Nicaraguan Football Federation

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Nicaraguan Football Federation
CONCACAF
Nicaragua FA logo.svg
Founded1931
FIFA affiliation1950
CONCACAF affiliation1961 [1]
PresidentManuel Salvador Quintanilla Martinez [2]

The Nicaraguan Football Federation (Spanish : Federación Nicaragüense de Fútbol) is the official governing body of football (soccer) in Nicaragua and is in charge of the Nicaragua national football team.

Spanish language Romance language

Spanish or Castilian is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.

Nicaragua Country in Central America

Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Managua is the country's capital and largest city and is also the third-largest city in Central America, behind Tegucigalpa and Guatemala City. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish. Indigenous tribes on the Mosquito Coast speak their own languages and English.

The Nicaragua national football team is controlled by the Nicaraguan Football Federation. Nicaragua achieved its first qualification to a major international competition in 2009, when it qualified for the 2009 Gold Cup as the last entrant from Central America, after a 2–0 win over Guatemala of the fifth place match in the 2009 Nations Cup.

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References

  1. "Ramón Coll, electo Presidente de la Confederación de Futbol de América del Norte, América Central y el Caribe". La Nación (Google News Archive). 23 September 1961.
  2. {{https://www.elnuevodiario.com.ni/deportes/485253-manuel-quintanilla-fenifut-deportes-nicaragua/ |url=http://www.concacaf.com/team/nicaragua |title=Nicaragua |publisher=CONCACAF |access-date=2016-08-29 }}