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Sport in Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is another West African country that has the name of its capital, Bissau, added to the name of the country to distance itself from the French Guinea of Guinea-Conarky.

Football is the biggest sport in Guinea-Bissau just like most African countries. The Guinea-Bissau national football team first entered the FIFA World Cup qualifications in 1998 through a two game match with Guinea-Conarky. The first match was held in Estádio Nacional 24 de Setembro in Bissau which they won and the second leg was held in Strade du 28 Septembre in Guinea-Conarky which they lost.

Football is not only popular among the men, their women's national football team has played in two FIFA-regulated matches in 2006. Although football for women in Africa encounters various problems, Guinea-Bissau has managed it with the help of FIFA.

Athletics is also a popular sport in Guinea-Bissau, especially track and field. Holder da Silva is one of the most recognizable names in Guinea-Bissau's track and field scene. Guinea-Bissau has been part of the Summer Olympic Games since 1996 and like most African nations is yet to send athletes to the Winter Olympic Games. As of the 2012 London Summer Games, Guinea-Bissau is yet to receive its first Olympic medal.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Guinea Bissau. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau Sporting Success

Great athletes from Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau Sports trivia

Guinea Bissau at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Guinea Bissau

Upcoming sporting events in Guinea Bissau

Annual sporting events held in Guinea Bissau

Sporting Facilities in Guinea Bissau

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