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Most caps  David Solórzano (49)
League  CONCACAF
Captain  Juan Barrera
Top scorer  Emilio Palacios (11)
Manager  Henry Duarte
Head coach  Henry Duarte
Nicaragua national football team Nicaragua and Costa Rica to play friendlies before World Cup qualifiers

Nickname(s)  La Azul y Blanco (The Blue and White) Los Pinoleros Albiazules
Confederation  CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation  UNCAF (Central America)
Home stadium  Nicaragua National Football Stadium
Association  Nicaraguan Football Federation
Arenas/Stadiums  Estadio Cacique Diriangén, Dennis Martínez National Stadium

The Nicaragua national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Nicaragua) is the national team of Nicaragua and 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 CONCACAF Gold Cup after a 2–0 win over Guatemala in the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup.

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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.

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History

Nicaragua travelled 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.

FIFA World Cup record

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The Nicaraguan national football team has never qualified for the World Cup. Their last attempt was for the 2018 World Cup, when they lost 3–4 in the third round to Jamaica.

  • 1930 to 1990 – Did not enter
  • 1994 to 2018 – Did not qualify
  • CONCACAF Championship record

    In 1963 Nicaragua participated in the first CONCACAF Championship which included all countries of the region, North America, Central America and the Caribbean. During 1963 to 1971 only 5 championships were played. Nicaragua achieving only a sixth-place finish in 1967. From 1973 to 1989 no championship was played. The CONCACAF proclaimed champion of the region for the country that achieved the first place in qualifying to the FIFA World Cup. In 1990, CONCACAF again created a tournament as its showpiece event to crown the regional champion of the CONCACAF. The event was named the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with the USA hosting the first competition in 1991. However Nicaragua have only qualified once since the gold cup format started with a group stage finish in 2009.

    Schedule and results

    The following is Nicaragua's schedule and results for the 2016 season.

    Key

      Win   Draw   Loss

    Current squad

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    The following 26 players were selected for the Pre-CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification (CFU–UNCAF play-off) vs Honduras on March 16, 2017.
    Caps and goals updated as of January 22, 2017 after the Copa Centroamericana.

    Recent call-ups

    The following players have been called up to the Nicaragua squad in the past 12 months.

    Records

    Note: Players in bold text are still active with Nicaragua. Last updated: January 22, 2017

    Others

  • Omar Muraco
  • José "Chingolo" Rodríguez
  • Omar Zambrana

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    References

    Nicaragua national football team Wikipedia