Qualification history
With the exception of the Korea/Japan 2002 preliminaries, Guyana have entered every FIFA World Cup™ qualifying competition since Argentina 1978, their best effort to date coming in the last, where they reached the third round but finished bottom in a tough group that also contained Mexico, Costa Rica and El Salvador.

A thrilling 6-6 aggregate draw did not go the way of Guyana as St. Vincent and the Grenadines advanced on away goals after a 2-2 draw in Arnos Vale followed by a 4-4 thriller in Georgetown.