Guatemala women's national football team

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Guatemala
Association Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Head coach Benjamín Monterroso
Home stadium Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores
FIFA code GUA
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FIFA ranking
Current 81 Decrease2.svg 1 (27 September 2019) [1]
Highest70 (March 2017)
Lowest121 (March 2008)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1998 )
Best result4th place (1998)

The Guatemala women's national football team is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Costa Rica, having won the 1999 UNCAF championship. [2] [3]

The Costa Rica women's national football team is controlled by the Costa Rican Football Federation. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Guatemala.

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History

Following the creation of the first national women's league in 1997, a Guatemala women's national team was formed and in 1998 it began playing official international matches, the first of which was an 11-0 win against Honduras on 19 July 1998. After two more wins against El Salvador and Haiti, Guatemala advanced to the final qualification tournament to the 1999 Women's World Cup, where they finished fourth.

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In June 1999 the first UNCAF Women's Championship was celebrated in Guatemala City, where after wins against Honduras and Nicaragua and a draw against Costa Rica, the host team won the title by beating the latter 2-0 in the final, in front of 12,000 spectators at the Estadio Mateo Flores. [4] Guatemala captain Magnolia Pérez was the top scorer and best player of the tournament. Guatemala was invited to the 2000 Women's Gold Cup, where they lost all three first round matches against China, Mexico, and Canada.

Guatemala City Capital City in Guatemala, Guatemala

Guatemala City, locally known as Guatemala or Guate, officially Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, is the capital and largest city of Guatemala, and the most populous city in Central America. The city is located in the south-central part of the country, nestled in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita. It is estimated that its population is about 1 million. Guatemala City is also the capital of the Municipality of Guatemala and of the Guatemala Department.

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At the 2001 Central American Games in home soil, Guatemala won their first round group but was then eliminated on penalty kicks in a semi final against Honduras, after which Guatemala beat El Salvador for the bronze medal. [5]

Guatemala entered qualification to the 2004 Olympic Games, where they earned a place in the final qualification tournament after beating Belize and drawing against Panama in the first round in November 2003, but its participation in the competition was halted and the team was replaced by Panama, as FIFA banned Guatemala from all international competitions in January 2004 until February 2004. Between 2004 and 2010, the Guatemala women's team's participation in international competitions was very scarce, with only two competitive matches played, both in 2006 during qualification to the 2006 Women's Gold Cup.

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In 2010 Guatemala won the bronze medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, with a 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses record. [6] Later that year, Guatemala participated at the IV Women's Gold Cup, losing all three of their first round matches, against Costa Rica, the United States, and Haiti.

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Guatemala hosted the 2012 Central American Pre-Olympic tournament, where they narrowly advanced to the final stage, finishing second behind Costa Rica after beating El Salvador 2-1. [7] At the final qualification tournament in Vancouver, Guatemala lost to Mexico and the United States and beat the Dominican Republic, finishing third in their group and eliminated from the 2012 Olympic Tournament.

Players

Current squad

The following players were called-up for the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship qualification. [8]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsClub
1 GK Noemy Franco (1994-08-27) 27 August 1994 (age 25) Flag of the United States.svg Johnson & Wales University–North Miami Wildcats

2 DF Gloria Aguilar (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 29) Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut Rosal
2 DF Luisa León (1995-05-05) 5 May 1995 (age 24) Flag of Guatemala.svg Pares
2 DF Kellin Mayen (1999-07-26) 26 July 1999 (age 20) Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut Rosal
2 DF Didra Martínez Flag of Guatemala.svg Deportivo Xela

3 MF Marilyn Rivera (1992-02-19) 19 February 1992 (age 27) Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut Rosal

4 FW Kimberly Albeño (1993-06-08) 8 June 1993 (age 26) Flag of Germany.svg 1. FFV Erfurt
4 FW Vivian Herrera (1996-05-06) 6 May 1996 (age 23) Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut Rosal
4 FW Alma Méndez (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 22) Flag of Guatemala.svg Deportivo Xela
4 FW Ana Martínez (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 29) Flag of Spain.svg Madrid CFF
4 FW María Monterroso (1993-11-30) 30 November 1993 (age 25) Flag of Spain.svg Extremadura
4 FW Aisha Solórzano (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 21) Flag of the United States.svg Southeastern Fire

Génesis Juárez Flag of Guatemala.svg Muni Guate
Britnhey Gutiérrez Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut Rosal
Silvia Urías Flag of Guatemala.svg Deportivo Amatitlán
Beberlin Claras Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut Rosal
Bárbara Ramírez Flag of Guatemala.svg Unifut Rosal
Cindy García Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones
María Dávila Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones
Yoselín Morataya Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones
Ana Pérez Flag of Guatemala.svg Aurora

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify-------
Total0/8-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup record

Women's Gold Cup
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of Haiti.svg 1991 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 1993 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1994 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1998 Fourth Place52031016-6
Flag of the United States.svg 2000 Group Stage3003033-33
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of the United States.svg 2002 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2006 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Mexico.svg 2010 Group Stage3003011-11
Flag of the United States.svg 2014 Group Stage300318-7
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 Did Not Qualify-------
Total4/101420121168-57
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

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