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San Marino 7/4 to end 20-year winless run against St Kitts & Nevis

Two decades and 138 matches since their last win, San Marino are priced as 7/4 favourites to end this barren run in an international friendly at home to St Kitts & Nevis.

The lowest-ranked football nation in the world, San Marino will take on St Kitts & Nevis for the second time this week, a side who are ranked 147th out of the 210 recognised FIFA national teams.

San Marino's last victory came in a friendly against Liechtenstein way back in April 2004, with a free-kick from defender Roberto Selva enough to seal a famous 1-0 triumph.

One of the world's smallest countries with a reported population of just over 30,000, San Marino will have a good chance to exorcise the demons of two decades of footballing strife when they face a St Kitts & Nevis team who finished bottom of their 2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League group.

San Marino v St Kitts & Nevis

International Friendly

Regularly handed out heavy beatings by European opposition, San Marino have maintained a level of respectability in their recent outings - losing 2-1, 3-1 and 2-1 against Denmark, Kazakhstan and Finland respectively to close out their Euro 2024 Qualifying campaign.

These commendable results should offer San Marino hope as that they can win their second encounter with St Kitts & Nevis.

Drawn in a CONCACAF Nations League group alongside Guadeloupe, St Lucia and Sint Maarten, St Kitts & Nevis mustered just one win and one draw from their six fixtures to finish bottom of the table.

San Marino proved their capability to compete with CONCACAF nations back in 2022 when taking on St Lucia in two friendlies - drawing 1-1 and losing 1-0 - and La Serenissima will be desperate to go one step further and secure a much craved victory against St Kitts & Nevis.

Have San Marino ever won a game?

In 207 international matches played since 1986, San Marino have won just match - a 1-0 victory in a friendly at home to Liechtenstein in April 2004.

The lowest-ranked FIFA nation in the world have drawn on nine occasions - against Lebanon, Turkey, Latvia, Liechtenstein (twice), Estonia, Gibraltar, Seychelles and St Lucia.

Have San Marino ever scored a goal?

In their 206 internationals played, San Marino have scored 31 goals and conceded a whopping 834.

The most famous goal in the history of the San Marino national team arrived back in December 1994, when Davide Gualtieri opened the scoring against England after just 8.33 seconds in a World Cup Qualifier, before the Three Lions eventually prevailed 7-1.

This early opener, which saw Gualtieri take advantage of a poor pass-back from Stuart Pearce, held the record as the fastest World Cup qualifying goal ever for 15 years before Christian Benteke struck after 8.1 seconds against Gibraltar in March 2017.

Are San Marino professional?

The San Marino men's national team is typically predominantly made up of amateur players, although there have been Sammarinese internationalists over the years who have played professionally.

Some professional footballers to have represented San Marino include Massimo Bonini, who turned out for Juventus and Bologna, and Andy Selva, who plied his trade at Italian sides including Sassuolo and Verona.

San Marino Overall International Record:

Total Matches

207

Wins

1

Draws

9

Losses

197

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