History and achievements
The South Africa national football team was banned for a long period because of the apartheid system and was readmitted to the international stage in 1992. In 1996 the team nicknamed Bafana Bafana won the Africa Cup of Nations and then entered all Africa Cup of Nations’ finals till the year of 2010. After their successful return in 1996 the team finished second in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations and third in 2000.
In 1998 South Africa made its first appearance at the FIFA World Cup. Later in 2002 it succeeded to qualify again and in the year of 2010 South Africa hosted the World Cup Championship. In the latest World Cup the team was drawn in the group with Mexico, Uruguay and France and was knocked out at the first round stage. Still, the squad celebrated a remarkable win over the French footballers 2-1. In 2012 South Africa failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Today the team is ranked 68th in the FIFA World Rankings. Its biggest win was over Australia, 8-0.
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|№||Name and surname||Role||Ranking||Age||Weight||Height||Country|
|44 years||183 cm||South Africa|
|24 years||South Africa|
|32 years||70 kg||170 cm||South Africa|
|29 years||75 kg||180 cm||South Africa|
|29 years||68 kg||179 cm||South Africa|
|47 years||74 kg||180 cm||South Africa|
|7||Ryan de Jong||defender||
|27 years||South Africa|
|28 years||75 kg||184 cm||South Africa|
|33 years||South Africa|
|42 years||77 kg||178 cm||South Africa|
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