San Marino national team is supervised by the San Marino Football Federation founded in 1931. In 1988, they got affiliation to FIFA and UEFA. Till that year, San Marino players were part of the Italy national team.
San Marino made their official debut in a UEFA Euro qualifier against Switzerland in November 1990. It took them 14 years to celebrate their first and for now (as of September 2012) only 1-0 win over Liechtenstein in April 2004. Along with this victory the team recorded three draws out of a total of 117 matches played (as of October 2012), all the other 113 matches being defeats. They suffered their biggest ever 0-13 defeat against Germany in September 2006.
Due to the country’s small population, the team is a minnow on the international scene. They have never qualified to the World Cup competition or European championship, saying nothing of claiming some big title. At the same time, San Marino sparked furor and went down in history after the World Cup qualifier against England. The game started with San Marino striker Davide Gualtieri scored after 8,3 seconds, recording the fastest goal in the World Cup Qualifying history. The match ended in a 1-7 loss for the minute team, though.
San Marino is currently ranked 207th in the FIFA world table.
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