter-finals 3 1 1 1 14 11
Turkmenistan 2017 Group stage 2 0 0 2 4 10
Thailand 2021 To be determined
Total 3/5 10 4 2 4 34 38

WAFF Futsal Championship

WAFF Futsal Championship record
Host nation(s)
and year
Round Pld W D L GF GA
Iran 2007 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 12 9
Jordan 2009 Third place 4 2 0 2 11 8
Iran 2012 Did not enter
Kuwait 2022 Semi-finals 4 1 2 1 9 11
Total 3/4 11 5 2 4 32 28

Arab Futsal Cup

Arab Futsal Cup record
Host nation(s)
and year
Round Pld W D L GF GA
Egypt 1998 Did not enter
Egypt 2005 Third place 4 2 0 2 24 27
Libya 2007 Third place 5 2 0 3 24 21
Egypt 2008 Fourth place 6 3 0 3 33 20
Egypt 2021 Did not enter
Saudi Arabia 2022
Total 3/6 15 7 0 8 81 68

Mediterranean Futsal Cup

Mediterranean Futsal Cup record
Host nation(s)
and year
Round Pld W D L GF GA
Libya 2010 Sixth place 5 2 1 2 20 13
Total 1/1 5 2 1 2 20 13

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2022 WAFF Futsal Championship.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Hussein Hamadani
2 1GK Karim Joueidi
3 1GK Victor Gerges
4 FP Mouhammad Hammoud
5 FP Issa Mehrez
6 FP Hussein Hamieh
7 FP Hassan Zeitoun
8 FP John Jabbour
9 FP Mustafa Rhyem
10 FP Ahmad Kheir El Dine
11 FP Majd Hamouch
12 FP Georgio El Khoury
13 FP Hassan Alame
14 FP Ali Hachem

Previous squads

References

  1. ^ تعيين ربيع أبو شعيا مدرّباً لمنتخب الصالات [Appointment of Rabih Abou Chaaya as coach of the futsal team]. Al Binaa (in Arabic). 18 January 2022. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  2. ^ Rankings change compared to the previous year's December ranking. "Futsal World Ranking"
  3. ^ "Asian Playoff – 2nd Leg: Draw enough for Vietnam to deny Lebanon Finals ticket". Asian Football Confederation. 26 May 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  4. ^ West Asian Football Federation [@waffootball] (7 June 2022). "تشكيلة منتخبا لبنان و الإمارات" (Tweet) – via Twitter.