Thursday, 27 September 2012

Somalia Home 2012

Flag of Somalia  

First international: North Korea 14-0 Somalia (1963)

Biggest win: Somalia 5-2 Mauritania (1985)

Biggest loss: North Korea 14-0 Somalia (1963)

Star player: Eisa Aden Abshir (Elverum IL) 

Because of the on going civil war in their country, Somalia cannot currently play any home games within the country. They've never qualified for a World Cup before and sit towards the bottom of the FIFA rankings. I do not have a picture of the shirt in action but I believe it will be worn in one of the upcoming tournaments. For me Somalia is best known as the birthplace for Olympic double gold medal winner Mo Farah and world wide singer K'Naan. It recently has been known for having Somali pirates which have in the past few years been taking people hostage for ransom money. 

I have to thank my German friend Sascha for finding the shirt and you can look at his collection by clicking on the link at the bottom right of this page.


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