Football in Equatorial Guinea

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Football in Equatorial Guinea
CountryEquatorial Guinea
Governing bodyEquatoguinean Football Federation
National team(s)men's national team
Club competitions
International competitions

Association football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Equatorial Guinea. It was during the Spanish colonialism that football arrived to Equatorial Guinea.[1][2] Football is now a very popular sport in the country.[3] Recently the national team has made a few surprising results.[4][5] In the qualification for the FIFA World Cup in 2006 Togo (who later qualified for the World Cup) was beaten 1-0, and in the qualification for the African Cup of Nations they beat Cameroon 1-0.

Equatorial Guinea co-hosted the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with Gabon, and was the host of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

League system[edit]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Equatoguinean Premier League
20 clubs divided in 2 series of 10

2

Segunda División de Guine Equatorial
16 clubs + 1 Reserve team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Card: Why Is Spain's National Football Team Playing Friendly In Corrupt, Impoverished Equatorial Guinea?". Ibtimes.com. 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  2. ^ Jonathan Wilson (2012-01-22). "Cup hosts Equatorial Guinea bank on the wealth of Nations - International - Football". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  3. ^ Phil Minshull (2007-05-29). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Equatorial Guinea import success". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  4. ^ "Equatorial Guinea: How Africa's 41st best footballing nation came to host the ACoN - Africa Cup of Nations 2012". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  5. ^ "Equatorial Guinea: Naturalisation at a new level". Espn Fc. Retrieved 2013-08-15.