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- Mohammed ‘Mazda’ Abdallah
Known as Sokoor Al-Jediane (Desert Hawks), Sudan has a proud record in the African Cup of Nations, especially during the early years of the competition. They were one of only three countries – the others being Egypt and Ethiopia, to take part in the inaugural competition, back in 1957.
Sudan went on to secure second place finishes in 1959 and 1963, before winning the tournament on home soil in 1970, thanks to a 1-0 win over Ghana in the final.
Currently ranked 113th in the world, Sudan has however never made it as far as the World Cup finals. During the recent 2010 World and African Cup qualifiers, Sudan made it as far as the third round of qualifying stages, but with one game to go, are last in a group that contains Ghana, Mali and Benin, managing only a single point thus far (a 1-1 draw with Mali).
The national team is made up entirely of locally-based players, whose compete in the Sudan Premier League, which was created in 1962. Al Hilal are the traditional giants of the Sudanese game, having won 24 titles.
Al-Merreikh have won 17 championships and are the current title holders, while only three other clubs have ever won the league. Al Hilal have twice finished as runners up in the African Champions League, and this year they finished in fourth position in the competition.
FIFA World Rankings
|Country||Updated 29 Oct|
|Country||Updated 29 Oct|
|Mohammed ‘Mazda’ Abdallah||The Cranes|
|1936||1948||Kamal Shaddad||PO Box 437 Khartoum 11111|
|FIFA World Cup Appearances: None|
|Africa Cup of Nations Appearances: 8 (1957, 1959, 1963, 1970, 1972, 1976, 2008, 2012)|
|Africa Cup of Nations Winners: 1 (1970)|
|Africa Cup of Nations Runners Up: 2 (1959, 1963)|
|2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Round 2)||3||1||1||1||2||4|
|2011 African Nations Championship (CHAN)||6||3||3||0||5||2|
|2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers||6||4||1||1||8||3|
|2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - Africa (Round 2)||6||3||0||3||9||9|
|2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - Africa (Round 3)||6||0||1||5||2||9|
|2008 African Cup of Nations||3||0||0||3||0||9|
|1976 Africa Cup of Nations||3||0||2||1||3||4|
|1972 Africa Cup of Nations||3||0||2||1||4||6|
|1970 Africa Cup of Nations||5||4||0||1||8||3|
|1963 Africa Cup of Nations||3||1||1||1||6||5|
|1959 Africa Cup of Nations||2||1||0||1||2||2|
|2012 Africa Cup of Nations||4||1||1||2||4||7|
|2013 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers (Round 2)||2||1||0||1||5||5|
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