Lebanese national football team

The Lebanese national football team (Arabic: المنتخب اللبناني لكرة القدم – French: Équipe du Liban de football) represents the Lebanese Republic in international association football competitions. Their official nickname is the “The Cedars”. The team is controlled by Lebanon Football Association (LFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and also the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF). They reached their highest placed FIFA ranking to 85th place in December in 1998. Lebanon’s home stadium is the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium in Beirut and the Saida International Stadium in Sidon. Lebanon has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. In 2000, they hosted their confederation AFC Asian Cup where they finished in last place of their respective group. They have only participated once in 1998 at the Asian Games and where knocked out at the second round. They are regular participants at their sub-confederation WAFF Championship. Lebanon also participates in the UAFA Arab Nations Cup and hosted the 1963 tournament and finished in third place and claimed fourth place at the 1964 and 1966 editions. Lebanon claimed third places as hosts at the UAFA Pan Arab Games tournaments in 1957 and 1997 and managed fourth place at the 1961 edition.