The Sudan national football team is controlled by the Sudan Football Association, the governing body for football in Sudan. Sudan were one of the only three teams to participate in the inaugural Africa Cup of Nations in 1957, the other two being Egypt and Ethiopia.
They won the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations as hosts. After beating Ethiopia 3–0, and a 1–0 defeat to Côte d'Ivoire, they secured a place in the semi-final by beating Cameroon 2–1. They overcame Egypt 2–1 after extra time in the semi-final, and won 1–0 against Ghana in the final to become African Champions.
Sudan is one of the oldest teams in Africa and has a rich history in the past 50s to 70s. They went as high as 74 in the FIFA rankings. Sudan qualified for the African Cup Of Nations 2012 in which they are the only team from East Africa.
There are also national, regional and local cup competitions. The Sudan Football Association celebrated on of the most notable success in 1991 by qualifying for the final competition of the FIFA U-17 World Youth Championship in Italy, where the nation's talented youngsters finished in 10th position.
(FIFA.com & Wikipedia.com)
* Sudan entered two teams into the tournament.
- Season 2012/2013
- Season 2011/2012
- CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2012
- CAF African Nations Championship 2011
Sokoor Al-Jediane (Falcons of Jediane) or Nile Crocodiles
FIFA World Cup Appearances
Africa Cup of Nations Appearances
Current : 101 (as of December 2012)
Highest : 74 (December 1996)
Lowest : 137 (April 2000)
Average : 108
Haitham Mustafa (120)
Haitham Tambal (26)