Mauritius Football

Mauritius football
Mauritius football

Mauritius Football is a very important sport for Mauritian. Mauritius has different football groups formed locally. There are matches organized all around the island and with other islands of the Indian Ocean.

There has been since 1952 the Mauritius Football Association which has been founded to govern the football teams of Mauritius Island.

The Mauritius Football Association known as MFA for Mauritius is associated since 1962 to the FIFA and since 1963 to the CAF.

When the association was first created, it was known as Mauritius Sports Association and it was only since 1984 that it got its actual name.

The founders of the association are Saint Joseph College, FC Dodo, Flacq SC, Royal College of Curepipe, CSC and Hounds.

The National Team and the National Football League is organized by the Mauritius Football Association.

The president of the Mauritius Football Association is Dinanathlall and the coach is Rajesh Gunesh.

 

The national team of Mauritius is known as Club M, Les Dodos having for home stadium the Stade George V in Forest Side Curepipe.

The first international competitive  football game for the Mauritius Football was in 1947 against Reunion Island. Mauritius won 2-1. Mauritius Football group played for the next twenty years only against Madagascar and Reunion, Mauritius won ten times during that period they played.

During the Indian Ocean Games Triangulaire and won in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957 and were in in the Indian Ocean Games Winner in 1985 and 2003.

From 1930 to 1970 Mauritius Football didn’t enter the World Cup, in 1974 they didn’t qualify 1978 to 1982 they didn’t enter, in 1986 they didn’t qualify, 1990 they were rejected as they had debts to FIFA, in 1994 they din’t enter, in 1998 to 2010 didn’t qualify and in 2014 withdrew.

The team has until now never been qualified for the World Cup Finals.
The Mauritius national team is ranked at 161 in FIFA and its code for FIFA is MRI. The highest ranking in the FIFA was 116 in august 2000 and the lowest ranking was in November 2007 at place 161.

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