As recently as 1994. Last time out, the Rake n’ Scrape Boyz – as the national team are known – edged past the British Virgin Islands, setting up a two-legged contest with Caribbean giants Jamaica, where they were beaten to the tune of 13-0 over 180 minutes. Hoping for far better in Brazil 2014 qualifying, they began on the right track with a 10-0 aggregate win of their own over the Turks and Caicos Islands in the preliminary rounds. However, despite a fresh-faced and much-improved side, the Bahamians withdrew from their second round group on 22 August 2011.

Best performance in a FIFA competition: None
Former star: Lionel Haven