Sao Tome e Principe’s national team took part in the preliminaries of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™, but were comfortably beaten by Libya in the first phase. In the first leg on the island of Sao Tome, the visitors came away with a hard-earned 1-0 result thanks to an 85th-minute winner, before going on to rack up an 8-0 success in the return. That defeat was Sao Tome e Principe’s last international match until qualifying for Brazil 2014, which saw them not surprisingly overmatched by Congo. However, a 1-1 draw in the second leg was a result to be proud of given the 5-0 loss in the opening contest of the tie.
Best performance in a FIFA competition: None
Former stars: Armandinho, Taty, Amilcar Ramos, Celso Pontes