|Nickname(s)||La Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White)|
Los Pinoleros (The Pinoleros)
|Association||Federación Nicaragüense de Fútbol|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Sub-confederation||UNCAF (Central America)|
|Head coach||Marco Antonio Figueroa|
|Most caps||Josué Quijano (79)|
|Top scorer||Juan Barrera (23)|
|Home stadium||Estadio Nacional de Fútbol|
|Current||144 (31 March 2022)|
|Highest||92 (December 2015)|
|Lowest||193 (May 2001)|
| El Salvador 9–0 Nicaragua |
(San Salvador, El Salvador; 1 May 1929)
| Turks and Caicos Islands 0–7 Nicaragua |
(San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic; 27 March 2021)
| Honduras 10–0 Nicaragua |
(San José, Costa Rica; 13 March 1946)
Curaçao 11–1 Nicaragua
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 2 March 1950)
|Appearances||5 (first in 1963 )|
|Best result||Sixth place (1967)|
The Nicaragua national football team (Spanish : Selección de fútbol de Nicaragua) represents Nicaragua in men's international football and is controlled by the Nicaraguan Football Federation. Nicaragua achieved its first qualification to a major international competition in 2009, as they qualified for the 2009 Gold Cup as the last entrant from Central America, after a 2–0 win over Guatemala in the fifth place match in the 2009 Nations Cup. However, the team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.
Due to American influence throughout the country's history, baseball has more of a following as both a pursuit and spectator event in Nicaragua than football.
Nicaragua traveled to El Salvador for their first ever international, losing 9–0 to the hosts on 1 May 1929. They did not play another match for over twelve years, until the qualifying group for the 1941 CCCF Championship in Costa Rica. They lost all 4 games: 7–2 to the hosts Costa Rica on 10 May, 8–0 to El Salvador on 13 May, 9–1 to the Netherlands Antilles on 15 May and 5–2 to Panama on 18 May. Therefore, Nicaragua finished bottom of the group and did not make the final group.
After qualifying for the 2019 Gold Cup on the back of finishing ninth in Nations League qualifying, they would go on to finish bottom of the group with losses to Costa Rica, Haiti and Bermuda.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Loss
|8 September Friendly||Guatemala||2–2||Nicaragua||Antigua, Guatemala|
|15:00 (UTC−6)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Pensativo |
Referee: Armando Reyna (Guatemala)
|10 November Friendly||Nicaragua||0–3||Cuba||Managua, Nicaragua|
|19:00 (UTC−6)||Report||Stadium: Nicaragua National Football Stadium |
Referee: Nitzar Sandoval (Nicaragua)
|29 January Friendly||Nicaragua||4–0||Belize||Managua, Nicaragua|
|19:00 (UTC−6)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Fútbol |
Referee: Ricardo Mendoza (Nicaragua)
|1 February Friendly||Nicaragua||1–1||Belize||Managua, Nicaragua|
|19:00 (UTC−6)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Fútbol |
Referee: Félix Mojica (Nicaragua)
|27 March Unoffical friendly||Atlético San Luis||2–2||Nicaragua||San Luis Potosí, Mexico|
|Stadium: Estadio Alfonso Lastras|
|3 June 2022–23 Nations League||Nicaragua||2–1||Trinidad and Tobago||Managua, Nicaragua|
|20:00 UTC−6||Report||Reyes 46' (o.g.)||Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Fútbol |
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
|6 June 2022–23 Nations League||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2–2||Nicaragua||Arnos Vale, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|15:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: Arnos Vale Stadium |
Referee: Benjamin Whitty (Cayman Islands)
|10 June 2022–23 Nations League||Bahamas||0–2||Nicaragua||Nassau, Bahamas|
|17:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: Thomas Robinson Stadium |
Referee: Joseph Dickerson (United States)
|Head coach||Marco Antonio Figueroa|
|Technical director||Roger Rodriguez|
|Assistant coach||Tyron Acevedo|
|Goalkeeping coach||Carlos Mendieta|
|Physical coordinator||Jaime Ruiz|
|Doctor||Dr. Cupertino Borrell|
|Team coordinator||Cesar Castro Trinidad|
|Team coordinator||Nestor Diaz|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Douglas Forvis||17 May 1992||6||0||Santos de Guápiles|
|GK||Denver Fox||22 November 1997||1||0||Real Estelí|
|GK||Alyer Lopez||16 May 1999||1||0||Managua|
|DF||Óscar Acevedo||18 March 1997||4||0||Real Estelí|
|DF||Marvin Fletes||12 November 1997||11||1||Real Estelí|
|DF||Francisco Flores||2 April 1988||22||0||Jicaral|
|DF||Cristian Gutiérrez||6 January 1993||17||1||Real Estelí|
|DF||Melvin Hernández||26 April 1994||5||0||UNAN Managua|
|DF||Henry Niño||3 October 1997||15||1||Walter Ferretti|
|DF||Josué Quijano||10 March 1991||79||2||Real Estelí|
|DF||Christian Reyes||2 November 1995||8||0||Pérez Zeledón|
|MF||Junior Arteaga||9 December 1999||2||0||Juventus|
|MF||Matias Belli Moldskred||12 August 1997||9||4||Mjøndalen|
|MF||Byron Bonilla||30 August 1993||24||5||Cartaginés|
|MF||Jason Coronel||6 October 1993||12||0||Diriangén|
|MF||Henry García||3 August 1991||18||0||Real Estelí|
|MF||Brayan López||3 June 1990||5||0||Santos de Guápiles|
