CONCACAF Nations League 11/20 21:00 6 [3] Montserrat v Barbados [4] L 4-2
CONCACAF Nations League 11/17 23:00 5 [4] Barbados v Nicaragua [1] L 0-4
CONCACAF Nations League 10/17 02:00 4 [2] Dominican Republic v Barbados [4] L 5-2
CONCACAF Nations League 10/14 00:00 3 [4] Barbados v Dominican Republic [2] L 0-5
CONCACAF Nations League 09/12 02:00 2 [1] Nicaragua v Barbados [4] L 5-1
CONCACAF Nations League 09/08 23:00 1 Barbados v Montserrat L 2-3
International Match 06/19 00:00 - Honduras v Barbados - CANC
CONCACAF Nations League 03/26 20:00 1 [3] Antigua & Barbuda v Barbados [4] W 1-2
CONCACAF Nations League 03/23 23:00 1 [4] Barbados v Cuba [1] L 0-1
International Match 02/22 23:00 - Grenada v Barbados D 1-1
CONCACAF Nations League 06/12 22:00 1 [2] Guadeloupe v Barbados [4] L 2-1
CONCACAF Nations League 06/09 22:00 1 [4] Barbados v Guadeloupe [3] L 0-1


Matches played 9 4 5
Wins 1 0 1
Draws 1 0 1
Losses 7 4 3
Goals for 10 2 8
Goals against 29 13 16
Clean sheets 0 0 0
Failed to score 3 3 0

The Barbados national football team, nicknamed Bajan Tridents, is the national football team of Barbados, and is controlled by the Barbados Football Association. It has never qualified for a major international tournament. It came close to qualifying for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup as it hosted the Caribbean Cup finals that acted as Gold Cup qualifiers, but finished fourth of the four teams. In 2001, it surprised many by making the semi-final round of the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers. In the first game of this round, they pulled off a shock 2–1 win over Costa Rica, but lost their five remaining games. In 2004, Barbados gained a shock 1–1 draw at home to Northern Ireland.


Beginnings (1929–1980)

Barbados played their first international match on April 20, 1929, against Trinidad and Tobago, ending in a 3–0 victory. In the 1930s, they participated in several editions of the Martínez Shield where they suffered their most severe defeat against Guyana (at that time, British Guiana), in Georgetown, in 1931, 9–0.

Barbados had to wait for the qualifying tournament for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games to play its first official competition match against the amateur team of El Salvador, on July 25, 1971, in Bridgetown, a match that saw the Selecta win 0–3. Two years later, Barbados participated in the 1974 Central American and Caribbean Games, in Santo Domingo, although it did not qualify past the first round. On August 15, 1976, Barbados defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2–1 (a brace by Victor Clarke) in the 1978 World Cup qualifiers, which doubled as qualification for the 1977 CONCACAF Championship. In the second leg, the Soca Warriors claimed their revenge (1–0) in Port of Spain, taking the tie to a third tiebreaker game, played in Bridgetown, on September 14, 1976, where Trinidad and Tobago won 1–3 eliminating Barbados.


In the '80s, the Bajan Braves obtained 2nd place in the 1985 CFU Championship. The following year they played the 1986 Central American and Caribbean Games, where they reached the quarterfinals, before being eliminated by the hosts, Dominican Republic. At the end of the decade, Barbados hosted the first edition of the Caribbean Cup, without being able to progress beyond the group stage.

In the 90s, Barbados would return to the World Cup qualifiers, in the preliminary tournament for the 1994 World Cup, where it was again eliminated by Trinidad and Tobago (5–1). In the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, after beating Dominica with an aggregate score of 2–0, Barbados was beaten down by Jamaica (0–1 in Bridgetown and 2–0 in Kingston). In the Caribbean Cup, the Bajan Braves qualified for the 1994 competition (eliminated in the first round) but subsequently failed to qualify for the annual competition from 1995 to 1999.


The 21st century started well for Barbados, who eliminated Cuba on penalties (5–4), after two 1–1 draws in Havana and Bridgetown, during the qualifying rounds for the 2002 World Cup. In the second round, they achieved a historic victory at home against Costa Rica (2–1), on July 16, 2000, with goals from Llewellyn Riley and Michael Forde. However after winning that match, the Barbadians lost the remaining fixtures, wasting their chance to advance to the final hexagonal.

They would return in 2001 to the final phase of the Caribbean Cup, although without much luck after being eliminated again in the first round. In the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, the Saint Kitts and Nevis team eliminated Barbados in the first phase, with an aggregate score of 5–2. In 2005, Barbados hosted (for the second time) the XII edition of the Caribbean Cup, finishing in 4th place. They also qualified for the 2007 and 2008 tournaments, eliminated both times in the group stage. In the preliminary tournament for the 2010 World Cup, Barbados was eliminated by the United States, over two legs, with a crushing aggregate result of 9–0.


The qualifiers heading to the 2014 World Cup were a real ordeal for the Bajan Braves who were placed into a group with Bermuda, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. They finished last in the group, with 2 goals scored and 14 conceded. After being eliminated in the preliminary phase of the Caribbean Cup in 2012 and after 17 months of inactivity, Barbados returned to play an international match, on March 2, 2014, against Jamaica, in Bridgetown, a match that concluded with victory for the Reggae Boyz, 2–0.

In the qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup, they would face the US Virgin Islands where they were surprised 0–1 at home, however, Barbados would overcome the deficit by a 0–4 victory on the road. Then they would face Aruba, winning 0–2 as a visitor, then beating them 1–0 at home however Barbados had fielded an ineligible player, Hadan Holligan, who was due to serve a suspension for collecting two yellow cards, therefore the second leg was awarded to Aruba 3–0, seeing them progress, eliminating Barbados.

The Barbados soccer team is the national soccer team of Barbados, a small island nation located in the Caribbean. The team is known for its passion and determination on the field, and has a strong following among soccer fans in the region. The team has had some success in international competitions, including qualifying for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2005 and 2007. The team's style of play is characterized by quick passing, strong defense, and a focus on counter-attacking. The team's colors are blue and yellow, and its emblem features a trident, which is a symbol of Barbados. The team is coached by Russell Latapy, a former professional soccer player from Trinidad and Tobago. Overall, the Barbados soccer team is a talented and competitive team that represents its country with pride and passion.