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The national football team of Togomarker, nicknamed Les Eperviers (The Sparrow Hawks), is controlled by the Fédération Togolaise de Football.

They made their first FIFA World Cup appearance in their history in 2006, having been coached throughout the qualifying campaign by Stephen Keshi; German coach Otto Pfister managed the team at the finals, despite having resigned three days before their first match over a players' bonuses dispute, only to be persuaded by the players to return. Although Togo have qualified for the World Cup, they have never advanced past the first stage of the African Nations Cup. Prior to gaining independence in 1960, the team were known as French Togoland.

World Cup record

World Cup
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1970 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1974 to 1982 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1986 to 1990 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1994 to 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2006 Round 1 30 3 0 0 3 1 6
2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 1/19 3 0 0 3 1 6

African Nations Cup record

African Cup of Nations
Appearances: 6
Year Position Year Position Year Position
1957 Did not enter 1976 Did not qualify 1994 Withdrew during qualifying
1959 Did not enter 1978 Did not qualify 1996 Did not qualify
1962 Did not enter 1980 Did not qualify 1998 Round 1
1963 Did not enter 1982 Did not qualify 2000 Round 1
1965 Did not enter 1984 Round 1 2002 Round 1
1968 Did not qualify 1986 Did not qualify 2004 Did not qualify
1970 Did not qualify 1988 Did not qualify 2006 Round 1
1972 Round 1 1990 Withdrew 2008 Did not qualify
1974 Withdrew 1992 Did not qualify 2010 Qualified

World Cup 2006

Current squad

The following players are called for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Gabon on 14 November 2009.

1: This players has declined to his called.2: This player suffered a car accident and he couldn't appear it.

Recent Call ups

Togo Managers

2006 World Cup Information

Members of the Togolese national football team before a warm-up match in Biberach/Riss a few days before the World Cup
Togo lost their opening game of the World Cup, despite having taken the lead against South Korea through a goal by Mohamed Kader. In the second half, Jean-Paul Abalo was sent off after 55 minutes, and goals from Lee Chun-Soo and Ahn Jung-Hwan sealed a 2–1 defeat for Togo.

Togo's next opponents in Group G were Switzerland, with the match scheduled for the afternoon of 19 June. However, the Togo squad and manager Pfitser threatened to refuse to fulfil the fixture and take strike action. The squad and manager had been quoted as requesting payments from the Fédération Togolaise de Football for participating in the tournament of around 155,000 (US$192,000) with added bonuses for victories or draws. FIFAmarker personally negotiated with the squad and manager on 17 June, persuading them to travel to Dortmundmarker in time to fulfil the fixture[90742]; goals from Alexander Frei and Tranquillo Barnetta resulted in a 2–0 defeat. FIFA subsequently imposed a CHF100,000 fine on the Togolese federation for "behaviour unworthy of a participant in the World Cup." [90743]

Togo's final group game against France ended in 2–0 defeat. Togo left the tournament with no points gained.

Sierra Leone air disaster

After a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier away to Sierra Leone on 3 June 2007, 20 members of a delegation of sports officials from Togomarker, including Togolese Sports Minister Richard Attipoe, were killed when their helicopter exploded and crashed at Lungi International Airportmarker. No players of the Togo national team were among the victims. The Togo players and officials of the team had been waiting to take the next helicopter flight to the island on which the airport is located.

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