Guatemala Sports News: The Latest Schedule of Guatemala National Football Team in 2021

Guatemala Sports News

Guatemala Sports News

Guatemala Sports News. In Guatemala, soccer is the most popular sport. The national soccer team in Guatemala competes internationally. Guatemalan players also stand out in national league clubs, especially in the Mexican and Uruguayan clubs.

The latest manager of the Guatemala National Soccer Team is Amarini Villatoro. Amarini Villatoro has been a manager since 2019 until now. He has been successfully reaching 76% of winning for the team. There are 8 matches in total and got 5 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses.

About the Republic of Guatemala

The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America. In the north and west, it is bordered by Mexico, the Caribbean, and Belize to the northeast. In the south, it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, in the southeast, it is bordered by El Salvador. The country has a population of around 17.2 million people which is the most populous country in Central America. The largest city and its capital are known as Guatemala City.

About Guatemala National Football Team

The Guatemala National Football Team is founded in 1919 and has been affiliated with FIFA since 1946. This team is also a member of CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football). Furthermore, this team also represents the Republic of Guatemala in international football competitions. The team is controlled by the National Federation of Football in Guatemala.

The Guatemala National Football Team has competed in three Olympic tournaments, which are in 1968, 1976, and 1988. However, Guatemala had not been in the finals tournament of the World Cup, even though they have made the final round on four occasions.

The best performance of The Guatemala National Football Team was in CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1996. The team also won CONCACAF Championship in 1967 and UNCAF Nations Cup in 2001. Guatemala also won a bronze medal at Pan American Games in 1983 which was held in Caracas, Venezuela.

Guatemala Soccer Team’s Schedule

On January 23rd, 2021, Guatemala won over Puerto Rico with a score of 1-0. On 24 February 2021, the Guatemala soccer team also won with a score of 1-0 over Nicaragua. Both matches take place in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

In March 2021, the Guatemala soccer team has been scheduled for at least four matches. The first match will be Guatemala versus Cuba on Sunday, March 21st, 2021 at 6 P.M. The Second match will be Guatemala versus British Virgin on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 5 A.M.

Guatemala also has another match versus St. Vincent on Friday, June 4th, 2021. Furthermore, there is also another match between Guatemala versus Curacao on Monday, June 8th, 2021. In July 2021, Guatemala also has another match versus Guyana.

2016 Suspension from FIFA

On October 28, 2016,  FIFA suspended the Guatemalan football federation indefinitely. This happened after the international football governing body appointed a monitoring committee to investigate allegations of judi bola corruption.

FIFA said the Guatemalan federation (FEDEFUT) rejected orders from the committee to run FEDEFUT’s business, modernize laws and organize elections. FIFA has also said it will continue to ban Guatemala from international competition until the mandate is extended.