|MF||Jonathan Moncado||3 January 1998||6||0||Walter Ferretti|
|MF||Richard Rodríguez||13 July 1992||19||1||Real Estelí|
|FW||Juan Barrera||2 May 1989||72||23||Free agent|
|FW||Bancy Hernández||27 June 2000||3||0||Walter Ferretti|
|FW||Jaime Moreno||30 March 1995||24||7||Diriangén|
|FW||Ariagner Smith||13 December 1998||10||4||Panevėžys|
The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Denis Espinoza||25 August 1983||39||1||Walter Ferretti||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|DF||Erick Téllez||28 January 1989||26||0||Diriangén||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|DF||Jason Ingram||20 August 1997||8||0||Santos de Guápiles||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|DF||René Huete||5 June 1995||4||0||Diriangén||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|DF||Jason Castellón||24 January 1992||2||0||Walter Ferretti||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|MF||Marlon López||2 November 1992||40||0||Real Estelí||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|MF||Harold Medina||30 January 2002||3||0||Real Estelí||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|MF||Pablo Gállego||1 October 1993||1||1||Pierikos||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|MF||Kevin Serapio||9 April 1996||17||0||Managua||v. Cuba , 13 November 2021|
|MF||Agenor Báez||18 December 1997||1||0||Managua||v. Cuba , 13 November 2021|
|MF||Nahúm Peralta||21 October 1994||2||0||Managua||v. Guatemala , 8 September 2021|
|FW||Brandon Ayerdis||11 September 1999||18||1||Real Estelí||v. Belize , 1 February 2022|
|FW||Ricardo Mendieta||18 January 1995||6||1||Real Madriz||v. Cuba , 13 November 2021|
|FW||Dshon Forbes||9 July 1997||3||1||Walter Ferretti||v. Cuba , 13 November 2021|
|FW||Adrian Chavarría||31 August 1997||0||0||Juventus Managua||v. Cuba , 13 November 2021|
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
|8||Matias Belli Moldskred||4||9||0.44||2021–present|
The Nicaragua national football team has never qualified for the World Cup. Their latest attempt was for the 2022 World Cup, when the side failed to advance from the first round.
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930||Not a FIFA member||Not a FIFA member|
|1950||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1994||Did not qualify||2||0||0||2||1||10|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
|CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record|
|1965||Did not qualify|
|1969||Did not enter|
|1971||Did not qualify|
|1977||Did not enter|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|2011||Did not qualify|
|2021||Did not qualify|
|CONCACAF Nations League record|
|2022–23||B||C||To be determined|
|Copa Centroamericana record|
|CCCF Championship record|
|1948||Did not enter|
|1955||Did not enter|
|Pan American Games record|
|1951||Did not enter|
|1979||Did not enter|
|1995||Did not qualify|
|Central American and Caribbean Games record|
|1930||Did not qualify|
|1954||Did not qualify|
|1986||Did not qualify|
|2006||Did not qualify|
|Central American Games record|
As of 13 June 2022 after the match against Bahamas .
Positive Record Neutral Record Negative Record
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||2||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||6||1||3||2||8||10||−2|
|Trinidad and Tobago||6||2||1||3||6||11||−5|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||1||1||0||0||7||0||+7|
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The Costa Rica national football team represents Costa Rica in men's international football. The national team is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL), the governing body for football in Costa Rica. It has been a member of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) since 1927, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) since 1961, and a member of the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) since 1990.
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The Haiti national football team represents Haiti in international football. Haiti is administered by the Fédération Haïtienne de Football (FHF), the governing body for football in Haiti. They have been a member of FIFA since 1934, a member of CONCACAF since 1961 and a member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) since 1978. Haiti's home ground is Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince and the team's manager is Jean-Jacques Pierre.
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The Belize national football team represents Belize in international football and is controlled by the Football Federation of Belize, a member of the Central American Football Union of CONCACAF.
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The Bahamas national football team is controlled by the Bahamas Football Association; it was founded in 1967 and joined FIFA in 1968. Bahamas has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. In 2011, they withdrew from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after playing in the first round.
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