National Teams that have failed to score a goal in FIFA World Cups

National Teams that have failed to score a goal in FIFA World Cups – It is a dream for any soccer team to get qualify for the prestigious FIFA world cup. Being one of the most important sporting events in the world, teams strive hard to enter and mark their presence on this global stage.

Also apart from getting qualified, teams struggle hard to score a goal that history states many of the teams have failed to accomplish. There are teams who have played in the tournament and have not been able to register a single goal on the scoreboard.

It will be the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup to be hosted in Qatar, where there are teams participating in the event without scoring at least a single goal. Below is the list of national teams that have played in the FIFA World Cup and failed to score a single goal.

National Teams that have failed to score a goal in FIFA World Cups
National Teams that have failed to score a goal in FIFA World Cups

National Teams that have failed to score a goal in FIFA World Cups

Total 5 teams will be playing in the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup, however, have not been able to score a single goal. The interesting fact is these teams represent less than 10% of the total number of attendees.

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago is the only 11 Concacaf team to qualify for the FIFA Cup and stands in the list of scoring without a single goal. At the 2006 Germany FIFA Cup, the team was disappointed by getting eliminated in the group stage with no goals scored.

Canada

This nation has not participated in the FIFA cup since 1986, the last was seen in Mexico. It has been over 36 years, and this team has not scored a single goal this time will be aiming to bag their first goal in the history of the FIFA world cup.

Indonesia

At that time, Indonesia was part of the Netherlands’ colony. The Netherlands, a small country earlier known as Netherlands East Indies was a part of the 16 countries that took part in the 1938 France World Cup. They played only one match against Hungary in the 16th round and got defeated by 16-0. Since then they have not played a single FIFA match.

China

Due to Korea and Japan being the hosts, both teams automatically qualified for 2002 FIFA World Cup. This gave China their best chance to debut at the FIFA World Cup 2002. China played three FIFA World Cup matches and lost all three. They also failed to score a single goal in those 3 matches and ended up conceding 9 goals. The 2002 world cup is only appearance for China at FIFA World Cup.

DR Congo

DR Congo for the first time participated in the 1974 Germany World Cup under the name Zaire (the first Central African National Team). They played a total of 3 matches, where they lost all three without scoring a single goal.

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